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Sewing Pattern for sling

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MrsSnaplegs Fri 26-Nov-10 07:41:44

I would like to try and make a sling to use with my soon to be new arrival. I think I would like to use fleece as it will be warmer for winter and although I have a fantastic sewing machine I am not great at using it (not enough practice!) so will probably hand sew it. Does anyone know where I can get a pattern or is it so simple I don't need one grin

MumsieNonna Fri 26-Nov-10 10:29:04

There are lots of patterns on this site big mama

This one looks very easy and you can use your machine. pattern for sling

Silver1 Fri 26-Nov-10 12:16:10

Can I add a word of caution to using fleece. You need to be sure it doesn't stretch!

Ring Sling-not of the type that were recently banned
http://www.mayawrap.com/n_sewsling.php

Here are some more links all on one page
http://www.thebabywearer.com/lists/Sewing.htm

MrsSnaplegs Fri 26-Nov-10 12:31:20

Thank you both - will try and find some suitable material. Which slings were banned and why?

Silver1 Fri 26-Nov-10 14:04:52

The bag slings which are padded and their design with a deep pocket structure means that unless you are carefully watching your baby they might end up in a position that causes asphyxiation.

Here is a link http://www.slingguide.co.uk/bagslingswarning.php

I do use slings and have with DS they are very calming and quite convenient negotiating town, but they are not all the same-so it is worth reading up before you embark on your project.

soccerwidow Fri 26-Nov-10 16:16:07

I would say to make a mei-tai or "asian style" carrier. I bought one for DS2 and it was so comfy to carry him around in. He was 10pound at birth and the Baby Bjorn knackerd my shoulders before I had even stepped out of the house!

I did a quick google Under "images-mei-tai-tutorial" and came up with all these

freebie

another freebie

and another freebie

commercial pattern

If you can find a local sling meet, you will be able to try a selection of slings out. It would be terrible to go to all the trouble of making one & then you don't like using it.

The wrap slings are meant to be most comfortable.

I also had a ring sling but didn't like using it, other than for hanging out the washing or running from the car to the shop, as you could just throw it on.

MrsSnaplegs Fri 26-Nov-10 22:29:41

Thank you all have tried posting several responses on here but none of them have shown up will try again tomorrow

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