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#1 of 32 Old 02-11-2005, 06:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Do you like yours? Where did you get it?

I love the traditional Podaegi's. So beautiful. Look at these pictures I just googled:

http://www.beofen-tv.co.il/cgi-bin/c...90%D7%A0%D7%99

And look at this one:
http://www.celebratechild.com/cultur...orea/KC118.htm

This is a very informative site:
http://oranckay.net/podaegi/
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I think they are so beautiful. I've wanted to try one for a long time, I just think DH would have a fit if I bought one more carrier, especially since I just purchased a beautiful custom ABC. But after checking out the pages you posted and seeing this link I am going to MAKE one!!!! Yay! An excuse to buy more fabric...

http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/printpodeagi.html

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We were just talking about this topic
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=238617

I have one from www.freehandbaby.com that is reversible fleece and interlock that I'm just starting to use since my 3 mos old is gaining neck strength. I'm still experimenting with getting the ties right and such but I think I'm gonna like it a lot.
I also have a narrow blanket ordered from www.lovewrap.com

I have some fabric that I'd really like to try making one with too with the above listed directions (of course, this is with the other 3 carriers I'd like to try to make someday too )

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Another podaegi fan here!

I bought one that was too small for me, fell in love with it, sold it, and bought another one custom made extra long from Lovewrap. It just arrived the other day and . It has navy straps and a dark red mottled blanket. Very thin and lightweight, and much less unweildy fabric than my wrap carrier.

It took a few tries to get the hang of wearing it, particularly getting the straps tight enough to keep dd close to me. And I looked really weird with it tied around my waist... made my boobs look HUGE and somehow detached from my body. So now instead of tying around my waist I am bringing the straps up and tying them above my breasts (sort of like where they are tied in a wrap carrier rucksack hold). MUCH more flattering.

Anyway I'm lovin it and excited to see another podaegi thread!
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So thismama-did you get the padded strap or thin batting? So glad you're liking it!! Can't wait for mine- I got the paper bag strap with reversible navy/hot pink print
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I'm thinking about getting the Ellaroo podaegi. This fabric:
http://store1.yimg.com/I/peppermintcom_1827_2457487

But, could someone tell me - can I do a high back carry? Jack loves to be able to look over my shoulder so I want that option.

I just want everything. I would like to get an Ellaroo wrap through the co-op but don't know if I can wait that long. I'm going to Florida in Mid March and would like a new carrier for the trip.

I'm also coveting a babyfairies mei tei in this fabric:
http://www.babyfairies.com/images/swedish_vine_red.jpg

I swear. Its an addiction.
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Oh I love that fabric-orange is my current passion
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Thank you so much for posting those links!

I was going to post this week myslef asking where/if it might be possible to buy a true podeagi from Korea. You must be a better net-surfer than me, since I had no real luck!

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So thismama-did you get the padded strap or thin batting? So glad you're liking it!! Can't wait for mine- I got the paper bag strap with reversible navy/hot pink print
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Geez, sorry, I missed this. I got the thin batting because I heard/read (I think on the Babywearer reviews) that padded straps make it really hard to tie the traditional carry tight enough. I wasn't worried about comfort coz I have enough padding of my own! I haven't tried a shoulder carry yet... maybe I will when my dd gets home from her papa's.
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Thanks so much for the links! I just ordered the celtic flowers print from Free Hand Baby, and I am so excited to try it out!!!! I have been looking at the Mei Tae and the Ella roo wrap . . . . but the mei tae is just sooooo beautiful!

[/SIZE]Hmmmmm . . . how to hide purchase from husband . . .
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I think they are so beautiful. I've wanted to try one for a long time, I just think DH would have a fit if I bought one more carrier, especially since I just purchased a beautiful custom ABC. But after checking out the pages you posted and seeing this link I am going to MAKE one!!!! Yay! An excuse to buy more fabric...

http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/printpodeagi.html

Ooh, neat! I was going to try to model one after a friend's, but this makes it very easy

Now to just make it to the fabric store....:LOL
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Julie, let us know what you decide! I'm all curious, lol. I should have seen this thread before seeing you yesterday...you can definately do a high back carry (I kinda did one with Tristan), it just takes some practice. I don't think you could do it without wrapping over your shoulders, but it's definately possible
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Julie, let us know what you decide! I'm all curious, lol. I should have seen this thread before seeing you yesterday...you can definately do a high back carry (I kinda did one with Tristan), it just takes some practice. I don't think you could do it without wrapping over your shoulders, but it's definately possible
You know, I'm throwing around the idea of making one. I kind of want to make one with a wide blanket and see if I like it.

I'd love to see pics of anyone who has made their own podaegi!!!
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I made one and it was REALLY easy. I'll get dh to take some pics of it with me and dd tomorrow. I used a pretty batik print for one side and a black quilted but not padded for the other side. Then for the straps I used black soft and wide canvas type webbing that they sell in the fabric store. I have no idea what most people who buy it use it for, but I saw it and it inspired me to try. It does kind of make my breasts look freakishly large, but they kind of do even when I'm not wearing it....
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I made one and it was REALLY easy. I'll get dh to take some pics of it with me and dd tomorrow. I used a pretty batik print for one side and a black quilted but not padded for the other side. Then for the straps I used black soft and wide canvas type webbing that they sell in the fabric store. I have no idea what most people who buy it use it for, but I saw it and it inspired me to try. It does kind of make my breasts look freakishly large, but they kind of do even when I'm not wearing it....
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Well, mama, let's see it!

Does anyone know where I can find reviews on the Ellaroo podaegi with the long blanket?
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:LOL ok, I actually took them yesterday. I'll post tonight.
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Sorry this took so long, my computer was INFESTED with spyware. I think I've finally got it all off now, and am running at a decent speed. So here are my podeagi pictures.
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Nice pictures, Sarah. Lucy looks so snug on your back. I love the colours in your podeagi.
Would it work to make one out of fleece? (I happen to have some left from another project.)
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Would it work to make one out of fleece? (I happen to have some left from another project.)
I have one that has a fleece body and twill straps and it works great. Not sure how fleece straps would work though
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Nice pictures, Sarah. Lucy looks so snug on your back. I love the colours in your podeagi.
Thanks Melanie. I pmed you about the fleece.
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I needed a carrier for in the kitchen, so I literally grabbed a clean kicthen towel and soem scrap fabric and sewed a padagi up in just a few minutes. It works well, and washes up so nice! I sewed fleese onto the straps right in the center over the towel for DD and my shoulders.
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Sarah,
Pretty, pretty Podaegi!!!

I ended up getting an Ellaroo wide of the TP. I don't have it yet. I can't wait to try it out!
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been lurking around here thinking of making my own - so, sistermama, beautiful pics. Can i clarify - you had the straps run all the way through the top of the podaegi? They're not just sewn onto each end, right? thanks!
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been lurking around here thinking of making my own - so, sistermama, beautiful pics. Can i clarify - you had the straps run all the way through the top of the podaegi? They're not just sewn onto each end, right? thanks!
Thanks! You're right about the straps. If you look closely at the fourth picture, you can see the channel that I sewed for the straps to go through. I then sewed big zig zags (which you can also see) to stabilize the strap.
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I made my fleece Podaegi yesterday.I had some material left from when I made my wrap out of a sheet.I used this as my straps. My frugal Podaegi. :LOL
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I recently made myself a fleece podaegi with canvas straps. I really like it, it's super snuggly!
My son was sick today so I carried him around in it for a while. It was so nice! He's getting to be pretty heavy now, and because of the condition of my back and how far along I am in pregnancy, I have doctors orders not to pick him up at all. Today there was no avoiding carrying him though, my husband had to work, and I had to get my son to the doctor. But on my back it hardly stressed it at all. It was a good carrying day!
Anyway, I got off on a tangent. Yes, fleece it good! I am leary of using for straps as well. You could use it, but because of the stretch you have have to readjust and tighten. I like it with a woven strap.
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My fleece podaegi turned out great. I used strips of cotton sheet that I had already cut up, for the straps. That worked out nicely.
I have been using it frequently since I made it a week and a half ago. I love it. It is so comfortable. I use it around my torso, no shoulder straps.
I had to work at getting it tight enough, and at positioning Arowen's legs so they were comfortable, but I've got it down now and it's great.
My podaegi is sort of in between a wide and narrow, it's sort of a medium one. The fleece blanket comes around to my sides, but not around the front. It works out fine.
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I've been trying to use more of my "strange" baby carriers in public lately in order to get people used to seeing them. I finally got up this nerve this morning to put the podaegi on in the grocery store parking lot and was successful!! Yay! I am really feeling the podaegi love lately, as I get more used to using it. It is so comfy and dd really likes it.

Here are some of the moronic comments I received:
-Well, now I have seen it ALL (said in a very snarky and rude manner)
-Hey!!!!! That baby is about to fall out!!!!!
-I can tell that she is very uncomfortable in there. (she was asleep)
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I'm thinking about getting the Ellaroo podaegi. This fabric:
http://store1.yimg.com/I/peppermintcom_1827_2457487
My mom bought me that exact podaegi for Xmas. I love, love, love, love it. The fabric is soooooo pretty. We've only used it in the back carry so far.
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Can i make one out of two layers of (good quality) quilting cotton?
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