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mei tai making help, please

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I'm still a beginner at sewing, but I managed to make a ring sling with the pattern from the maya wrap website, and while it wasn't pretty, my baby never fell out. ;)

 

Now, I'd REALLY love to have a mei tai, but they're really expensive.  It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make one, but I have a question.  I have this woven wrap: http://www.ellaroo.com/index.php/products/ellaroo_wrap.  It's BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the fabric, but I don't really love using it.  So I'm wondering if I could turn it into my mei tai. Or would that be a bad idea.  Would it be bad to cut a woven material like that?  I really have no clue.  Any thoughts would be appreciated.  

 

Thanks!

 

the wrap I have is the 4th one down in the first column on the page I linked to, not the boring beige one that comes up first. lol


Edited by boysmom2 - 7/3/12 at 3:33pm
post #2 of 5

i can't see it being an issue to cut through the fabric as long as you finish the seams so that the fabric doesn't unravel.

post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  It just makes me nervous.  It's such beautiful material, I don't want to ruin it, but right now it's just packed away in a box anyway so I'd love to use it for something.

post #4 of 5

i don't blame you for being nervous, but it will be better than it sitting in a box. maybe you could take it into a fabric store and ask them about it to see what they think.

post #5 of 5

That fabric doesnt stretch does it?  hard to tell form the description - if no stretch - then yes, perfect fabric for Mei Tai  - (although in my opinion, a shame to ruin a long wrap like that - consider selling it and buying some nice plain cotton with your earnings! ) 

check out ...http://www.thebabywearer.com/index.php  and sign up in the 'forum' section they have patterns posted for making just about any baby carrying device! - (also a good place to sell old carriers and wraps)

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