The Little Pick-Me-Up || Baby Carrier Pattern

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 customer reviews)


AS SEEN IN Babywearing: the magazine

A soft-structured baby carrier pattern designed for adjustability and comfort.
This carrier can be worn on the front and back and faciliates ergonomically correct positioning.

Carrier Style: Soft Structured Carrier
Type: Instant Digital Download
Paper Size: US Letter & A0 Copy Shop
Skill Level:  3/5
Sizing: Baby, Standard, Tweeny Tot, Toddler, Preschool

PDF Pattern Details

This adjustable soft structured carrier pattern is designed to accommodate wearers sizes 2-26 (US) without any adaptation. Features a flat style cinch able hood with ties that also function as reach straps. Tie-off to the D-rings or use them to hang the carrier when not in use. Five body panel sizes ensure proper knee-to-knee coverage at each stage of development. Curved, padded straps and foam waist make this carrier perfect comfortable, extended wearing. Elastic loops at strap ends contain excess webbing. Sternum strap and leg padding increase comfort for both wearer and wearee, respectively. Designed for safety– reinforcement stitching in critical areas.

The digital pattern contains the following files:

  • Instructional Book
  • Print At Home Pattern || US Letter
  • Copy Shop Version || A0



  • Five body sizes
  • Flat style hood
  • Hood ties function as reach straps [and can be embellished]
  • D-Rings on straps for hood tie off & to clip on accessories
  • Leg padding
  • PFA’s [perfect fit adjusters]
  • Sternum strap
  • Curved, padded shoulder straps
  • Two waist options– structured or soft for quilting
  • Elastic strap roll-ups for webbing containment
  • US sizes 2-26 without any modifications
  • Safety elastic
  • Reinforcement stitching at critical points of construction



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23 reviews for The Little Pick-Me-Up || Baby Carrier Pattern

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emily VonLanken

    What an awesome pattern! Explains everything to be able to make a carrier that looks just like the name brands without the cost! The pictures in the tutorial are super clear and easy to understand. Best part? If you have any questions you just hop onto the facebook group and get an answer from the many of people that have made it before!!! Highly recommend this pattern!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    Incredibly easy to follow pattern. Clear directions with pictures and detailed step by step instructions. Beyond that, the support groups sew toot runs on Facebook are incredibly helpful, seriously, I can’t believe the level of customer service devan provides for her patterns <3 I can't say enough good things about this pattern.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura Wolfe

    This is an amazing pattern! I’ve been sewing for 2 years and I’ve never attempted anything like this Little Pick Me Up pattern. I love that it is so detailed! People cannot believe I made my very own baby carrier but honestly this pattern does most of the work for you. You just do one step at a time and before you know it, you’ve created something beautiful. I had only planned to make one carrier but right away I made a second and I have plans for many more. I cannot say enough about this pattern and the supporting information available. Love love love this pattern!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mayemma (verified owner)

    So much fun to customize! I just keep making them. Fun for wearing baby too. Both my boys enjoy a turn sometimes. Easy to follow and great support network!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jamie Manar (verified owner)

    Amazing pattern and ebook makes it so easy to sew. Everyone who sees me on the street thinks it looks as good as a professional one! So glad I found this pattern!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    This pattern is amazing. The instructions are clear and thr pictures with each step help so much. The sizes are generous and I recommend this pattern to anyone who wants to make an SSC.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jocelyn Hall

    I am horrible at following written instructions and consider myself a beginner level seamstress. I not only made this carrier with ease, but have also received so many compliments at how professional my “diy” carrier looks. If you have any questions about the pattern or instructions, the facebook group provides amazing support and even Devan, the SewToot owner is super active!

    I highly recommend this to anyone who is on the fence because they feel like their sewing skills may not be a true intermediate level or are wondering if the instructions are not clear.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha (verified owner)

    Great pattern and tutorial! I’m a self taught beginner and this project seemed daunting but I followed the tutorial step by step and we are so very pleased. Our favorite carrier to date! And the online FB community and Devan have been awesome resources for questions. I’ve made 4 carriers from this pattern now!

  9. Rated 5 out of 5


    Be careful! This pattern is addictive. It is so much fun to make carriers out of so many colors and patterns. The instructions are well written and include lots of details and pictures to make it easy to follow. There is a Facebook group for pattern holders to give you even more great ideas and advice from others who have made the carrier, who are making the carrier, and from the pattern creator. This is definitely worth every penny.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Laura M

    This pattern is hands-down one of the most clearly-written, easy-to-follow patterns I’ve ever purchased and used. Not only is Devan helpful and communicative, there is such a fantastic support group for tips, tricks and advice.

    The pattern has so many great features, and if you want to add your own flair, the possibilities are endless! I’ve made at least 7 or 8 variations and I have plans for five more.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa D

    I am a newer to sewing and i was able to make this. It was very rewarding (and addictive). Already making my next one.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah (verified owner)

    This pattern is amazing, I started making these carriers when I was a fairly new seamstress sang was still able to follow along and understand the directions. Devan has continued to update the pattern based on feedback and provides amazing customer service, answering questions quickly and providing great Facebook groups which allow for pattern specific assistance. You won’t be able to stop with making just one!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katrina Jones

    Brilliant pattern! The instructions are so clear and easy to follow; and the finished product is so comfortable for both wearer and wearee. I love that you can get so many sizes, and how easily the pattern is adapted for individual preferences.

    I can’t recommend this pattern enough!

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    April Willford

    Love this pattern! Very easy to follow. Great support for this pattern! Makes it so easy to make a beautiful carrier for my baby!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jessica (verified owner)

    I bought this pattern and was worried at first. I can work my way around a machine, but I don’t typically sew finicky items and I was concerned how my skills might (not) fair when my child was in it.

    I shouldn’t have been worried!

    Between the very detailed and extremely well thought out ebook that comes with this purchase to the ability to talk to both the creator and others in the Facebook group, I have successfully sewn 3 of these carriers and have had virtually no problems.

    I would recommend this to anyone who is considering making their own carrier!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristin (verified owner)

    I can’t say enough good things about this pattern. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow and I have made two carriers now, both of which get many compliments. But the best part is that I spent half the amount of money on materials for the LPMU than I did for a store bought carrier and my LPMU is more comfortable and perfectly customized to my daughter and I. I am not an expert sewer by any means and I was able to make this with no problem. Thank you for a wonderful pattern, I would recommend it to anyone!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Yulia (verified owner)

    So I’ve seen sewing for about a year. I made 2 LPMU carriers and can’t be happier with the results. The pattern is so detailed and easy to understand. The Facebook support is wonderful. Can’t say enough good things about this pattern. So worth it. Probably the easiest pattern I ever worked with)

  18. Rated 5 out of 5


    This pattern is well written! Easy to follow and the pattern holders group is full of wonderful people to help! I look forward to any new patterns she creates!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5


    Amazing pattern with very easy to follow instructions and great guidance from the Facebook group. Devan herself is very responsive and helpful. Although I must say they are extremely addictive you cannot just stop at one…

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    shae (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this pattern. Before making my little pick me up I had never used a pattern. I had sewed simple things and I was extremely intimidated. When I downloaded the pattern, I read through the instructions carefully and it was so easy to follow. Since then, I have purchased the barefoot bucklebu and the sweater pattern! I am a officially a Sew Toot addict! TOOT TOOT!!!

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Courtney (verified owner)

    An excellent pattern with so many ways you can customize the carrier to fit your needs! It is not nearly as hard as I would have thought! The pattern has crystal clear pictures and the owner is super helpful if you have any questions!

  22. Rated 5 out of 5


    I am so grateful for this pattern. I would never had been able to afford a full wrap conversion carrier if I couldn’t make one myself. This carrier was a little bit harder than the others but the instructions are clear and easy to follow. I also appreciate having more sizes than just a baby size and toddler size. My baby quickly outgrew our standard Tula and was still a bit too small for the toddler. I made the tweeny tot size lpmu and he fits so perfectly in t. And the deep seat darts help him get a nice comfortable seat. After I made my lpmu, I never used another Tula or kinderpack again. This is a great pattern.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5


    I made a LPMU for my daughter when she was 4 months old (she’s 13 months now) and she’s loved it from day 1!! I found the instructions well-written and easy to follow and the supplies that Sew Toot sells in the kits are top quality. I really really appreciated the strong online community where you can get any question answered on the facebook page (the group for purchasers only). It’s also a great place for inspiration and add-ons/modifications. I get asked about my carrier all the time when we’re out and about and I feel so proud to say that I made it myself! Super comfortable, beautiful and the baby loves it! What more could you ask for?

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