Saturday, October 10, 2009

Wrapping it up...


Yesterday, I purchased 5 yards of fabric, washed and dried it, and wrapped it up!  We are loving the new wrap, and although I still need to taper the ends, and hem or serge the whole thing, I love it!  Very very comfortable and distributes my heavy baby's 15 lbs very well across my whole back.  This would also make a great, very secure carrier for an infant.

4 comments:

Apple said...

What kind of fabric did you buy? Was it just cotton or something else? I have a stretchy wrap, but I would like to get a non-stretchy one. :)

natalie said...

It's just a sturdy cotton. When wrapping generally three thicknesses of fabric cover the child, so I'm comfortable using it from a safety perspective. For comfort, though, I think that a thicker fabric would be better, ideally a woven fabric. I'd love to try one from linen sometime when stash funds permit, but this is a pretty good-for-now (or stashed in the car for unexpected wearing!) carrier. :)

There are some links in this post on DIY woven wraps that would be better: http://babywearingitup.blogspot.com/2010/04/diy-carrier-resources.html

Nadja said...

Thank you so so much for your help! I'm gonna give 'er a shot. I need to be able to wear Zofia at Athena's dance recital!

Your picture is adorable :)

natalie said...

You're welcome, Nadja! Let me know how it goes. :)