January 22, 2010
I have a big boy. A boy who, from the get-go, has loved to eat. And because he is both big and little, and still loves to be carried around by Mama, Mama recently got herself a new carrier. A back-saving carrier. And? You can make one, too.
Yep. You heard me. My friend Jessica, fellow blogger and mother of five, went ahead and designed a structured baby carrier and wrote up a sewing pattern for you. It's called the Sweet Pod, and it's available as a PDF pattern here.
Oh, how I LOVE my Sweet Pod (Jessica made mine, using leftover Echino fabric from one of my book projects.) It's so comfy to wear for long periods of time. As soon as I received mine in the mail, Finn came down with a double ear infection, which meant lots of in-arms time. Thank goodness it arrived in time.
What I particularly enjoy about this carrier is that it has a lining on the inside that allows you to more easily switch the baby from a front carry to a back carry - quite helpful when home alone and you need to get some cooking done. The back carry is essential when you have a grabby baby - it keeps him safe and he can still see what's happening on the kitchen counter.
It has a zipper storage pouch for the sleeping hood. The hood itself (as well as the carrier lining) is made from the most luxurious fabric I've ever touched, a silk/hemp charmeuse from NearSea Naturals. Perfect next to butter-soft baby skin.
Thanks, Jessica, for designing such a useful piece of baby gear, and happy sewing to the rest of you!