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Ava Mei Tai

by Rebecca Mitchell
(Big Bear, CA)

"Ava" Mei Tai

This carrier was inspired by my newly adopted baby daughter Ava.


The fabric is Henry Alexander "Ava". I used red hemp silk for the lining and also for a layer on each strap applique. There is a strong middle canvas layer with the hidden X-box strap construction.

The straps are black brushed canvas. So soft and yummy. I decided to make them a little narrower than average at 3.5 inches. I used natural fleece for padding. I appliqued 3 different flowers on the straps and also hand appliqued "Ava" at the end of one of them. I lined the hood silk with interfacing to make it sturdy for my large flower applique. It worked beautifully! I also sewed boxes on the waist strap instead of rows to hold the fleece padding in place.

I used the OliviaBoliva Tutorial only for directions on how to assemble. I needed to save time on figuring it out myself. For the shape of the body I layed my daughter down on the canvas layer and decided what shape and size would best fit her. Then folded it in half and began my journey.

This carrier is beautiful in person and is soo comfy for both of us. It hits behind her knees perfectly and I have gotten so many compliments on it. Thanks for looking!!!!!

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May 15, 2008
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Beautiful Mei Tai!
by: Fawny

Gorgeous! I think you did a stellar job Mama :D

May 15, 2008
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is this an original
by: Angel

I recently saw a carrier that looks almost just like this one.

May 15, 2008
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Overdone
by: Brooke

Body shape looks like something you'd use on an SSC (where you have straps connecting to the mid-body for support). Doesn't look comfy at all.Sorry, just don't think this carrier is very well thought out.

May 14, 2008
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gorgeous!!
by: Anonymous

That is beautiful! Great job on the silk appliques!

May 14, 2008
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lovely carrier mama!
by: Anonymous

black and white is such a classy combination and it looks awesome with the accents of red! :)

May 14, 2008
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BEAUTIFUL!!
by: Summer

Love it!! Love the embroidery! Great job!!

May 14, 2008
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Lovely
by: Renee

That turned out gorgeous! I'm glad it works so well for you and Ava.

~Nay

Naynay_pie on TBW

May 12, 2008
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Very Pretty
by: Anonymous

Gorgeous work! Beautiful appliques! Can you link to the tutorial you used?

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