Falling Leaves Soft Structered Carrier
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!