My sister asked me to make one of her clients a doll carrier. I have never made a doll carrier so I got on Pinterest to research. There wasn't much to choose from, but the ones I did like led me to the book, Oliver + S Little Things to Sew: 20 Classic Accessories and Toys for Children.
Now for those of you who know me, I will attempt to sew anything. Attempt is the key word. I'm self-taught when it comes to sewing. If something is too complicated, I won't try it. Many times, if it is too complicated, I try my own way. What was really nice about this pattern was it was both simple and I could still tweak it to be even easier! The only change I had to make was using more velcro since I haven't taught myself how to make buttonholes yet.
If you want to try a new pattern to make for your little one or as a gift, this is a great one to try. Here is the carrier I made for my sister's client.
My middle little man was willing to be the model but not without some of his fierce faces.
The little girls loves 101 Dalmatians and I was able to find this cute dalmatian print from Hobby Lobby. This pattern is really nice because the child can hold a larger doll (stuffed animal or frog in this case) and can also hold a small doll. Here is the carrier with a smaller doll.
The straps cross over the back of the child and connect to the middle of the carrier.
I plan on making one of these for my sweet Anna. What is really nice is you can make the straps adjustable to the size of the child as well. It can grow with the child and save you time from making another one.