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Falling Leaves Soft Structered Carrier

by Kristin
(Washington)

This is my second attempt at a soft structered carrier (SSC) and has been a long time in the planning. I don’t remember when I decided to make it, but I know I bought the buckles for it back in February! It turned out just like I hoped (well, minus the imperfect stiching and the very wonky zipper!).


I still haven’t given it a real trial-run, but the times I’ve tried it on, it’s been super comfy. I used canvas for the first time and while it was a pain to sew (I used a whole package of jean’s needles, minus one), I think its extra support is part of what makes it comfortable.

I used this pattern that I found on thebabywearer.com with a few adjustments. I added the zippered pocket, changed it to have the straps attach on the back and added the insert/seat. I also made the sleeping hood larger. It's padded with 2 layers of fleece in the body, 4 layers of fleece in the shoulder straps and a cheap camping mat for the waistband.

The applique was inspired by a quilt on the Soule Mama blog that I’ve loved for a long time. I'm so excited to be able to use this finally!

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Jan 31, 2011
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LIKE THIS A LOT !!!!
by: Anonymous

Hi Kristin

I have just been browsing over the network 4 the last weeks in search of a carrier that I can make .. .. I truly like this pattern u used & tried the link u posted but it's not existing anymore :( .. .. .. So I wondered if u would mind sharing this pattern with me PLS .. .. .. My 1st grandchild is on it's way in about a weeks time & I would greatly app all u r help .. .. Thank so much 4 sharing u r idea & the lovely pics .. .. Regards, Sonia.

Aug 21, 2010
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Trying to Help
by: Kristin

Honestly, I've forgotten sooo much! If you wouldn't mind e-mailing me, that would be better, I think. seemommysew @ gmail

Aug 21, 2010
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straps and insert/seat
by: Jennifer

Kristen,

Yes, my specific questions have to do with adding straps and insert/seat. Basically how did you design the insert/seat? Everything you can tell me about it that will help me design one for my carrier. Also, how did you decide how long to make the straps, what size of strap and buckle to use? I have a pattern to make a baby carrier and I believe it is VERY similar to the Mei Tai, but I want to make the alterations like you did. Also, I believe you made padded straps? If so, how do you know what to use and how much of it to use? What kind of material do you use for the majority of the carrier? Not the extras like the hood and design, but the basic structure of it? Thanks for ANY help and advice that you can give me. I'm going tomorrow, 8/22/10 to the fabric store (without my two little ones) to hopefully come up with some game plan of how to create this vision that I have in my head :)

Aug 21, 2010
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Help for Jennifer :)
by: Kristin

Hi there,
It's been a long time since I've made one of these, so I don't feel like I would be much help. Have you checked out The Baby Wearers website? They have a DIY forum that is FULL of helpful info. I have no doubt you would be able to find what you are looking for. I'm sure there are new tutorials and/or patterns since I made mine.
Hope that helps a little. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact me. I have a blog at seemommysew.wordpress.com
Kristin

Aug 20, 2010
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Help?!?
by: Jennifer

I believe this is VERY much the way I want to make my carrier. I love the ergobaby carriers, but am just not willing to pay the price. The patapum carriers look very nice also, but still it is a bit pricey, and with both I can't easily try before I buy. Are you able to give a bit more instruction/help as to how to make a carrier with straps/buckles instead of ties?

May 15, 2008
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Soft Structered Carrier Pattern Link
by: Kristin

Just wanted to add a link to the pattern I used:
http://www.lulu.com/content/2302753

May 14, 2008
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I love the pattern!
by: Christina

The design looks comfortable for baby, while being cute, too!

May 14, 2008
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I love the pattern!
by: Christina

The design looks comfortable for baby, while being cute, too!

May 11, 2008
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:)
by: Amy

Beautiful! Great color combinations...Looks comfortable, too!

May 06, 2008
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GREAT JOB
by: Kimberly

Very cool Kristin - I know you do good work - so I'm sure it will work great! You are amazing!

May 06, 2008
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supurb
by: Amanda

I love the style and comfort of handmade carriers

May 06, 2008
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awesome
by: Anonymous

this rocks

May 06, 2008
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I love these!
by: Anonymous

I love these! Well done!

May 05, 2008
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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

Very unique and beautiful pattern.

May 05, 2008
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Super cute!
by: Anonymous

The tree is so cute. Love it!

May 05, 2008
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Nice Job
by: Anonymous

It looks like you did a great job. The tree looks great.

May 02, 2008
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Lovely!
by: Jesse

What amazing attention to detail on this one. The tree and fabric detail on the hood. Very pretty and unique.

May 02, 2008
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Love the tree
by: Anonymous

I adore the tree that you did, it looks beautiful!

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