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My girls LOVE this carrier. I had to make 3 of them because they all wanted one. It was easy and by the third one I was able to knock it out pretty fast. This would make an awesome gift 🙂
10 in diameter plate
fabric marking pen
1/2 yard flannel print fabric (same as carrier)
Cut the primary flannel into a 18 x 26 rectangle
Cut the coordinating flannel into a 18 x 28 rectangle
On the primary flannel fabric, draw a line 4 inches in from the short side and a line 4 inches in from each long side.
Use a 10 inch plate to create an arch for the top of the carrier. Intersect the lines of the circle with the intersections of the other lines you drew, see below:
Cut out the short end with the arch
Cut 2 3 1/2 x 14 inch strips for the handles
Cut ribbon into two 38 inch lengths and two 34 inch lengths
Make the handles by pressing the 3 1/2 x 14 inch strips length wise in half with right sides together. Sew down the long edge. Turn right side out and press. Make 2 of these.
Position the handles by placing a mark 7 inches in from the short straight edge and 7 inches in from the corner of the curved edge on the right side of the primary flannel. Repeat on the other side. Center and pin the edge of the handle at a 7 inch mark with raw edges matching. Pin the other end of the handle on the 7 inch mark on the same side, making sure the handle isn’t twisted. Baste with a 1/8 seam allowance. Repeat on the other side.
Layer the batting, solid color flannel right side up and printed flannel right side down. Make sure the handles are tucked inside. Pin and stitch around the outer edge with 1/4 seam allowance. Leave a 6 inch opening at the short straight edge.
Clip corners and turn right side out. Hand sew the opening closed.
On the right side of the primary flannel carrier shape use the fabric pen to draw a line 4 inches across the short straight edge. Draw a parallel line 14 inches away from the first line and 2 lines 4 inches in from each long side.
Place the 38 inch ribbon lengths on the marked lengthwise lines and the 34 inch ribbon on the shorter lines. Pin in place an top stitch the ribbon in place. Back stitch the edges.
Tie each pair of corner ribbons into a bow. trim ribbon edges if needed.
Make the blanket:
Cut the fabric into 2 11 1/2 x 15 rectangles. Place the rectangles right side together and pin in place. Sew all around the edges. leave a 4 inch opening in one of the edges. Turn right side out and press, turn the opening under and press. Top stitch all around to finish the blanket.