Wednesday, February 17, 2010

There's Still Snowy Weather Ahead... Make a Babywearing Coat!!



 This post may be unforgiveably late in the winter season, but since I live in the northeast where there is still plenty of cold weather left (ughhh!!!) I thought it would still be worth posting! I made this very simple, very useful coat last winter and used it for Ruby for all of our neighborhood walks outdoors. Once my babies get over 6 months I find it much easier to wear them on my back because the weight is so much easier to bear. As an avid babywearer, I'm not about to let cold weather stop me! Putting Clay on my back inside this cozy coat is so much better, warmer, easier, etc. than dragging the stroller around in snow!
   I am a beginning seamstress without a lot of sewing chops, and I can guarantee that ANYBODY could do this simple project. I was nervous about hacking up a good winter coat so i found this one (ugly as it is) for only $4 at Salvation Army. I used scraps of fleece from an old blanket instead of buying new fabric, amking the cost of this babywearing coat about $5!! (You can find them in specialty online stores retailing for $50 or more!) Frugal and useful!! :) I followed this tutorial and made it up as I went along when necessary. SO EASY!!

5 comments:

Heather @ Green Baby Green Mama said...

Cute! The best babywearing coat I've seen!

Ripperdoos Pet Store said...

Very clever Sarah! You could really market this. Great idea!

Upstatemomof3 said...

That is so cool!!! I've always wanted a coat that will support back carry babywearing.

Star said...

I want to make one! The tutorial is no longer there can you please advise or post more pictures of your coat?

Natalie k said...

Cool, I was looking into making my own, or having someone else make one for me (not a good sewer and no machine :/ ). But also wanted to mention that my youngest daughter's name is Ruby too :D