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So I'm trying to make a ring sling. And I must admit, I've never seen a ring sling in person. I had no idea there was so much to learn about ring slings!!

My first question is, what's the difference between "pleated" and "fan style?"

Anyone, please, help me?
 

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There are some really good threads on theBabywearer.com, I would head there and do a search.

Also, there are people that are meaning to write an article about all the different sling shoulder styles - pleated, fanned, hotdog, maya, etc...

For sling rings, head to slingrings.com. The craft rings can break, and you wouldn't want a baby to fall, so you must be careful about the rings too.
 

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pleated is just like it sounds-pleated like you'd see a pleated skirt or something but the pleats are sewn down-best place to see this is www.sleepingbaby.net she has directions

fanned is just all the fabric gathered in the ring but can be fanned out as wide as you want-see directions here www.slingmemommy.com

have fun
Ann
 

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Thanks for the replies, and the links. Those are really helpful. It seems odd there are so many styles of shoulders... I mean how many different ways could there possibly be to attach fabric to a ring? Now I know why so many people have more than one sling.
 
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