I adore this teddy bear carrier pattern from the Oliver + S book Little Things to Sew. The pattern was very easy to follow and sewed up quickly. I used fabric from Laurie Wisbrun’s Brrr! collection and bought the perfect companion polar bear teddy to match. I have to admit that my daughter hasn’t actually worn the carrier very much lately, but the 90 degree temps we have been experiencing may have something to do about that.
I love how nicely it crosses in the back, creating a perfect fit. The print I used for the straps, by the way, is my most favorite print from the Brrr! line. I’d love to own it in a million other color-ways.
The pattern calls for a small pocket in the front. I decided to skip it in order to preserve the cute polar bears that are scattered across the fabric. I also made a messenger bag from the same book and the pattern was phenomenal. I know that a lot of other bloggers say the same thing but it is worthy of repeating. I love Oliver + S patterns because the projects almost always manage to teach me something new. I am so glad I own it — it is one sewing publication that won’t collect dust on my shelves.