When Elliot was a baby I tried to engineer myself a Mei Tai (great directions there) style baby carrier, replacing the ties at the waist with a buckle. I made the body of the carrier with denim on one side and a green Amy Butler fabric that I was lukewarm about on the other. The straps are lightly quilted at the shoulders, with either flannel or thin batting inside. The sash is two layers of denim squared off at the ends.
Because I never loved the fabric I never really took to using it, favoring my store bought carriers instead. When the fabric I ordered from Pink by Post arrived last Friday, I got the idea to remake the carrier, reusing the straps and waist belt, which are really the most time-intensive part. I finished late last night, because, you know, I needed it today. I knew I loved the way it looked then, but the real test was when we got the girl with the red curls in it.
Waist belt detail
Note: This is an equestrian buckle rated for very heavy use. Please make sure any hardware you purchase for making baby carriers is rated to carry the weight of your baby! And of course, reinforce your seams.
Oh, and several of you were right about the sneak peak last week, it is the quilted awning for our play stand, which I will show you in full as soon as I can get a photo.
edited: oops, maybe I should check the spelling of the title next time;)