btw...i couldn't find a baby to display it...so i used a doll.
Note: hey...i just did a search on carry nest and found out these cost like $150 plus! (and to think my mom sells it for $25-30!)
If you make it....it would cost real cheap! :-)
Step 1: Gather Your Stuff
a printed material
and 8 oz thick wadding/ padding
lace to match
Step 2: Make Block and Cut
Step 3: Frill
Add the gathering foot (or frill foot...i'm not sure what it's called...i just call it gathering foot ) to your machine and gather up the lace.
If you don't have a foot to gather....no problem....just do a fast running stitch with your machine and then pull one thread to make a frill.
place the right side of lace facing the right side of the printed fabric. and sew on the curve.
Step 4: Zip and Lining
place the right side of the zip facing the right side of the fabric. sew a running stitch.
now place the lining on top and sew.
open up the zip and place the other part of the zip on the other side. check your mark and place the front of the zip facing the right side of the fabric. and place the other part of the lining on top and sew. this is the same as the previous step only done all at once.
now both sides are joined to the lining...we've left the curve...sew along the curve....the frills should be tucked in...( remember right side is in)
Step 5: Adding the Wadding
place the second wadding on the other side and again sew the same way.
cut off the excess wadding and turn it inside out
Step 6: The Strap
take one strip ...fold it length wise ...iron and sew
tun it inside out and tuck in the edges and sew the ends.
fold in half and iron.
mark 4" on either side of the center fold and fold on that mark and iron.
Step 7: Add Velcro Tabs and Sew
on the other end in the under side...sew a 2.5" piece of the soft side of the velcro .
mark 11" down from the top of the carrier. place the strip center on it and pin the 3 ironed lines
Now slowly raise the lining and move the other pieces of the carrier away from the needle and sew the strip to the lining. (you could do this step before joining the liner to the carrier....that would be easier....kind of forgot to do that earlier :-D)
Step 8: Add the Zip Head and Sew Off the Bottom
now hold the zip end and stretch it till and mark the other end with a pin. (this is to get the center in the back of the carrier) The pictures will explain.
Tack all four layers together....make sure you get the wadding.
Sew from the zip to the sides.
Now take the other strip we cut earlier.
fold and sew along the bottom..before coming to the end fold towards the needle and sew ( i took loads of pictures to explain it better :-))
Turn the other side....fold the excess so you get a neat edge...and sew...again refer to the pictures.
You are done! now turn right side out !
Next step is how to place you little one!
Step 9: Bundle Up You Little Love!
tape up the babe under the arms.
Zip up the cute bundle and pray the little one has a nice long nap! :-)
IF you have all the materials you could do this in one day...it would make a nice baby gift.
I've added pictures of other carry nest my mom have done with different fabric.
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