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post #21 of 25
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Originally Posted by Nicole730 View Post



Stretchy wraps are soooo easy to make!  Just buy a length of cotton jersey knit fabric and cut it to size.  That's it, no sewing, no hemming.  Maybe check in discount fabric bins?



I've done this, too, works great and the edges roll under, so you can't see any fraying or unevenness.  I found that just ripping in half wasn't quite wide enough, I like wraps to be 26"-30" wide and 6 yards long for all the newborn cross carry kind of things.  

post #22 of 25
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Originally Posted by calapitters View Post



I've done this, too, works great and the edges roll under, so you can't see any fraying or unevenness.  I found that just ripping in half wasn't quite wide enough, I like wraps to be 26"-30" wide and 6 yards long for all the newborn cross carry kind of things.  



My edges kind of just rolled under on their own, but the uneven thing is definitely true. :)

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I kind of want to make another one because the stretchy one I have is not the most attractive fabric, but it was really inexpensive.  But, with it being summer and hot, I'm thinking I should just do a hemmed gauze one instead.

post #23 of 25
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Originally Posted by Nicole730 View Post



Stretchy wraps are soooo easy to make!  Just buy a length of cotton jersey knit fabric and cut it to size.  That's it, no sewing, no hemming.  Maybe check in discount fabric bins?



Oh yeah that's a good idea! I will check out my fabric store! Thanks.

post #24 of 25

Woo! One of the ladies at DD's dance class said she's gonna give me her old moby wrap! I'm totally stoked about it.

 

I also love the idea of making them though, and thanks to the PP who suggested it. I might have to check the fabric section at Hobby Lobby for deals the next time I'm there.

post #25 of 25
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Hi again! I've been looking at babywearer for a while to try to find some deals and saw IRL a didy that I love--but it was a limited edition in '10. Anyway, I've pretty much decided to go for a woven wrap and would love, like, 3 to go with different outfits! However, my budget only allows for 1.

 

I may have the option of buying from a local artisan here (in Mexico) but other than the size what am I looking for? I really like the cotton/linen blend but are there other imp. things I need to look for?

 

Also, are the measurements the same as you would look for in a stretchy wrap? I found that a size 5 in the didy would work well for me (I think that's 4.6 meters), and then a width of around 30"?

 

I know that I can save big if I buy down here but want to make sure I don't waste $ on the wrong thing!

 

 

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