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#1 of 10 Old 10-31-2006, 03:15 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I've found a few patterns online but most the of them are with extra pockets, hoods, pleated straps or the links to the site were just broken. Anyone have a pattern for a plain mei tai carrier?

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http://thosemartins.com/bmt/

this is the first one that comes to mind you could just not add the pocket or sleeping hood...

ETA: that's probably the link you didn't want, eh? How about this one?
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Thanks! I had seen the thosemartins.com site before but missed the layout on fabric, all I had seen was what she caled the chicken scratch drawing and I don't sew well enough to base it on that.

I'm off to joann's to see what I can do

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Originally Posted by willemsmamma;640916
tETA: that's probably the link you didn't want, eh? [URL="http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/index.html#abc"
How about this one?[/URL]

This is the one I was going to suggest.
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Ha! I was going to suggest Jan at Sleeping Baby!
Great info!
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Yea for Jan Andrea at Sleepingbaby.net,
also try mamatoto.com
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Hiya! Another thought:
I found on many of the sites, they recommend the straps be 60", I'm very very petite and I found 84" is more comfortable for me, as well DH can share the carrier. And the waist straps as recommended seemed really short to me, so I made them longer, (I forget exactly HOW long) and they are really bordering on too short for a comfy knot.
So my recommendation,when it comes to strap length, use a piece of string to measure out HOW long YOU or your partner want the straps to be, to customize for your own comfort! I like long long, some people may like the shorter less bulk!

ITs great making Mei Tais! Theres lots of info on making your own at babywearer.com
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I really liked this pattern: http://bradley-etheridge.com/MaeMeiTai.htm

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these are great! thanks for the tutorials!
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