McCall’s Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

September 6, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

I was sifting through my kazillions (yes, that’s a real word…maybe) of patterns, weeding out the ones I no longer want, when I found one I had forgotten about! Because I have a 5 month old, this little number (below) would come in handy…and I just happened to have some more superhero fabric lying around (which is so fun when, because you sew, you can totally customize what many people cannot)!

McCall’spatter Pattern M5678

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

Here’s my version of it (I did the one with straps)

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

The straps criss-cross in the back:

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

The only thing that I did differently (after using it) was add some little flaps so that when the strap crossed back over his legs in front, the flap allowed for a buffer between his leg and the strap (as shown below)

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

I cut 4 – 5″ x 5″ squares out of my fabric and 2 out of the fleece, then, added curves at the top left and right.

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

Then, layer the fabric pretty sides together and place the fleece on top.

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

Stitch around the curve, 1/4″ in, then, pink your curve.

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

Flip right sides out and topstitch about a 1/4″ in and finish the lower edge with a sewing machine overcasting stitch or your serger.

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

I would test it out with your baby and position flaps; I placed my flaps 4″ up from the lower carrier straps and angled upward. Then, stitched down 2 straight stitch lines.

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

See how the strap crosses over the flap instead of his leg, as shown below 😀

Totally Stitchin': McCall's Baby Carrier Pattern Hack

Then, wear it in public and when people say: “Oh, cute carrier!” Reply with, “Thank you! I made it” 😀

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