Originally Posted by 54mama
There is a sale on a bunch of 10 oz 100% cotton Jersey at Wazoodle (http://www.wazoodle.com/cgi-bin/cats...Sale&start=72)
. If you buy five or more yards it is 2.99 a yard. The fabric is 60" wide so you can cut the length of a 5 yard piece and get two wraps (one for the house, one for the car or for a friend) for 15 bucks (plus shipping) with no sewing involved. I just ordered some the other day. And gauze wraps are great too (and gauze was on sale at JoAnn fabrics the other day... also a good deal).
I would probably suggest hemming the long edges of gauze for safety's sake. With a small newborn it probably wouldn't matter, but as your babe gets heavier, I would be concerned with the cut edges fraying and tearing under strain.
You also don't need to cut it in to three pieces, it should actually tear lengthwise!
It makes a nice straight tear and so much faster.
sorry for terseness oht nak.