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I need an ABC carrier, and I'd love to buy one, but I can't afford it right now. I am going to make one, but I have a few questions about the specifics...<br><br>
1. How big to make the body? I'm 5'2" and DS is 22 pounds.<br>
2. How much of the top straps are padded?<br>
3. do I angle the bottom straps or have them coming out the side?<br><br>
I do NOT plan to sell these- ever- and I promise if 1 of the ABC makin' mamas want to share I will NOT copy-cat. My Kozy # is up and I'm going to have to pass because I need this like- next Monday. I plan to sew it Friday. Pretty please give me some tips. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Have you ever been to <a href="http://www.thebabywearer.com" target="_blank">www.thebabywearer.com</a> ? They have a whole forum full of peole making baby carriers, including mei teis. You'll have to join, but it's free and easy. Just scroll down till you get to the forums link. HTH, sorry I cant give you more deails, I dont have a mei tei or a baby to wear it in yet, unless you count a bunch of tiny dogs, and TBH I usually dont. I'm sure they'd love it tho.
 

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you also might want to take a look at the <a href="http://webpages.charter.net/dshiel0742/FrankenKozy.htm" target="_blank">frankenkozy</a> . i haven't tried one of these but my guess is that they are very comfy. i plan on making one soon.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">you also might want to take a look at the <a href="http://webpages.charter.net/dshiel0742/FrankenKozy.htm" target="_blank">frankenkozy</a> . i haven't tried one of these but my guess is that they are very comfy. i plan on making one soon.</div>
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I made a FrankenKozy in a day! I used a bit too heavy fabric...so I'm going to make another one..but it is very comfortable.<br><br>
pm or e-mail me and i'll tell you what I'd change!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">1. How big to make the body? I'm 5'2" and DS is 22 pounds.</div>
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I would try making the body around 20" x 20" (you can add a flap at top for head support, on top of the 20" if you like<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">2. How much of the top straps are padded?</div>
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I pad mine about 18" long, and that should be more than enough for someone your size<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">3. do I angle the bottom straps or have them coming out the side?</div>
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These you want to come straigh out. These wrap stright around your waist sort of like an apron. Any angling there would just put extra stress on the seams.
 

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Thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I finished it today, but haven't had a chance to use it. Seriously though, this is my LAST try. :LOL If it sucks, i'm going to buy one somewhere <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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