>> Wednesday, August 10, 2016
In my all about babywearing post, I shared that my favorite carrier right now is the knit wrap. So many of you shared that you love woven wraps, so I really want to check one of those out sometime. Regardless, there are lots of wrap tutorials online. They're all the same. So, I thought I'd share the easy steps I took to make my own, lightweight wrap before we went on vacation.
Actually, these instructions will give you two wraps in the end. How awesome is that? The best part is that it only takes like two minutes to complete and requires zero sewing if you're OK with raw edges (that don't fray).
By the way: Go to your fabric store with a coupon! I was able to get 40% off jersey fabric that was normally $9.99 a yard, which means I made two wrap carriers for just $30. Babywearing can get pretty addicting, so it's cool to have different options and not have to spend a mint. I'm actually planning to do some tie-dye action on mine to make them fun.
Here's all you need to do:
1.) Buy 5 continuous yards of jersey knit material (42 inches wide) -- with some stretch. The kind I found had 5% spandex + the rest was cotton.
2.) Fold the fabric in half length-wise. It will feel ridiculously long. Then cut down the entire length until you have TWO -- that's TWO -- wraps.
3.) Optional: Sew something at the halfway point (a tag, etc.) so you can easily find the center. I didn't do this, though.
Then you wrap up your baby.
I thought you had to start with the newborn hug hold. But when I posted on Instagram yesterday that Eloise is now legs out -- many of you shared that you do legs out from birth.
Here's that hold:
Have you made your own carrier? What tutorials have you followed?
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