Amy Butler Little Stitches for Little Ones Entry #16: "Along for the Ride" Baby Carrier

Amy Butler Little Stitches for Little Ones Entry #16: "Along for the Ride" Baby Carrier

Alejandra Valera
Sep 30, 2008

Name: Elle
Project: "Along for the Ride" Baby Carrier
This lovely baby carrier shows you can wear your baby and be stylish, too. Reader, Elle, tells us how. Jump below for details...

Explain how Amy Butler inspired this entry.:
A few years ago, a friend of a friend 'introduced' me to Amy's fabrics when I was explaining how frustrated I was shopping in the 'nursery prints' section of my local big box fabric store for the perfect fabric for my diaper bag. As a 'grownup' (or as a person trying to parade around as one), I was not interested in carrying around a bag that featured all of the major nursery rhymes on display awash in a sea of pastel pink or blue. I immediately fell in love with Amy's prints and have been hooked ever since! The prints are modern yet translate beautifully into baby projects!

How did you make your project and what items did you use?:
To create the baby carrier, I first made the four straps (31" for the waist and 72" for the shoulder) and added batting to the shoulder straps for extra comfort. I created the front panel of the body by machine basting Amy's fabric to a piece of canvas (a trick I learned from Amy's Nappy Bag pattern). I set that aside and attached the straps to the canvas body back and then sewed it to the front panel, right sides together. I added another piece of batting to the interior of the headrest, turned it right side out and quilted the headrest to make sure the batting would stay in place during washing. Ta-dah!

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