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Doll carrier - sewing pattern with 6 animal designs

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    • Illustrated sewing pattern
    • Both patterns pieces and cutting measurements
    • Suitable for beginners
    • Age 1 to 10 years approx.


    The Cuddly Carrier pattern makes a super cute carrier for children to baby wear their dolls, teddies and other cuddly toys. It can be worn on the front or back and animal variations include a cat, mouse, fox, badger, bear or monkey. Suitable for walking children from age 1 up to age 10 and beyond, the waistband comes in 3 sizes and is easily adjusted using hook and loop tape (e.g. Velcro). The main body comes in 2 sizes to carry different sized toys. The straps can be secured with snaps or D-rings making the fit adjustable for different aged children. Boys and girls love them!

    Make one of the animal versions, showcase a favourite fabric or add appliqué or embroidery - Bishy Barnababes has lots of free-motion appliqué patterns and tutoorial. It's perfect as a quick birthday gift!

    Use up your leftover fabric or treat yourself to more. In addition to fabric; hook and loop tape (e.g. Velcro) and D-rings or snaps are required.

    The 35 page PDF file includes:

    • Pattern; fully scaled, computer generated pattern pieces using trim and no-trim methods of assembly. Both rectangle measurements and pattern pieces are provided so you can use the cutting method you prefer.

    • List of materials needed, including a chart showing the size of each piece of fabric required.

    • Metric and imperial measurements.

    • Printing instructions, including using layers to print just the sizes you want, a chart detailing which pages to print on letter or A4 paper.

    • Tutorial; detailed step-by-step instructions with clear diagrams, photographs and tips.

    Rated as Beginner+ as it's easy to make. However, some of the pieces, like the eyes, are a bit fiddly to sew on the machine - you can easily hand sew them though or use buttons!

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    Materials you need at home:

    • Between 0.55m woven fabric (e.g. cotton, polycotton, corduroy) for smallest size and 0.8m for largest size
    • Fabric scraps for animal faces - eyes, muzzle etc. (animal versions only)
    • Fusible adhesive/interfacing if using fabric for animal faces that frays
    • Lightweight fusible interfacing (if using lightweight fabric like quilting cotton)
    • 0.5m hook and loop tape (e.g. Velcro)
    • Kam snaps or D-rings
    • Fabric scissors
    • Pins
    • Sewing machine
    • Zipper machine foot (D-ring version)
    • Removable fabric marker (animal versions only)
    • Turning tool (optional - for turning straps)