Originally Posted by redeyedvireo
I've got a Didymos, which I was *certain* was the sling for me, until it came in the mail, and I discovered that it is eight times longer than I am. I can only do the most complicated wrap styles, and they still end up with three-foot tails. It looks ridiculous and feels terribly bulky.
I also have a sort of pouch sling from a yardsale, which I don't like either, but at least it's small.
Man, what a bummer! But on the bright side, a Didymos should be fairly easy to shorten! Do you have access to a sewing machine? Once you decide how long it should be to suit you best, just mark one end and sew a straight stitch (to keep the weave from raveling) all the way across, maintaining the same angle. Then hem it under, and you are set!
If you want, you can re-hem both ends, using a fancy stitch or contrasting thread, or (I think this would work with the didymos fabric) you can unravel a couple inches on each side to make a fringe, then divide it evenly and tie it in knots. I'm not positive that would work with the Didymos fabric, but I think it would....it'd be fun to try, anyway.....on the extra fabric you cut off, of course!