Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Recycled Sock Barbie Baby Carrier, Ken Tank Top & Bead and Felt Swaddled Newborn Baby -DIY

Do you have a stray sock laying around? Perfect:@) This Sling Baby Carrier for Barbie only requires a sock, (maybe a Sharpie), a pair of scissors and about two seconds of your time. This is also a fun project for a girl's party or sleepover and something they could easily make for themselves. 

 Lay the baby on the heel of the sock and draw two lines on an angle. 
Be sure to leave about 1" at the narrow end. 

Cut the sock:

Stretch it like a rubber band a few times to get the edges to roll,
this helps make it look a little more finished. 
(And might help contain a few fuzzies from the raw edges of the sock.)

Put narrow end around Barbie's neck, fix her hair of course😎 and lay the baby in the heel of the sock.
Now Barbie is ready to run some errands with baby all snug and safe!

And don't toss that toe of the sock...
You can make a quick no-sew tank top for Ken too😉

I started with a pair of ladies size 6-9 socks from Dollar Tree. There were two pair per pack.

The tank top only requires four cuts, I think you get the idea from the picture below compared to the one above.
I kept the toe seam on the back of the shirt.
If you want to finish the bottom, cut it a little longer, turn over and hem it.
That way you can be sure the bottom of the shirt won't roll up. I wasn't worried about that.
Note: Be sure to hold your sock with the toe at the top to see if the design will be upside down or not.

No Barbie baby?
It's easy to make a swaddled newborn by using a large wooden bead and some felt for the blanket.

Large wooden bead, mine is a 1 1/4" oval, it could be smaller, and it could be round
3" square of felt for blanket
1" x 5" strip of felt to roll up for body
Glue, I used a hot glue gun

Tightly roll strip of felt up to create the baby's body, glue edge so it doesn't unravel.
Glue body to bead.

Center bead in corner of blanket and glue in place.

Bring bottom corner of blanket up over body and glue to body.

Bring corner of blanket across body, slightly covering face, and glue to side of body.

Wrap second corner over body, slightly covering face, and wrapping around side of body, glue in place.
Wa-la, you've created one snuggly wrapped newborn baby!

Make something just for fun and have a happy day:@)


  1. If that’s not the cleverest baby sling, Lynn! I do have have single socks and now I know what to do!

  2. What a cute idea and so creative with making the sling.

  3. That is the cutest!!
    I had a Sindy doll when I was little and she had a cute little baby sling that my friend's mum knitted for me, it was brown and in garter stitch and I had a funny little baby that fitted inside! I remember it so clearly! This one is so clever.


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