Thursday, October 18, 2007

Baby Sling


I really like this sling. It's cute, stylish and perfect for a baby who's a little older. It's from PujBaby, check them out here. However, I'm hesitant to buy a sling for $50 when I'm pretty sure I could make this myself. Does anyone have a pattern similar to this? This sling doesn't have any rings, knots, etc. It basically just looks like 2 pieces of fabric sewn together and then sewn end to end to make a loop. I could probably figure it out, but I thought I'd see if any of you have made a similar item or know a similar product.

12 comments:

  1. So THIS is what Azucar means when she says "baby in a sling". I get it.

    Thanks.

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  2. I have actually tried this sling on and didn't love it. I thought it was a bit too small to fit a bigger kid in, although she shows it in the picture. Maybe I wasn't doing it right, but it wasn't my favorite sling. It is very cute, though. And it is very, very simple. I wish I had a pattern to share, but it is just two pieces of fabric - so I am sure you could figure it out and then make it the size you want. Good luck and I hope the girl who designed it doesn't read my review :)

    Anna (I met you briefly in Boston)

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  3. I would like to say that I think this sling is very cute. Also, I have no idea whatsoever how to make it.

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  4. my sis has the moby sling. it's basically a 10-foot piece of jersey cotton. i wore it when my nephew was newborn and he fell asleep instantly. it's 34 bucks...not bad...but maybe you could just buy the fabric and look up the wrapping directions online. good luck!

    long link: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=blended&field-keywords=moby%20sling&results-process=default&dispatch=search/ref=pd_sl_aw_tops-1_blended_29240202_2&results-process=default

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  5. that link didn't work on the comments...i'll email it to you.

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  6. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Hey lady! I love the fabric of this sling! I found that the slings on babycenter are priced very well, and that some of them are almost the same as this one (minus the cute fabric). Hotslings has some pretty ones and there are others that are just the loop of fabric, with no clasps or loops, or whatever. Some are between 20-30 buckaroos. I had the NoJo sling, and loved it, but I couldn't handle my huge fella on one shoulder after he was about 4 months. Just so's ya know, the bjorn/front carriers are much easier to heft than any one shoulder carrier (in my experience:). Luvs ya! - Suz

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  7. If you haven't tried one out, I'd do this first before attempting to make it. I thought they were adorable as well (I got one for a gift), but I couldn't get it to work for me. Good luck!

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  8. miggs - I have the hotslings from babycenter - recommended to me by kendra and I love it. I carry Olive around in it all the time and it's so easy to be hands free w/ her off to the side, way easier than the bjorn. Love the bjorn for sleeping and nursing but the sling can't be beat for a brief carry. Hotslings' website has a great fitting guide and the sling, when in use, should come no lower than an inch below your belly button. So you have to make it pretty small for it to feel comfy on your back and shoulders. Also, I remember checking out the go sling by pudge and it didn't look like they had the same fold-in-half technique that hotslings does, which is key for a comfortable fit. So make sure you get that down before slinging your bean up. I tried winging the fit and it wasn't comfortable until I saw how to do it correctly on their dvd. Plus hotslings has this little tab on the middle at the bottom end and it makes it super easy to grab and fold in half before putting it over your shoulder. Make any sense? :) - shelley

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  9. Ok thanks everyone. Sorry for not commenting on everyone's comment, but I really do read them all and appreciate the advice.

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  10. Hi....I randomly found your blog, I think through The Fox's blog....I HAVE PATTERNS, and it is so dang easy (I am just learning to sew). You'll wonder why people spend so much stinking money. try these two links:
    http://www.ida.net/users/stace/sling.html
    http://www.mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php

    I was even a bit confused about the french seam thing, but if you know how to sew, and now that I've done it...piece of cake. Now you can make one with fabric you've picked. (You'd have to modify it to make it like this sling though with two fabrics. Please let me know how it goes.

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  11. OK, I bought a Moby, which I love, and made a hotsling knock off, which I kind of love, and then ended up buying a hotsling which I SUPER love.

    Here's the sling pattern that I used. The Hotsling that I bought (34 on eBay, so cheaper than most sites) could absolutely be made from the pattern I linked above. The Hotsling has two main differences: 1.)One rail is padded in the middle of the sling, it has about 1 ½ inch of thick padding. This helps because the sling I made cuts into Prox’s legs at his knees. 2.) It’s made from stretch sateen cotton and is quite lovely.
    Since you’re in the capital of fabric shops, I’m sure you can find a really great stretchy cotton sateen to make your sling with. The padding is nothing more than a thicker seam with a dense roll of padding to keep baby’s legs from getting cut into. I really like my Moby—after I priced the Moby’s jersey cotton (just like a super soft tee) I found that at 35 for a Moby, it’s practically the same price as $5-6 a yard fabric. Now that baby is older, I like the Hotsling for streamlined-ness.

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  12. Anonymous7:01 PM

    so, I just made one! I will let you know how Graham likes it tomorrow:)
    love, Suz

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