Sunday, March 21, 2010

SweetPod Baby Carrier

Pin It Now! Ever since I saw Jessica's pattern for her SweetPod Baby Carrier, I've been dying to make one. Denzil was friends with Jessica and her hubby in his college days, so we know firsthand how incredibly talented she is. This rockin' woman can seriously do it all and I admire her greatly.

The SweetPod pattern is beautifully laid out and easy to follow. I must admit, I was intimidated to get started because this is different that anything else that I've sewn before. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I did print the pattern... the pattern pieces line up perfectly and the instructions and diagrams are very detailed. It is obvious that a lot of time and expertise went into creating this fabulous pattern. I had a ton of fun making my SweetPod, and can honestly say that I didn't get frustrated once during this project.

I'm so giddy over my new SweetPod... I love, love, LOVE it! Baby Tess is still a bit too young for it (it's for 15 to 35 pounds), but she seemed happy enough while I was using her to model it. Jessica even has videos on how to wear it here.

See, now you want one too, huh!?

If you're interested in making one, I ordered my hardware, webbing and closed-cell foam from Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics. Shipping was about $10. For ease of ordering, here is the breakdown of my order (This is the hardware needed to make one SweetPod Carrier):

*I just ordered another heavy duty buckle in place of a streamline buckle.

I purchased my open cell foam from my local Joann's store.

Thank you, Jessica! You are an amazingly talented woman!