Since finding out I’m pregnant this fall I’ve gotten back into sewing a bit- there are just so many neat things to sew for baby! I had a hard time finding a pattern or tutorial for DIY drool pads for our Lille baby carrier online, so I decided to make my own and then type it up in case anyone else has been looking for one!
The strap covers are simple- they wrap around the straps and velcro. They look best if you put the velcro in the back but if you are using the headrest you’ll need access to the little clips on the straps so rotate them so the velcro is in the front and slip the strap through the opening.
The bib on the Lille carrier is soft and flexible so its easy to stuff it into the cover. The short side of the cover goes in front and the short flap tucks under the hood. I didn’t add straps, but if you have trouble with the bib cover coming off, straps could be added to secure it to the hood straps. The long flap goes down inside the carrier and the straps snap around the loops that hold the “seat belt”. I used snaps to secure these straps but if you don’t have a snap tool you can use velcro.
If you are using the headrest in the upright position, pull the clips through the holes in the front of the cover. If using it in the downwards “bib” position, tuck the clips inside the cover so that the snaps are exposed and snap the bib in place.
- I used two fat quarters of fabric (blue print and grey print) but I had to piece together the blue one to have enough, so in the future I think I’d get 1/2 yard of the bib fabric and 1/4yd of the strap fabric. Once I’ve made another set I’ll try this and update the tutorial!
- Flannel would be more absorbent, but woven cotton (i.e. quilter’s cotton) is prettier so use whichever you prefer for your outer material.
- Equal amounts of flannel for lining.
- cotton batting or terry cloth
- ribbon scraps
- optional: snaps