It is so easy to make your very own wrap carrier for so much less than buying one. Plus, you can select the fabric type and pattern that suites your needs and style!
Here's how to do it:
1. Go to a fabric store and purchase 5-7 yards of fabric. (If you are very small or short you will need less, while bigger or taller mamas will need more fabric).
Choose the right fabric for you:
Knits- More stretch so they are great for small babies since it is easier to "pop" baby in and out quickly. Most knits are non-fraying so they don't even need to be hemmed! The negative is that they aren't very good for bigger babies because of the stretch and require lots of readjusting.
Woven: These are usually much lighter and therefore cooler to wear. They also have less stretch than knits so they are great for bigger babies. These will typically fray at the edges so they will require hemming.
Fleece: The stretch is about that of the woven fabrics, but fleece does not require hemming. However, fleece will only be comfortable in colder months as you will get pretty hot wrapped in fleece.
2. Cut the fabric in half lengthwise. You should be left with two sheets of fabric 5-7 yrds long and about 20-30 inches wide.
3. If you purchased a fabric that doesn't require hemming then VOILA, you're done! You have two wraps all ready to go. If your fabric does fray, hem each side...now you're done!
TIP: To easily find the middle of the fabric sew a patch or tag right in the center. This will make it easier to find the middle of the fabric when wrapping it! I just cut a big heart and sewed it right in the center of my wrap.
Don't need two wraps... Use the extra fabric to make a bag to carry your wrap!
Now you can go enjoy snuggling with your baby!