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Old 05-26-2006, 01:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My friend is having a by in August and I was thinking about making her a sling and a matching diaper bag. The inly problem is that I do not know how to make the sling and was wondering if anyone has a pattern to share. a pattern for the bag would be appreciated too, I just do not want to be too demanding. Thanks for any help
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Old 05-26-2006, 01:55 PM
 
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Have a look at the babywearer.com for a sling pattern and craftster.com for a bag pattern

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I was just looking at sling patterns today...how funny. If you google free baby sling patterns it will bring up many choices. Not sure on the diaper bag, but I want to make one of those too, so I am going to see what I can come up with.
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Old 05-26-2006, 06:25 PM
 
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Have a look at the babywearer.com for a sling pattern and craftster.com for a bag pattern

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I think it's www.thebabywearer.com if we are thinking of the same link.
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ITA with the PP. Also Jan Andrea has a great resource under diy on her website:

www.sleepingbaby.net
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I second the sleepingbaby suggestion, it's clear and easy!
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If you're doing a ring sling, I recommend http://www.slingrings.com/patterns.php for rings. Nice colors of aluminum rings.

FYI, I've made a couple of slings, and found that I wished I'd chosen my fabrics more carefully. The genuine maya wrap is much nicer than the one I made with discount aisle cotton from Joann's.
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I am wanting to make one myself and thought maybe collen would have a good idea of the fabric to use. I am not sure what the genuine maya wrap uses, I followed the link, but didn't see what they used. I am wanting to make one for the baby due in May!

Thanks in advance!!

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If you're doing a ring sling, I recommend http://www.slingrings.com/patterns.php for rings. Nice colors of aluminum rings.

FYI, I've made a couple of slings, and found that I wished I'd chosen my fabrics more carefully. The genuine maya wrap is much nicer than the one I made with discount aisle cotton from Joann's.
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I am wanting to make one myself and thought maybe collen would have a good idea of the fabric to use. I am not sure what the genuine maya wrap uses, I followed the link, but didn't see what they used. I am wanting to make one for the baby due in May!

Thanks in advance!!
I've made four slings so far.
  1. genuine chinese brocade from a chinese store, lined in cotton broadcloth
  2. canvas from the decorators section of Joanns, also lined in cotton broadcloth
  3. Joanns' oriental brocade, lined in poly/cotton broadcloth
  4. polar fleece with a corduroy pocket and shoulder piece
I always make pockets for my slings. On the last two I started covering the stiches that hold on the rings with sleeves so I can just worry about making them strong and not worry about neatness. Since I use very heavy fabrics and often line them (so the baby is against a softer fabric) I always need the largest Sling Rings they make.

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Thanks eepster!

I'm a single working mom of 3 wonderful kiddos. 

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You might also check out http://www.slingmemommy.com/#_instructions_for_making Super easy to understand directions and the sling is much easier to sew that the ones that you pleat IMO.
Can't help w/the diaper bag, we just got ours from Land's End....
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I was thinking about making one too and came across this site.

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I used the one from Maya Wrap.

http://www.mayawrap.com/n_sewsling.php

It was really quick and easy.

I used cotton gauze, though, and it doesn't slide through the rings well, it catches. I'm going to use the fabric for a pouch, and try another ring sling. I had read cotton gauze works well, but i think it's better for a wrap. We'll see how it goes on the pouch (I'm also going to line it).
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