Sash Carrier Tutorial Featuring Birch Organic Canvas & Robert Kaufman Taos Flannel
A sewing tutorial by sewist Marci Tyree.
What You'll Need:
* Basic sewing supplies (machine, iron, thread, clips or pins, etc)
* Heavy duty needle to punch through those canvas layers (I used one from the Schmetz, Denim Assortment)
* 1/2 yard reinforcing fabric for main body IF you're like me and fell in love with a flannel or if you would like to use a quilt weight cotton. I used extra canvas.
Cut your pieces and iron if needed. Keep the waist and shoulder straps labelled, as they look very similar.
Assembly: Pattern uses 1/4" seam allowances
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Step 2 -With right sides together, sew along the long edge of the three straps (2 shoulder, 1 waist). Flip them all right side out and iron flat.
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With right sides together, sew as shown on the red line. Be sure to leave an open space in the bottom for turning out! After you stitch, trim your corners and top curved edge with pinking shears. This will help reduce bulk and create clean corners.
Step 7 -Turn the main body right side out and iron edges flat. If you are using the foam for padding the top panel,
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Step 9 -Top stitch around your outer edges and along the bottom of the top panel.
Step 10 -Clip or pin your straps in place (All at once or 1 at a time if you prefer).
Shoulders: overlap 1" inch onto the top panel.
Waist: locate the middle of the main body bottom, and the middle of the strap. Clip or pin in place
Step 11 -Sew straps in place with your preferred reinforced stitch (I liked the look of 3 lines on mine). Be sure to also
Insert cute baby and enjoy having two free hands! :)
How To Tie:
Hold baby to your chest with one hand, pull the carrier body up behind their back with the other.
Always keep one hand holding baby securely at all times while you flip both shoulder straps over.
Reach around and grab the opposite strap with your free hand, and pull around to front.
Do the same on the other side to form an "X" on your back
Tie the straps behind baby's back and your'e done!