The Riser • Onbuhimo Baby Carrier Pattern


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This buckle onbuhimo baby carrier pattern is an alternative to the traditional Japanese onbuhimo. Though known for it’s high back carry, The Riser can be worn on the front and back and facilitates ergonomically correct positioning.

Carrier Style: Buckle Onbuhimo
Type: Instant Digital Download
Paper Size: US Letter & A0 Copy Shop
Skill Level: 3/5
Sizing:  Standard, Tweeny Tot, Toddler





This carrier sewing pattern presents an alternative to the traditional Japanese onbuhimo. It utilizes webbing and plastic hardware to secure the carrier and is well known for high back carries. The absence of a waistband works great for pregnant bellies and those who find the waistband of a soft-structured carrier to be constricting. Three body panel sizes ensure proper knee-to-knee coverage and panel height at each stage of development. Additionally, choose between three strap sizes to ensure that the carrier will be positioned optimally for wear. Micro adjustments for length can be made on each strap via “perfect fit adjusters” (PFA’s); elongated reverse PFA’s make adjusting from a back carry simple. Leg padding keeps the panel from digging into little thighs. Elastic strap roll-ups contain excess webbing neatly.

The digital pattern contains the following files:

  • Instructional Book
  • Print At Home Pattern || US Letter
  • Copy Shop Version || A0



  •  Three carrier sizes [Standard, Tweeny Tot, & Toddler]
  • Two panel shapes (winged or angled)
  • Three strap sizes make it easy to get carrier positioned optimally
  • Two underarm hardware options– buckles or ladder locks
  • Flat style hood can be used as a neck rest
  • Hood ties function as reach straps and can be embellished
  • D-Rings on straps for hood tie off & to clip on accessories
  • Leg padding
  • Reverse PFA’s
  • Sternum strap
  • Slighty contoured, padded shoulder straps
  • Elastic strap roll-ups
  • Safety elastic on straps
  • Reinforcement stitching at critical points of construction


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