Sew Mama Sew is featuring lots of free tutorials that provide great gift ideas for the holiday season. When this baby doll carrier was featured, I couldn't get it out of my mind, but I tried. I knew it wouldn't be easy. There's a reason why I love making quilts: they are flat. Making three-dimensional objects can be a lot more challenging. I decided to give it a try because it's an adorable doll accessory and Charlotte is loving her baby dolls these days. I used some stash fabrics, batting scraps, a bit of interfacing, polyfil, and some "artist's canvas" from Michael's to make this. It came together over the course of a few days.
The inside features a pocket for tucking a bottle or diapers or whatever. I have to admit that this came out pretty wonky - I had to stuff it in a closet and try to think of other things after it was finally finished. When you sew the bottom together- you are dealing with 4 layers of batting, the canvas, binding on straps, the interfaced pocket, etc. - binding all that together is not easy. I couldn't have a more lenient critic than my 20 month old daughter, so I am sure she will appreciate it, flaws and all, when she receives it for Christmas.
Time to update my City Sampler blocks:
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