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#1 of 5 Old 02-15-2008, 11:31 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello everyone,

I just bought 5+ yards of batik fabric from JoAnn's with the intention of making a homemade Moby-style wrap for my 10 month old baby girl. It's 45" wide, and I plan on cutting it in half lengthwise and hemming the edges. I've never used a Moby and I'm wondering if batik fabric will work.

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I don't see why not. It won't be as stretchy as a moby, but a long piece of fabric of almost any sturdy kind is all you need to do wraps. You may not be able to wrap it like a moby, but any babywearing site has wrapping instructions that will work well.
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That sounds like a great DIY wrap, and appropriate in size and material for a 10 month old.

Mobys are one particular type of wrap, very very stretchy, which is great for a newborn, but not so great for a heavier baby. A woven wrap, like all the batik fabrics I've seen at Joanns, will be more supportive.

Here's a good link about making a DIY wrap
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just wanted to add that the batiks at Joanns are fab. I have 2 DIY wraps that I made out of them. I love them with my 2 1/2 year old. I also have owned several GSW wraps. Yes there is a difference but the Batiks are great for a starter woven wrap.

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Mobys are made of a stretchy jersey material like jersey bedsheets. Compare the batik to that.
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