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Wondering how this fabric works. Is it too stretchy? Not sturdy enough?
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I have been eyeing my hemp jersey lately for just this purpose. I hope you get some answers - I'm interested too!
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I have instructions for a tube style sling so I think I am going to just try it tonight. And if it works and I like it I think I will dye it a fun color! I will let you know how it works!
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I have one. It makes a great pouch, but it needs to be adjustable. Otherwise hemp jersey is too stretchy.

And you need to make sure that you sew it with the fabric in the correct direction so it doesn't stretch down, it only stretches out.
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Here is a link to a popular hemp jersey/fleece sling maker. She is closed now, but you can still see what the product is like. (She is the maker of the PIP, Pea In a Pod.)

www.mom-and-me-creations.com
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Doesn't Jen (mom-and-me) make the slings out of hemp fleece? I know it seems like a picky detail, but I've worked with hemp fleece and it doesn't seem like it'd be as stretchy as jersey (think - sweatshirt vs. t-shirt here), yet it is still very stretchy! You cannot make a tube style sling out of something that stretches more than say 3 inches across without it having to be adjustable. I tried making non-adjustable pouches out of hemp fleece WAAY back in the early days and was quite unsuccessful.

Now hemp twill and muslin make great pouches.
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I think they're both, Kristen. Let me check mine.

OK, mine is hemp fleece. I agree with you... jersey is just too stretchy.
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Does anyone else make adjustable pouches. I am sure Jen will not be starting up any times soon.
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Are you looking to buy one, or just looking for directions? Hemp pouches in particular?
Kangaroo Korner makes cotton and fleece adjustable pouches. www.kangarookorner.com
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There are also non adjustable pouches at www.chicslings.com
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I do really reccomend Jens pouch I was very skeptical of hemp fleece being a good sling fabric but in the end its alot cosier than my cotton pouches.
Sometimes you can find them for sale used on the swap? actually she did just have a fundraiser auction on a new one if I recall..they come up on Ebay too.
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Are you looking to buy one, or just looking for directions? Hemp pouches in particular?
Kangaroo Korner makes cotton and fleece adjustable pouches. www.kangarookorner.com
I guess I am mostly looking to buy a hemp pouch though cotton would probably do too.
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I don't know of anyone else who makes adjustable hemp pouches. But the links you were given should get you a non-adjustable hemp pouch, non-adjustable cotton pouch, or an adjustable cotton pouch.

Are you looking for yourself? If so, I would caution against a cotton pouch without leg padding or some sort of stretch, as they can dig into a toddler's legs. For example, my KKACP digs into my toddler's legs, my PIP does not.
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You know who else has non-stretch hemp/cotton blend pouches? http://www.tentoes.com (if you'd consider non-stretch)
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You know who else has non-stretch hemp/cotton blend pouches? http://www.tentoes.com (if you'd consider non-stretch)

Have you seen these in person or tried them? They are instock at a good price so I am considering getting one but I would love to hear an opinion on it.
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Have you seen these in person or tried them? They are instock at a good price so I am considering getting one but I would love to hear an opinion on it.
The pouches I mean...
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You know it's not stretchy and not adjustable, right? I would definitely get the padded edge.
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Yeah I do know but I dont think I will have much luck getting a PIP. I looked at the size chart and I think I need a small. A med. *might* work but I know a large wont for sure. What size do you have? How much range do you feel like it gives you?
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Ok well now the more I am looking the more I like the hotsling pouch vs. the ten toes pouch.

Mostly for the reasons you said S. It will be a bit stretchy and the price is better too. And all the raves about Hotslings are a bonus. Ok -- I think I will order.

I hate how hard this is!
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If you do find a PIP, you would need a small. I have a small/med (I got it from another mom who custom ordered it), and it fits. You weigh less than I do, so would definitely go with the small. It has about 6 rows of snaps, all about an inch apart, so gives the maximum adjustability for newborn - toddler. But it sounds like you're considering the Hotsling -- I actually think it will be cooler in your hot weather than hemp.
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Well S you know I will need one for winter too! I would still love a PIP if I can find a small but until then I think I am going with the hotsling! I am ordering in the morning! Yay -- so glad I came to a decision!
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Well then, you're just going to have to get a fleece pouch for winter!
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I am interested in getting a PIP also. They seem very cozy. Is hemp fleece hot? Could i wear it here in hawaii? or do you think its mostly for cold weather?
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Jessica,

I experimented with hemp fleece a while back and it reminded me of sweatshirt material. I, personally, in Dallas, TX could not wear hemp fleece in the summer. I think it'd be nice and snuggly for 70 degrees or lower, though.
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Here's a link on this topic from Sewing and Crafts, including using hemp jersey for a non-adjustable pouch!

hemp sling

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