The idea for the baby wearing bags was developed by Absolute Bobbins and Firespiral Slings in early 2015. The bag’s pattern, created by Alison, went through a number of incarnations before being created in an initial batch and sold through the Firespiral Slings website.
Larger shapes and sizes were toyed with, along with simple straps and press studs. So the final version available today is a collection of all the best bits of the prototypes, with the help of feedback from testers. And, as the prototypes and initial runs included Firespiral Slings’ cloth, their beauty equalled their usability!
Baby wearers said they didn’t want a big adjustable knot digging in their shoulder or back while carrying a bag and a baby. They wanted to be able to put their bag down and not have the contents spill out across the floor of the bus while juggling a number of little ones. And they wanted somewhere to put their phones, and a place to clip their car keys.
The Absolute Bobbins baby wearing bag helps resolve all these issues. The ring-adjusted strap is a whole half-width of a wrap, which moulds around the shoulder and back, and doesn’t dig into your little one. The zipped panel covers the opening of the bag, and it is reinforced at each end with the corresponding lining fabric. Internal pockets are big enough to fit a mobile phone, small wallet or purse.
Absolute Bobbins also creates custom bags using the pattern for those with wraps they would like to convert. Alison has also created bags using a Didymos Geckos and a Kokadi Sophie Stars – both of which were a joy to work with and made stunning bags. Cloth can also be dyed to give the wearer a one-off creation that’s not only stunning to look at, but an essential piece of kit!
The bags will soon be available to buy through the Absolute Bobbins website – and releases will be announced through Firespiral Slings and the Absolute Bobbins Facebook page
Basic bags will be priced at £89, with free second class postage within the UK, or the option to use signed for second class for £4. International postage will also be an option.
For details about how to get a sewing slot check out the Documents section of this website for a step by step guide!