The Pea Pod Hip Carrier Tutorial

on October 12 | in Contests & Giveaways, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 118 Comments

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Sascha Romeo from Piccoli Piselli is a thoughtful, creative designer and busy mama to three lucky children. She sews up a storm and shares it all on her blog with humor and grace. Sascha generously shares this brilliant Pea Pod Hip Carrier tutorial and pattern today, and she’s also offering a chance to win one of TWO Pea Pod Hip Carriers at Piccoli Piselli. The carriers you see on the pattern cover are in Sascha’s giveaway. One of the carriers matches a tutorial for a safety harness/shopping cart seatbelt pattern also offered on Sascha’s site today. Don’t miss it!

Sascha Romeo from Piccoli Piselli designed this baby carrier to be worn on the hip. The adjustable two buckle closure allows for easy on and off, and it carries babies from approximately 5 months (or when baby can hold head upright with good neck control) up to 35 pounds. This carrier will quickly become your “go to” carrier for quick trips into stores. It takes less than one minute to put on and carry baby… Considerably less time than most front/back baby carriers. The wide shoulder strap is meant to be worn on the ball of your shoulder taking the strain off your neck. The child’s weight is distributed evenly and this carrier can be worn with great comfort leaving your hands free.

Download your free Pea Pod Hip Carrier PDF Tutorial and Pea Pod Hip Carrier PDF pattern pieces today!

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118 Responses to The Pea Pod Hip Carrier Tutorial

  1. vidya says:

    Love it and this would be perfect for my baby which is due any time now!!

  2. Laura Reich says:

    I can’t wait to try the hip carrier. It’s exactly what I’ve been needing lately.

  3. Heather says:

    Absolutely amazing–pea pod carrier: MUST MAKE! Chenille baby set: MUST HAVE!

  4. kim says:

    I must make that pea pod hip carrier. Too bad my baby is 9.

  5. Christie says:

    I would love to win the carrier, but if not, I’m going to enjoy the challenge of making it, thank you so much Sascha for the tutorial!

  6. Christine says:

    Wow! I am impressed with the carrier and interested to see if I can win! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Ammie says:

    Woohoo! This is so awesome. Great for gifts, great for myself. Cute. Functional. A big THANKS to you for sharing it!

  8. katevet says:

    Oh my. That’s gorgeous!

  9. Laci says:

    Love it!

  10. Karen says:

    The tutorial pdf link says it is corrupted and not able to be fixed. I can’t download it. I really want this. Please help. Thanks!

  11. Amy says:

    What a great set! I’d love this for a dear friend expecting twins.

    Thank you for the tutorials, I love baby carrying!!

  12. Brandy says:

    Wow what a gorgeous gift set…I just love it. I look forward to reading through the tutorial also. Thanks!

  13. AshleyO says:

    What an awesome carrier!

  14. Sofia says:

    Love them all. Thanks for the giveaway and for the tutorials. xx

  15. Vicki K says:

    WHat a beautiful gift set – perfect for my future grandchild!

  16. Tara says:

    Great tutorial, too bad my kids are too big now.

  17. Michelle W says:

    I love them! Thanks for the tutorial.

  18. THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! I have a six month old that is getting bigger and bigger and is so hard to carry around in the carseat and too big for the front pack carrier. I was just wondering today how I was going to carry him (and keep up with the 2 year old) when we are running errands when he grew out of the carseat (fast approaching). Then I saw this!!! This is perfect. Thank you for generously sharing the pattern and instructions.

  19. DebbieKL says:

    Love the Chenille Baby Gift Set! We’re expecting our second and won’t find out the gender so this would be perfect!

  20. Maryn Wheeler says:

    So cute! Thanks!

  21. Jocelyn says:

    That gift set is so beautiful! I hope I win!

  22. jennifer says:

    I love this!

  23. PeachRainbow says:

    Lovely color!

  24. Linda says:

    My twin grandbabies are becoming harder to carry. They were preemies, and we are so grateful they have grown big and strong. This carrier would be a big help.

  25. This pattern is exactly what I’ve been looking for! My little guy is a chunk and was too heavy for his carrier months ago. That scooter print is killing me. Adorable!

  26. Lee Ann L. says:

    Oh, that would be a great gift for my niece! The baby is due Nov. 10th.

  27. Kelly B. says:

    oooooh! This is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

  28. WhitneyG says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial! It will get some good use!

  29. abbey says:

    I love all those prints! I love orange!

  30. Lisa Marie says:

    The pirate stuff is fabulous!

  31. ~Helena~ says:

    Adorable carrier.

  32. Abby says:

    Thank you so much for such a great tutorial!

  33. Marcia W. says:

    Practical directions are good.

  34. Suzanne says:

    Hope it is not too late to enter! I have 5 friends/family members that are due in the next 6 months! Don’t know if I can get presents made for all before the babies arrive! Will bookmark the tutorial under future projects!

  35. Jill B says:

    Looks great – I LOVE the fabric.

  36. Colleen says:

    What an adorable carrier!

  37. oh my! This looks so cute!

  38. kelly g says:

    I love the fabric for the ‘Chenille Baby Gift Set’.

  39. Brandy says:

    Love the fabric! I also love that it is so quick to put on and take off. That is my gripe with the carrier I am using now.

  40. Jennifer Barclay says:

    This makes me excited to be expecting again.

  41. jennifer says:

    I love those yellow/orange fabrics. I made throw pillows out of that collection!

  42. Heidi says:

    What a great carrier!

  43. Cecily says:

    I’ve been wanting to try something like this out. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern.

  44. Sara says:

    Makes want to have another baby to fit into one of these! But that doesn’t mean I can’t make for someone, anyone who has a baby. Thanks for the really generous tute!

  45. stacy says:

    Love the hip carrier pattern! I can’t wait to make it.
    And the choice of material used in that beautiful giftset is so refreshing.
    Thanks for sharing!

  46. alisha says:

    Love the carrier — especially the scooter fabric!

  47. Tracey says:


  48. Wendy D. P. says:

    I love the look of these carriers – they look so much more comfortable than the front/back carriers! Super cute fabric choices too!

  49. Sandra says:

    I love the fabrics! Very nice and bright colors.

  50. stacy says:

    What a neat pattern, would make a great shower gift.

  51. Mary says:

    Ooh, I bet my sister would like that carrier. Thanks!

  52. Melanie T says:

    This would be a wonderful giveaway for the WIC moms I work with! We are always trying to make them feel like great moms and pamper themselves a little.
    Thanks for the chance!

  53. EmmmyLizzzy says:

    I usually use a sling carrier – but this one looks really nice – especially for an older child.

  54. Leah says:

    Everything is so adorable!!

  55. Theresa says:

    That looks different than all the other/usual carriers – how neat!

  56. Valerie says:

    The carrier is great and what a super gift it would make–esp. for first time moms! Thanks!

  57. kate C. says:

    Really cool carrier – I love trying all sorts of new ones!

  58. Tara says:

    What a cute hip carrier! With 4 (5?) babies coming to friends in the next few months, I see I’ll be quite busy with these. 🙂

  59. Angela says:

    I love those colors in the gift set! And I’m seriously interested to see if that hip carrier could work for my crazy mover.

  60. Cassie D. says:

    So darn cute!

  61. sy says:

    thanks for the printable it’s so cute.

  62. Marlana says:

    I would love one of these, the idea is fantastic!

  63. Kat S says:

    Such a great idea for a carrier! My daughter has a blanket from The Red Pistachio and she carries it around with her all the time!

  64. JennaBella says:

    Get pattern – can’t wait to make some for the new mom’s in my life! : )

  65. leigh7911 says:

    Holy heck, this is awesome. My toddler has hit a must-be-held stage, and it’s killing my arms and back. This will make both of us happy!

  66. Rochelle says:

    I love the idea of personalizing a baby carrier with my own fabric selection!

  67. Sarah says:

    I love this!

  68. desiree says:

    i love the fabric she used!

  69. Emily says:

    i love the colors and the chenille!

  70. Laura Reich says:

    Oh, I can’t wait to make this carrier. My 5 month old doesn’t like to be carried in a sling, but I think she will like this because it let her move her arms.
    Also, love that yellow. So bright and cheerful!

  71. Jackie says:

    This looks like a fun carrier. I usually prefer a ring sling, but this looks great. Thanks for the giveaway.

  72. Palila B. says:

    I agree with Jessica- you guys really know how to throw a fabulous baby shower!

  73. Heather L says:

    Awesome pattern…my littlest might almost be too big, but I’d be tempted to try it anyway! A great gift this would make for others too!

  74. Morgan says:

    I made myself something similar and it’s been my go-to carrier. Thanks for the tute!

  75. Corrie says:

    What a great tutorial! I just wish I had the time to make it. Maybe after Christmas. 🙂

  76. Love the hip carrier. I always preferred to carry my little one on my hip rather than strapped to my front or back.

  77. Adrienne says:

    Love it!

  78. Rebecca says:

    How clever! Thanks for offering it.

  79. Courtney says:

    I haven’t seen a carrier like this before–awesome. I’m expecting my first in February and am loving your “Baby Shower” week. So many great resources…thank you!

  80. Keri says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  81. Erin says:

    Sooo cute! I love baby carriers!

  82. Love the pirate theme baby shower! 🙂

  83. Celeste says:

    Thank you so much for this–I love this style!

  84. Serena says:

    Thank you for the tutorial. It’s great to have multiple carriers ready for every situation.

  85. Jennifer W. says:

    I am expecting my third baby and would LOVE to have this fabulous carrier for when he arrives! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  86. Mary says:

    Love the hip carrier! I’ve tried other types but never this type!

  87. starjumper says:

    i think i know at least a half dozen people who are pregnant RIGHT NOW, and at least another dozen that are trying or have just had one (or two!), this series is FANTASTIC!

  88. Mary says:

    As my 6 month old son is getting bigger this hip carrier would be great!

  89. Liz says:

    I love that tutorial!

  90. Karen says:

    This looks like a fantastic use of nap time sewing breaks to me!

  91. Billye says:

    Oh, my daughter will love this! Thank you for the tutorial!

  92. Melinda R says:

    thanks for the tutorial, great Christmas gift idea

  93. Cassandra says:

    I love this color line. It is so not pink!

  94. Melissa Williams says:

    thank you! these are beautiful.

  95. Dayna says:

    My sister is having a baby this week! This would be awesome for her!

  96. Darlene says:

    I love the hip carriers, how quick!

  97. Lynda says:

    This is so cute, thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Kristin says:

    I love the faux bois!

  99. Chris says:

    Yellow – my favorite color – thanks for the great giveaway

  100. Colleen says:

    Thanks for such a cute giveaway!

  101. Bailey says:

    Oh oh, just what I need! About a week before I discovered I was expecting, I cleaned house and got rid of my store bought carrier, plus a bunch of other baby stuff. Now I have a chance to make a cool homemade one! Thank You!

  102. Shara says:

    The hip carrier looks great for older babies like mine. And I love that bright, happy orange print in the gift set.

  103. Kristin says:

    That is such a great carrier!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  104. Jessica says:

    You guys definately know how to throw a shower in style. Looking forward to the rest of this week, since everyone I know is pregnant right now.

  105. Lisa says:

    I usually use a sling carrier, but this one looks very comfortable for a bigger baby.

  106. Louisa says:

    The peapod looks like an awesome carrier. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern!

  107. Nicole says:

    That baby set is so adorable and would be a perfect gift for my friend with a baby on the way!

  108. katie says:

    That gift set is lovely! The hip carrier looks great. Really looking forward to this week. Adds a touch more excitement to entering the third trimester of my pregnancy :).

  109. Allie says:

    Amazing! And now I finally have something good to use the new Heather Ross fabric for.

  110. Rebecca says:

    That carrier is amazing! All of your giveways for this week have been more than superb!

  111. brittany says:

    that gift set is beautiful! would love one for the spring baby we are expecting!

  112. Sarah Lorde says:

    Oh I love Chenille.

  113. I love baby carriers! Ooo, and that pistachio giveaway is to die for! Gorgeous!

  114. awesome baby carrier! Thank you so much!

  115. Robin E. says:

    Wow, how generous is Sascha to offer this pattern to us for free!!! When I was making baby carriers (a few years ago) there were only a couple vague descriptions on how to make slings available online for free. Nothing that was as well written and designed as this. Thank you so much for your generous sharing.

  116. Susan C. says:

    Love the idea of a carrier made for carrying baby on the hip rather than front/back. Very cool!

  117. Bee says:

    I want one of those! 8D

  118. Maria says:

    This is sooo lovely. Would love it for my sister who is due and January and they haven’t found out what they are having : )

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