Can you do this?
Sewing a baby carrier can seem really intimidating. I know because I was a beginner once too. I remember how I felt before and as I sewed my first carrier. Truly, it wasn’t actually as bad as I thought it was going to be. In the years since I’ve sewn that first carrier, I’ve learned so much. If you’re wondering if YOU can do this, first of all, know that you’re not doing this alone. Our sewing community is happy to help and you can ask us questions around the clock in our Facebook support groups for EACH pattern! With that knowledge, it’s literally putting one foot in front of the other.
I didn’t have patterns to work from when I started sewing carriers. The information available for sewing the kind of carrier I wanted was very limited [ enter Sew Toot 😉 ]. The DIY babywearing world has changed a lot in a few short years! If you want to sew a baby carrier today, there is a wealth of information available to you through our patterns and support community. You don’t have to guess about what materials will make your carrier the most functional, comfortable, and professional looking. The patterns will literally walk you through sewing your carrier, step-by-step. So jump in and join us.
Is it safe?
Our patterns follow industry best practices for seam reinforcement. When making any recommendations, we always err on the side of caution because ultimately the safety of our babies is what matters most. Check out our post on testing your handmade carrier for safety
What if I’m a beginner?
Our SEWING 101 section here on the website will help to get acquainted with some of the techniques and tools that you’ll need to sew a baby carrier.
Our Facebook pattern support groups are also what Sew Toot is known for and where the *magic* happens. You’ll have access to lots of awesome and helpful people around the clock, because our patterns are used in over 54 countries around the world!
How much does it really cost?
Whether you choose to make a decorative quilting print backed with canvas or a wrap conversion carrier, you’ll be saving money compared to the cost of commercial carriers, respectively. Our website has a list of shops offering pattern supply kits. The kits make it easy for you to source materials for a single carrier without spending money on extra materials that you don’t need and take the work out of finding and sourcing quality, lesser known supplies like plastic hardware and webbing.
Can I sew a baby carrier on my basic sewing machine?