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i really want an ellaroo wrap! i love how they look. i'd like to get a used one before july because we are going on a trip.

but, i could probably make one, too, right? it'd be about half the price of a used one. i found some cute woven fabrics at the fabric store today that i think would work.

has anyone had any experience with this? what would you do? if it's comparable, i'd try to make one but otherwise i'll probably buy a used one.
 

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I say definitely make one
I haven't tried making a woven one, but the jersey-knit fabric I used for mine was really easy. I just bought a couple yards (can't remember exactly how much) from www.pmorganics.com and cut it lenth-wise and then sewed it together with seams to make it really long and 15-20" wide (just a guess, based on cutting the 60" wide fabric into 3 pieces after washing it which probably shrank it a bit). The knit fabric doesn't unravel with washing so I didn't even make side-seams or anything. I think I'll have to try a woven one sometime too though so I can compare the two types! It seems like a woven one would work better for back-carries (to get it more snug maybe?), but I love the knit fabric I have for the front carries since I pull it tight and then can still get her in and out by stretching it to put her legs in.
Plus if you buy the fabric you get to pick from more fabrics, right!?!
 

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(not just sheena) so... what do you recommend? making it or buying one? i'll end up spending about $30 making one and $55 buying a used one. i'd prefer not to do both right now. do you prefer one over the other?
 

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I prefer my EllaRoo... but only because the one I made was not very soft and the EllaRoo is just has something special about it. But I think if you found soft fabric that you liked and it was wide enough you could make one and be equally happy. Mamatoto.org has lots of info about making your own.
 

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Originally Posted by Sheena
I prefer my EllaRoo... but only because the one I made was not very soft and the EllaRoo is just has something special about it. But I think if you found soft fabric that you liked and it was wide enough you could make one and be equally happy. Mamatoto.org has lots of info about making your own.
I agree the softer the fabric the better!!!! Especially when wearing a tank top or short shirt you feel the fabric on your skin so if it's not soft or if it's itchy at all it would probably be annoying.
 

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I've been wearing my baby since we adopted him more than a year and a half ago. I have made several wrap around slings with fabric that a friend brought me from Guatemala. I have an Ultimate Baby Wrap that I used a bunch in the winter and an Ergo that I have used a lot too.

I just borrowed a Didymous from a friend and just love it. It is so much more comfortable than any other I have used. I am kicking myself for not trying it sooner. I think what makes it more comfortable is the unique fabric (which the EllaRoo shares). I just ordered a Girasol hoping that it will be close enough to the Didy.

I recommend buying one. The fabric really is special. As beautiful as my Guatemalan fabric is it just doesn't have the same feeling as the didymous. It pulls more at my shoulders as does the UBW.

If you know that you will like a wrap style sling then I would go for the EllaRoo or one of the German ones.
 
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