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