Tuesday, January 31, 2012

ltts: bear carrier

**This is the Bear Carrier pattern from the book Oliver + S Little Things to Sew by Liesel Gibson.**

I think I have a buttonhole phobia.

bear carrier 1

I've had the pieces cut out for this bear carrier for a couple of weeks and just couldn't get myself to sit down and sew it all together. I think I was procrastinating because I knew there were buttonholes involved. My last foray into buttonhole-dom resulted in a faux button sewn over top of snaps. But I can't believe I put off making this cuteness so long!

bear carrier 2

And guess what? The buttonholes went off without a hitch this time. It may be because I used my old sewing machine, which I've successfully buttonholed with before. I made two practice holes and the rest was a piece of cake. A very nerve-racking piece of cake, but cake nonetheless. Why do buttonholes always have to be the last step? I know it's just the way things are constructed, but running the risk of ruining a 95% completed project is quite stressful!

I used a Michael Miller Zoology print for the carrier. You can never go wrong with Michael Miller for kid stuff. I sort of wish the pocket hadn't covered up so much of the print, but I did get that hippo front and center! The straps are just a solid from Moda and check out the super cute way they cross in the back.

bear carrier 3

I really should have saved this for a birthday gift since K will be 3 (!) at the end of March, but I just couldn't resist letting her have it now. She is all about her baby dolls lately- changing diapers, feeding them, putting them in Time Out. Her babies spend a lot of time in Time Out. She was very excited to strap Pink Baby That I Got For Christmas to her chest today (she doesn't name babies, just describes them). I think this carrier is going to get a lot of use!

bear carrier 4

41 comments:

  1. Super cute carrier, in great fabric! Yay for the buttonhole success! And your model is adorable. :)

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  2. Very cute! I love the pink and gray. Buttons always slow me down! I have quite a few finished projects that are still waiting for buttons!

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  3. REally LOVE the hippos! Now I'm wishing that was the fabric I had used. Fabulous!

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  4. Adorable! I love the fabrics you chose. Your daughter looks quite happy with her new carrier.:)

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  5. Cutest thing I've ever seen! (Along with the story about it!)

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  6. So glad you had buttonhole success this time! Your girlie is cute cute cute.

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  7. Oh so cute! My son would love this. Can you point me to the pattern?

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  8. I just found this adorable carrier you made & hoping you still have a pattern you can recommend. slmartineau@comcast.net

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  9. can you tell me the pattern you used tiddbitscrafts@gmail.com

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  10. I just came across this today and am wondering the same thing as Barbara. I would love to make these for my great granddaughters. If you have the pattern, or know where we can get it, please e-mail me at; lv2bquilting2@comcast.net Thanks

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  11. This is so darling! I would love to make this for my little girl. Is the pattern available anywhere? You can email me at jenniferwneff@gmail.com

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  12. I would also like to get the pattern please, email robinrae63@hotmail.com
    Thank you

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  13. I got your email and I still can't find the pattern, do I have to buy the book or is there a link to it? Is there a pattern number so I can go to the fabric store to get it? Thank you. robinrae63@hotmail.com

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  14. So cute!! My daughter says "That is just what I need!" Do you have a pattern for this? webbs06@gmail.com

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  15. My daughter's kindergarden teacher has asked me to make one of these carriers. Would you please be so kind as to share the pattern? carolienherman@hotmail.com

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  16. Love this! Could you please send me the pattern too. I would like to make this for my granddaughter. My email is: tinakyle72@gmail.com

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  17. Would LOVE to make this for Christmas for my girls to use with their American Girl dolls. Could I get the pattern, please?
    Am a relatively inexperienced sewer... hoping it will go well.
    Email: owen_et_maman@yahoo.ca

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  18. Love it. Could I have access to the pattern? Byc1953@gmail.com

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  19. Love this, can you give me pattern details please? I.paulley1@ntlworld.com. Many thanks x

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  20. May I have access to the pattern, please. Thanks. meisner.debbie@gmail.com

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  22. Love It.Can you give me pattern details please?
    Thanks.
    veralin120@gmail.com

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  23. Like so many others, I would also like to have this pattern, & am willing to pay you for it. It's the nicest one I've seen!
    ellenrc3@gmail.com

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  24. Super cute! Could I get the pattern too please? Gaudette_lisa@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  25. Hello! Would love to know if you have the pattern avail for purchase/free? Or where I can get it in PDF. My daughter requested one to carry her build a bear in! ;). Thanks heaps! Jenn.monteverdi@gmail.com

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  26. I'd love a copy of the pattern too please
    Thanks
    Cathy
    redrustyshed@gmail.com

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  27. I love this pattern and would love to make one for my daughter. Could you please share the pattern or let me know where I could get it?
    Thank you!
    Pam
    pam@bradleybrook.com

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  28. Hello, I'm from Ukraine. I'd like this pattern too much. Can I get it? Thank you very much!!! olemv78@maii.ru

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  29. I love the pattern, I have 1 granddaughter and 2 nieces that I am sewing Christmas presents for and this would be so cute for them. Could you please share the pattern. Patricia
    patriciag75@hotmail.com

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  30. My daughter would love this for her 3rd birthday. What can I do to get the pattern? Happy to pay. Thank you! meaganeirwin@gmail.com

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  31. **This is the Bear Carrier pattern from the book Oliver + S Little Things to Sew by Liesel Gibson.**

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  32. I would love to get your pattern if you don't mind.
    lynn@lynnmade.com

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  33. Would love to pay for one if I may
    babyruth717@gmail.com

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  34. Could I please have this pattern ? bettywengerd@gmail.com

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  35. I love the baby carrier.... can you send me the pattern ? snowmandoll@gmail.com. Thank you

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  36. I love the baby carrier too! Could you send me the pattern? natalia_rudoman@inbox.ru Thank you very much!

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  37. Love the carrier....can I get the pattern please? Jodie.doolan@bigpond.com
    Many thanks

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  38. Is Beautiful ... can I get the pattern. Thanks

    pmsosau@gmail.com

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