I'm a cheapskate. Paying $50 to get two inserts for our Ergo carriers just seemed ridiculous. Plus, I wanted one that would compliment the Petunia Pickle Bottom prints.
We went to the fabric store, and there it was...cute cotton print for $2.50 a yard! We bought half a yard to experiment, and a couple hours later, we had this beautiful insert!
For $1.25 in fabric + supplies we already had, this worked out great! (I did have to search for something to make the pillow, since I only bought half a yard. That's why the pattern says 3/4yrd of fabric.)
UPDATE: My little girl weighed 5lbs 9oz and was 19in long. My boy weighed in at 7lbs 1oz and was 21in long. Both babies fit great and seem really comfortable in the carrier.
- 3/4 yard fabric (we used cotton, but anything that's not too stretchy...and you probably want something washable)
- Thread to match fabric
- 19in x 19in piece of quilt batting (low or medium loft)
- Poly-fill (about a 1/4 of the small bag)
UPDATE: See the process in pictures! We made a second one out of monkey print.