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OK, I have made several Maya Wrap-type slings, but always had a terrible time finding fabric. My questions:

1) What type of fabric do you think is best for this type of sling?

2) Where the heck do ya get it?

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.

Please help me!
 

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What are you thinking of for uses? Hot weather, Cold, Sunny Swimming?
Wal-Mart has a lot of $1.00/yd fabric, kind of wrinkly stuff that works great, thin breathable, quick to dry.
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.

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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Originally Posted by Kim2002
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.

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.
 

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Solarveil fabric is available on line at www.solarveil.com
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!

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.

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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.
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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