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Make Your Own Baby Sling/Wrap/Carrier

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2009 at 1:51 AM
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Make Your Own Baby Sling/Wrap/Carrier


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on Jan. 31, 2009 at 10:27 AM

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by on Jan. 31, 2009 at 10:28 AM

Here are some links to helpful sites that I have gotten from other posts about making a sling/wrap/carrier

This site will give you a couple different carrier ideas.   Ring slings, mei ties, ring wraps.

And this site will give you great instructions on tying a wrap.

good =wrap instructions has a whole bunch of ideas like improvised, a no sew ABC carrier, no sew  pouches and wraps

this site has a ABC patern

also this site has a ton of patterns too


the following comes from

Sewing and improvising babycarriers

$ in front of an item indicates that the item has a cost. All others are free!

General Help

Ring Slings

Padded Slings

  • Samantha Lane's sling Step by step photo instructions for a lightly padded sling with closed tail. (Large pdf file.)
  • Bravepages adjustable sling - open tail.
  • Angie's padded sling - thick padding, closed tail, elasticated rails. (Page down past the suggestions to get to the pattern.)
  • Lydia's padded sling has padded, elasticated rails, padded shoulder, closed tail--second pattern is the padded one(at Note that the first pattern on this page is for an unpadded sling, an old version of Reverend Jan's (Sleeping Baby) unpadded sling pattern.
  • $Elizabeth Lee pattern - open tail
  • $Sew Creative! pattern - thick padding, sewn tail. Pattern includes rings.

Doll sling/Children's slings


Asian-inspired Carriers


  • MamaToto's wrap carrier how to choose fabric to sew (or not sew) a fleece, woven or knit wrap (at
  • Sleeping Baby's Ring Wrap Reverend Jan has come up with a unique hybrid between a ring sling and a wrap carrier using rings at the back.


Coats for babywearing

  • Gypsy Mama's no-sew Poncho A poncho that you can make in less than an hour, designed for wearing your baby front, back or hip. Best made with fleece or other non-ravelling fabric.
  • Jacket zipper panel Instructions to make a zipper panel to expand a normal jacket to fit during pregnancy or with a baby being worn on front.
  • $Elizabeth Lee's nursing coat with zip-in baby panel.

Other sewing links

  • Sewing reviews for retail sewing patterns, including the Elizabeth Lee patterns linked above as well as sewing machine reviews. (See menu on the left.) A great site!
  •'s DIY forum This is a discussion place for anyone who sews babycarriers or related products to talk about projects, ask questions etc. You need to be logged in to access the forums.
  • Reviews of DIY babywearing products This is where other DIYers have reviewed products related to making your own babycarriers-sling rings, patterns etc. Also a good place to find sources for many of these products. You need to be logged in to access the reviews. Please submit your own reviews too!

Jessica (33),Husband (38)

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