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anyone made or used ring sling out of polar fllece? thinking of making or buying one. i love my maya but it is getting cold out. i saw one on ebay but i wassn't sure how they would be with the give in the material?
 

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As a seamstres I would think there would be just too much give in the fabric. I hated my fleece wrap for that reason. It just got too stretched out too fast. Why not just cut a rectangle of fleece and line you maya?<br><br>
That's my 2 cents!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: just use a remnent of a piece of fleece and line your maya! or what about using a fleece blanket?
 

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Sleepingbaby.net has instructions for making a fleece ring sling. Since fleece does stretch, you will need to account for this, probably by making the sling shorter than you would make a woven ring sling. Fleece pouches fit much more snugly when you first put them on, because the fact that the fabric will stretch with baby in it is accounted for in the pattern and sizing. Rev. Jan at sleepingbaby talks about this in her instructions.<br><br>
But if you didn't want that stretch, as ppers said, you could actually sew a piece of fleece into a woven ring sling just below the rings and around only the part where the baby will be sitting/laying to add some warmth.
 

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thanks that makes sense I will have to get a second ring sling and sew in a triangle of fabric. I bought a moby wrap this time around and i used it twice I hated it 65.00 dollars down the drain I should have bought another Maya as I loved that with dd#1 and ds now loves it too.
 

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I have made a fleece ring sling and it sucked. The way I do my folds just made it WAY too thick to sew through at the shoulder piece. I managed, but it looked awful. Then it was just too darn thick and hot. It was also too stretchy.<br><br>
I like using a regular non-stretch cotton and then lining it with a fleece. If it's a pouch sling, you just line the whole thing. If it's a ring sling, just line the part where the baby will be riding.<br><br>
And a cute idea...make a baby hat to match!
 

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Yeah, this would be a problem. Jan's instructions are great for this, if you want to do fleece, because she shows how to do pleats and cut out the "extra" fabric inside the pleats.
 
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