Moby wraps are easy to make. And, if you make your own, you get the added benefit of choosing the fabric yourself and letting your personality shine through! You have to decide whether you want knit (stretchy) or woven (not stretchy) fabric first.
Acquire 5-6 yards of fabric, depending on your size. 5 yards will work for up to a size 12 or 14. 6 yards for sizes 14-16 +. Cut the fabric to 20 inches wide the full 5-6 yards. Finish the edges with a 1/4″ seam. That’s it.
If you want something a little more fun, use one yard of coordinating fabric for the front panel, and 2-2 1/2 yards of fabric on either side for the ties. Please use a french seam to join the fabrics for added strength. I sew the french seam down as well to prevent little toes from getting stuck too. (French seam tutorial can be found at: http://sewtospeak.blogspot.com/2009/10/how-to-sew-french-seam.html)
You should have plenty of fabric left to make another moby to keep in your car, 72 hour kit, use as a baby shower gift, or to give it to another mom.
See my post on how to use a moby!
Cautions and warnings:
Be sure to inspect the wrap for holes or fraying each time before wearing. Do not use the wrap if there are holes or frays.
Do not wear your baby when using sharp object (knives, knitting needles, etc), when cooking, or when engaging in sports.
The wrap should not be used as a car seat, infant bike carrier, etc.
Use common sense and be safe, for your sake and your child’s.
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