I'm still a beginner at sewing, but I managed to make a ring sling with the pattern from the maya wrap website, and while it wasn't pretty, my baby never fell out. ;)
Now, I'd REALLY love to have a mei tai, but they're really expensive. It doesn't seem like it would be too hard to make one, but I have a question. I have this woven wrap: http://www.ellaroo.com/index.php/products/ellaroo_wrap. It's BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE the fabric, but I don't really love using it. So I'm wondering if I could turn it into my mei tai. Or would that be a bad idea. Would it be bad to cut a woven material like that? I really have no clue. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
the wrap I have is the 4th one down in the first column on the page I linked to, not the boring beige one that comes up first. lol
i don't blame you for being nervous, but it will be better than it sitting in a box. maybe you could take it into a fabric store and ask them about it to see what they think.
Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids.
That fabric doesnt stretch does it? hard to tell form the description - if no stretch - then yes, perfect fabric for Mei Tai - (although in my opinion, a shame to ruin a long wrap like that - consider selling it and buying some nice plain cotton with your earnings! )
check out ...http://www.thebabywearer.com/index.php and sign up in the 'forum' section they have patterns posted for making just about any baby carrying device! - (also a good place to sell old carriers and wraps)
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