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I saw a pouch carrier made of two pillowcases somewhere, and now that I wanted to print off instructions to give to one of my breastfeeding moms, I can't find it. I've never made one since my MIL shelled out for a Maya Wrap. Not many of my ladies sew or sew well, nor do they have a lot of cash around. I figure everyone has pillowcases. Any help would be greatly appreciated.<br><br>
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Pouches need to be fitted to the person. A ring sling would be a whole lot easier to make. and that only takes like 3 yards of fabric and 2 rings. Much easier to sew.<br><br>
There is a thread on here that I put in instructions for a pouch though. just too busy to find it for you.
 

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A wrap is even easier to make... you can just buy 4 or 5 yards of fleece and cut it into 18 inch widths. No sewing necessary
 

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Unfortunately, rings are hard to find around here and my clients usually don't have the cash to spare for fleece. Most don't have internet and since Walmart got rid of piece goods, there aren't any fabric stores close. I work in a rural area and transportation is a big issue for most of my clients. I figured if anyone knew where to find the instructions on making a pouch out of two pillowcases it would be an easy pitch to my not so crunchy moms.<br><br>
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I'm sorry I couldn't find any pattern for a pillowcase pouch but I did find this link.<br><a href="http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=128" target="_blank"><br>
T-shirt pouch</a><br><br>
HTH. Also, maybe someone in the babywearing area can help?
 

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<i>OK- I cped this- so think of it like this- your lining and outer fabric are already sewn together. Cut the curve and sew that together and sew the other end!</i><br><br><br>
I don't have a pattern per say but can tell you how to do it! I like stretch twill or something sturdy like that- but I have some really cool ones out of 100% cotton (quilting stash). Have your DH measuer diagonally across your back from shoulder to hip. Add on seam allowances to that (I like to french seam mine). Then lay 2- 1 yd cuts out and flold those in half vertically. Cut open the original fold- so now you have 4-1 ydx22" pieces folded in half to look like 1 ydx11". On the folded side- should be the measurement+seam allowances. On the other side measure up 2-3". Now curve that to connect your measurements and cut. When you open a piece up it will look like a filled in U. Make sense? So the match the lining and outer right sides together and sew the sides for both pieces. Then flip and topstitch. French the straight side and frenct the curved end. Done. Did that make any sense? I think I should maybe put together manuals with pics to make easier! You can also compare your measurements to that of hotslings to make sure they are coming out correctly- but remember to add on the seam allowance!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I'm sorry I couldn't find any pattern for a pillowcase pouch but I did find this link.<br><a href="http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=128" target="_blank"><br>
T-shirt pouch</a><br><br>
HTH. Also, maybe someone in the babywearing area can help?</div>
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Thank you! Thank you! Not quite what I was looking for but perfect for the needs of my clients and their budgets! I'm going to have to try this one myself just to see how it works out.<br><br>
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I made my pouch sling using this pattern... very easy! You probably could adapt it for pillow cases, or perhaps sheets?<br><br><a href="http://www.mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php" target="_blank">http://www.mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php</a><br><br>
Good luck to you!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I made my pouch sling using this pattern... very easy! You probably could adapt it for pillow cases, or perhaps sheets?<br><br><a href="http://www.mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php" target="_blank">http://www.mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php</a><br><br>
Good luck to you!</div>
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That's awesome, thanks for sharing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That's awesome, thanks for sharing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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You're welcome! I'm so glad I was able to offer something that could help out another mom!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biggrinbounce.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bgbounce">
 

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I just wanted to say that the t shirt pouch works great in a pinch, or for someone trying out babywearing and on a very tight budget.<br><br>
And if you are still looking, I just made a pouch from a pillowcase. I didn't have a pattern though for pillow cases so much as just a pattern for a pouch.
 
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