Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bigger Kid Doll Carrier

I estimate this carrier should work for most 4-9 year olds.  My smaller version should work for 18m-3/4yrs and I will be digitizing it within 2 weeks.

The free PDF templates are available HERE for download/printing.  I'll add some descriptions of what each step-by-step photo is showing a bit later.

This is a pretty intensive project.  It would likely take fairly experienced crafters a full day to complete from start to finish.  It took me parts of 3 days in between tending to my family, fittings, and taking the staged photos.

 I stitched this example up with all white thread to make it easier to see the seams.  :)

 You can use ribbon, webbing, or make the straps.  Connectors can be snaps, velcro, buckles, etc.
I made this example with webbing, but I have made my own straps and used snaps before as well.

 I added hook & loop to attach the hood to the straps.  Last time I used snaps.

This is my 52"+ tall, 63 pound, long-torso son wearing a doll that is slightly larger than the average size newborn.


  1. I can't wait to see the toddler carrier :) There's a toddler in my life who needs one!

    1. Did the toddler carrier ever get posted?

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  3. Hello! I'm waiting the toddler carrier, I would like to do one to my daugther. It will be a christmas present!! Thanks!

  4. This carrier looks fantastic! Is that 1" foam on the arms and waistband? I would also be interested in the toddler carrier :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  5. I just love your babydoll carrier. I would love to make some for my Grandchildren for Christmas.

  6. Yes, a year has passed since most of these posts, and I still can't find the toddler size templates for my granddaughter. Please post something to let us know what's happening with this. We understand if life has gotten in the way and it's late or not coming, but it would be nice to know.

  7. To do a toddler sized carrier, printing the larger pattern at 75%-80% works well.

  8. I was going to ask for the toddler pattern and a materials list. Thank you Amanda I will try printing at 75 to 80%. I will have to figure out materials on my own; Shouldn't be too hard.

  9. Thanks a lot for sharing this amazing knowledge with us. This site is fantastic. I always find great knowledge from it.

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