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post #21 of 26
What a collection!!!! You would need a walk-in closet just for the slings!!! :LOL
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
Do you mean how wide was the circumfrance of the tube, or how wide was the band I cut? I cut it 24 inches I think, so it would be deep enough to form a pouch when I flipped the shoulder up from my elbow. I'm not sure about the circumfrance of the tube. I would wrap it around yourself snugly, like you would a wrap, and mark it to know where to make the seam, allowing just a few inches for the twist in the back. Mine was really a bit too large.
post #23 of 26
Holy sling!!! : wow I'm uber jealous of that collection. I have one lonely sling I made out of a bedsheet and mydd is finally liking it. I would love to try other's but money's tight for a little while. Can I come drool over those, just or a short visit? I don't bite and I don't eat much :LOL
post #24 of 26
Thread Starter 
Sure, come on over!
A very inexpensive way to make a very pretty sling is to make a no-sew ring sling. You can find instructions on www.sleepingbaby.net under "Baby Crafts." All you need is a pair of rings (cheap enough at www.slingrings.com) and a pretty strip of fabric. It's great too because you can try out all the different shoulder styles: hotdog style (like Zolo and TMT), fold the edges in toward the middle until they meet, then repeat until you have a narrow enough strip to thread through the rings (smooth top, underneath looks sorta like a hotdog bun); accordian style (like Maya Wrap) where you fold the edges back and forth like an accordian; fan style (like MamaBaby, works really well with interlock) where all the fabric is just gathered and evenly spread above the rings, or Rev Jan's pleated shoulder, which you can find on the same site with the no-sew instructions.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Tupelo Honey
Do you mean how wide was the circumfrance of the tube, or how wide was the band I cut? I cut it 24 inches I think, so it would be deep enough to form a pouch when I flipped the shoulder up from my elbow. I'm not sure about the circumfrance of the tube. I would wrap it around yourself snugly, like you would a wrap, and mark it to know where to make the seam, allowing just a few inches for the twist in the back. Mine was really a bit too large.

Well actually, I meant how wide was the circumference (or diameter) of the tube....but this is helpful; I may be able to figure it out! I'd already tried a no-sew version of "Rev. Jan's" ring wrap, but I found that the rings are uncomfortable, digging into my back when I sit. This peice of material isn't quite long enough for a regular wrap, so the mini wrap might be perfect! If not, I'll cut it and make two (or three!) pouches! Thanks for responding!
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yes, two very snug fitting stretchy pouches will give you a lot of the wrap positions. I'm actually working on testers for something like this right now.
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