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SweetPod baby carrier pattern


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  • Zipper

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The SweetPod is a soft structured baby carrier to help you lug around a baby from 15-30 lbs (give or take 5 lbs or so) on your front or back. I designed the SweetPod because I have a lot of kids and need to keep my youngest little chunk close and cuddled while I cook dinner, tromp through the creek, and go grocery shopping. I figured I could save money by making my own and also thought there must be other crafty, frugal moms out there that would like to do the same. The instruction booklet is very detailed and thoroughly illustrated to guide you through things like sewing box tacks on webbing and inserting an invisible zipper. You'll be amazed at how professional your carrier turns out! I absolutely love my carrier and couldn't imagine life without it! It has a padded hip belt and shoulder straps, an internal panel to make moving baby from front to back super easy, and an invisible zipper pocket to stash the sleeping hood. If you've had a little sewing experience you can make yourself a top of the line carrier for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a commercially made one. (Please be aware that many of the buckles and the hip belt foam may not be available at your craft store and will most likely need to be ordered online. The pattern booklet includes suggestions and links for finding supplies.) BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY following a pattern inserting a zipper sew through many layers of thick fabric SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS can carry babies from 15-30 lbs. (give or take a few)

Supplies Needed

  • 1/3 yd. home decorator print fabric (for main body decorative panel) (You'll need 5/8 yd if your fabric has a directional print.)
  • 1 yd. 60" wide heavy weight solid fabric in a coordinating color (7-10 oz. denim, canvas, or twill)
  • 1 yd. 42-45" wide quilter's weight solid fabric in a coordinating color (for lining and sleeping hood)

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I'm a homeschooling mom of 6 kids and an artist. I dabble in just about everything--drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, fabric design, knitting, jewelry making, and pattern design. Because I've always had one little baby or another for the better part of 12 years I've designed sewing patterns to make my life easier. I hope they can make your life easier too by keeping that precious little bundle close.