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anyone know where I can find a pattern for a hip style carrier? (something like the baby hammock but also interested in seeing other styles too)<br><br>
(I am cross posting this to babywearing btw)
 

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Rev Jan has a nice crocheted one on her site you could modify. I had the Walking Rock Farm one and hated it. All of the weight was on my shoulder and my daughter is a lightweight.
 

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Another idea is the modify Reverand Jan's Mei Tei patern so that one of the top sstrap is shorter, or replace it with rings. You'd probably also want to alter the angle at which the top straps come off of the body. I'm thinking the waist strap would be the same, yk? Maybe make the body part a little shorter than she says, depending on your build I guess.<br><br>
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thanks for the info. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I think I am going to go with the packababy<br><a href="http://www.packababy.com/makingof.html" target="_blank">http://www.packababy.com/makingof.html</a>
 

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do you have a pattern for the packababy or are you gonna buy one?
 

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those are the instructions I will use. I found them on the pattern page on babywearer I think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> not sure if they were really meant to be sewing instructions, but I assume so since they were posted there.<br><br>
I think I can figure out the dimensions using another pattern I have (Reverend Jan's ABC) I will likely modify it (packababy) a bit though, so I don't get into trouble for copying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br>
first I need to order some hemp canvas though and figure out what the webbing is. I may make a practice one first out of something else though. I actually have a friend who makes a similiar carrier so maybe I will ask her for tips as well.
 

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you don't have to worry about getting into trouble unless you're planning on selling it.<br><br>
let us know how it goes. it looks like a really nice carrier. i'd love to try one, but i'd have no idea how to cut it, etc. if you make it, i'd love to pick your brain. <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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Have you seen the Mei Hip Carrier? It might give you ideas for modifying rev. jan's pattern.<br><br>
Also, she gives her instructions intending they be used -- not as a basis for a biz but for personal use. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So use them!
 

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<a href="http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/index.html?Baby/crafts.html" target="_blank">http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/inde...by/crafts.html</a><br><br>
There are tons of patterns; ring-slings, podegis, mei tais/ABC's, nursing bras, etc. The site is a goldmine.<br><br>
I think it's great that she puts the patterns for her slings online since she also sells them -- sleepingbaby.net. Her patterns are written in plain English and easy to follow.
 
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