Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Building prototype nr 4

Yesterday evening I filled my living room floor with all my carrier materials and started measuring and cutting all the pieces that are needed to sew the next prototype. The goal is to make a carrier that is comfortable for both adult and child. It will be a functional carrier
disguised as a small backpack not a backpack that can be used as a carrier. For me that is a very important difference.
I only have hopes right now that it will be as good as I think right now or I will have to make a prototype number 5. Soon I will have photos to show you but now the carrier is only a black pile of fabric pieces on my living room floor. I really would like to have a big sewing room but I gave it away so we could have a bigger living room/kitchen. Maybe someday......

Unfortunately the backpack can't be big enough for a laptop as I have hoped because then it will not work for carrying children the way I want to. A carrier should be comfortable both for the child and the adult and that has to come anything else.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rethinking my carrier

I spent a week with my family skiing and snow shoeing and just having a great time. All that time got me thinking about what I want in a carrier. I usually have a backpack on me with everything I might need but when my son wants to be carried I put him on my back but that means I have to carry the backpack in my hands. I really hate that so I would like to be able to carry my son and still keep my backpack on my back (hmmm) I have to think about that some more before I can make that a reality.

A good looking backpack with laptop pocket inside that can be modified to a child carrier when needed, that's what I want. I you agree please let me know of any other specifications you would like to see to make it a perfect carrier.

These are my ideas just now.
  • Backpack
  • Be able to snap it onto a stroller
  • Laptop pocket inside
  • Pocket for keys, wallet accessible when on stroller
  • Easy to change in to a child carrier
  • Black
Here is a picture of me with my son on my back in my latest carrier prototype with my snow shoes on. As you can see most of the snow had blown away but it was very icy.