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OK, I have made several Maya Wrap-type slings, but always had a terrible time finding fabric. My questions:<br><br>
1) What type of fabric do you think is best for this type of sling?<br><br>
2) Where the heck do ya get it?<br><br>
I've gotten some at Wal-mart, some at JoAnn's. I have used Weaver's cloth, poplin, lightweight denim, and a lovely black, woven cotton I found once and never again at Walmart.<br><br>
Please help me!
 

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What are you thinking of for uses? Hot weather, Cold, Sunny Swimming?<br>
Wal-Mart has a lot of $1.00/yd fabric, kind of wrinkly stuff that works great, thin breathable, quick to dry.<br>
I bought one, very heavy fabric, great for inside chilly temperates & I have one made w/ UPF fabric (solarveil) this works great for really super hot and humid IA summer time. We swim in it and it's dry in no time.
 

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I made my Maya Wrap using lightweight denim. I've been considering making one from Solarveil for the summer months, though.<br><br>
Just don't get something with any stretch to it or else your baby will end up at your knees, especially as he/she gets bigger and weighs more.
 

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Where can I get solarveil? Will it work for a toddler (25 pounds)? Thanks for the tips!
 

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Actually, I prefer my maya's to be made with cotton jersey that is stretchy! It's kinda like t-shirt material. Lightweight, thin and breathable too. It does stretch A LOT, though! I can do it with about 2 yards (instead of three...) as well. Maya's company just came out with a stretchy one too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Solarveil fabric is available on line at <a href="http://www.solarveil.com" target="_blank">www.solarveil.com</a><br>
Just click on see all solarveil products, then on the top left corner box, click and hold, go to the bottom, 75% off then in the next box the bottom option is fabric for sale!<br><br>
They have Red, Yellow and Navy on sale for $4/ yard. It's slightly stretchy. It does feel a little scratchy but once it's used a little that feeling goes away. Also in water it is really secure feeling.<br><br>
Good Luck
 

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My dh just made me a Moby wrap type sling, using cotton jersey knit! It's awesome! Lightweight, breathable, easy to wash- although it is stretchy. I absolutely love it, wouldn't trade it for anything! I had been begging for a Moby for some time, we just couldn't afford one on our tight budget, and I don't know how to sew (yet) so he volunteered to make one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He got the fabric pretty cheap at our local fabric oulet. They only had it in white (which I hated) so we dyed it with tea..now it's a nice, earthy color. Love it!
 
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