OH MY GOSH I looooove my home made Moby wrap and so does my daughter. It's awesome! And I can't wait to make my home made no sew ring sling either! WOo Hoo! LOL
Here are some instructions and sites to help YOU make your very OWN home made Moby Wrap.
I am in LOVE with wearing my daughter. She loves to be close to me and I love to keep her close to me. Especially since she is having breathing probs, I want her CLOSE. Plus sitting up like this helps her sleep, so now she is napping WONDERFULLY.
Moby wraps can be purchased premade and "fancified" but they are EXPENSIVE! Sooo here's a quick and easy way to make your OWN Moby wrap baby carrier.
Go to wal mart and look at the $1 (or on other bins if you'd like depends on how much money you want to spend). Pick out a slightly stretchy material that curls when cut instead of fraying (unless you want to sew and hem it around the edges......but that requires sewing LOL) like: jersey, knit, or cotton. These edges will curl instead of fray requiring no hemming Woo Hoo!
You'll 6yds of this material (Or more depending on your size,if you are bigger get more)
When you get your material home it should already be folded in half length ways LEAVE it like that. (if you feel like your material is too heavy you may cut your material in half length ways down the center then you'll have enough for 2 wraps!)
If you are leaving it folded in half, you can run it through a sewing machine and just stitch the 3 open edges down so they don't un fold and cause issues while you are trying to wrap it around you, but it's not necessary (cause again it requires sewing LOL)
YES it will look like a LOT of fabric, and may be a little over whelming. SOooo make sure you are in a BIG room when first doing this, and you may want your husband or a friend to assist you the first couple of times you try it! LOL But do NOT trim your fabric BEFORE you wrap it around you! If you need to trim off ANY access material WAIT until AFTER you have it fully on and baby placed so you will know how much of the "tail" to trim off. I would leave it a little long for adjustments.
Once you have done all that, watch this video on You Tube for instructions on HOW TO WRAP your fabric around you. Now the lady in the video has a purchased Moby Wrap So her wrap material will look different than yours but its' the same idea. And you don't have to worry about which side you have facing you. AND don't worry about not having the cotton part in the middle, your wrap will still work JUST FINE without the cotton middle that's an added bonus for the bought Moby Wraps.
Here are a couple of other websites of interest to give you more ideas about wraps, and different positions to put your baby in.
They are super easy to make and soooo totally worth it! Later I'll have directions for making a no sew ring sling. WOo Hoo! I just have to find somewhere to purchase my rings besides online LOL.
Enjoy your Moby Wrap!