So, I’m currently 7 months pregnant and was researching about the different kinds of wrap style baby carriers, and let me tell you… they are expensive! I love how beneficial they are for baby and mom but spending upwards of $50 for one just seemed a little bit much, plus they are all solid and not as cute as I would like them to be. So here is a tutorial on how to make one for way less. I chose a knit spandex blended fabric from the line Arizona from Art Gallery Fabrics. Fabrics that would work great for this project are: Bamboo Knits, Organic Cotton Knits, and Modal Knits. The organic cotton knits do not have as much stretch to them but that would be great for carrying slightly older children that are a little heavier, while the stretchier fabrics are great for newborns up to 1 year old.
Intimidated by knits? Don’t be! All you need is some basic information to get started but sewing with knits is so rewarding and fun! Knits are so forgiving when you are sewing up garments because they stretch and mold to your body, allowing you to not have to stress so much about fit.
Here’s what you need to know!
The biggest difference between your regular woven fabric and knit fabric is woven fabric is constructed using many rows of yarn (the thread that is woven together to create fabric) while knits are constructed using loops and it’s all one continuous yarn (just as if you were knitting yourself a scarf).
Everyone at Harts is super excited for the new collections from Cotton + Steel! Melody Miller’s collection, Mustang features the most adorable bee print! The bees look like they have been cross stitched with little hearts instead of stitches! When I saw the print, I knew I wanted to stitch the design on something.
Victory Patterns is an Independent Pattern company out of Toronto Canada run by one lovely lady named Christine. After many years teaching sewing lessons she quit her job as a costume maker to become a pattern maker and has put out 10 wonderfully different designs that we here at Harts, just love. We have made many of her patterns and love they way they are laid out, and are very easy to follow. Some of her designs are really easy, and some are more difficult so there is a pattern that can full fill every sewists needs, plus they are all adorable.