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« on: October 19, 2011 02:13:38 PM »

I had a baby in august and she is great. But like many babies there are days when she just wants to be held. And this mommy has to get things done. We also opted for a convertable car seat instead of the traditional infant bucket seat system. So I need ed a way to take her places when shopping and such.

So I needed a carrier. I'm a thrifty person and could not see spending 40.00 or more on something I could make and may or may not like in the long run.
I had mcalls pattern 5678(i think) and made this:


I use it all the time and it's so nice to have Norrie close and not worry about people touching her when I go out. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011 02:53:54 PM »

Congrats Eliea!! Norrie is beautiful.  She must love the great carrier you made her!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011 03:12:38 PM »

Congrats Eliea!! Norrie is beautiful.  She must love the great carrier you made her!!
She falls asleep almost every time I put her in it. Smiley And thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011 03:43:35 PM »

It looks very sturdy and well made. Good work!
Much better than those bought ones where baby dangles by the crotch, yikes.
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011 12:13:31 PM »

It looks very sturdy and well made. Good work!
Much better than those bought ones where baby dangles by the crotch, yikes.
Yes exactly! I can frog leg her in it and shes good to go. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011 01:29:00 PM »

I love this. Debating attempting one myself. What kind of fabric did you use?
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2011 05:25:56 PM »

I used a random fabric from my stash for the straps and duck cloth for the body. I would use something like a stretch denim, or a broadcloth for the straps if buying to make from scratch.
The pattern is really easy to follow. I made it in a few short naptimes.
Oh the body fabric is from ikea. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2012 09:39:56 PM »

Carrier looks great and comfy. Did you happen to try the other style of carrier that came with the pattern? Just asking because I saw that pattern today and am trying to decide which carrier to make for my friend's baby shower. I've never used a baby carrier so I don't know which styles work better.

Also, what did you mean when you said you frog leg her in the carrier?
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2012 02:57:47 AM »

awwww, this makes me miss carrying my little bean.
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2012 04:51:36 AM »

great job.  your carrier looks really nice.  I was going to make one before my little one was born and ran out of time so I ended up borrowing one instead. 

Also, what did you mean when you said you frog leg her in the carrier?

Before the baby is big enough to have his/her legs around your body, you put their legs in a froggy position (bent at the knee and sort of curled up like a frog) inside the carrier.  I hope I explained it well, it makes sense when you do it but is kind of hard to explain.
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