Drool Pad – Suck Pad Tutorial – Quick and Easy

I apologize again for these older pictures, I am moving things over from a blog that is several years old! The pictures will still help you create some amazing drool pads for your baby carrier!


  • Outer fabric 6.5 x 20 inches
  • Inner fabric 6.5 x 20 inches
  • Coordinating thread
  • Ribbon/ Hems for loops (optional)
  • Snaps/Velcro
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter/Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

First, take your outer fabric and cut 2 pieces 6.5 by 10 inches. Taking into account where you want your print to lay. If you have a design you want to stand out, make sure it’s in the middle of the rectangle as my whale is.

Cut 2 pieces of your inner fabric 6.5 x 10 inches.

Lay your fabrics right sides together.


If you want loops, this is the time to add them. Cut your ribbon or whatever you are using to 3 inches per loop. I chose to use the hems from this wrap. I hate to waste anything of these beautiful wraps and loops are just one great way to recycle them.

They are a bit thick, so here’s how I’ve found works best for them.

Notice the loop is pointing up into the drool pad. When you turn, this will be pointing down.

Pin everything into place!


everything pinned

Top stitch around, leaving about a 2 inch opening in one side. Do NOT leave the opening at a corner. Your corner most likely will not turn out as well.

It’s hard to see, but my openings are on the right sides.

Trim all corners. Not too close though!

Now turn your work!

Looking good! Make sure to really push those corners out!

Time to iron!

Topstitch all around. Remember to double up your starting and finishing stitches and stitch close enough to catch your openings.


Now time to add snaps or velcro.

I recommend placing snaps about 2 inches up from the bottom. This allows the pad to sit better on the carrier and cover part of the corner area as well. See the pictures below:

That’s still dye stuck under my nails!


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