Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DIY Baby Carrier Wrap Whatever

Is that a baby in there?*
[Note to self: apply make-up first, take photo after.]  
I saw these online, and thought it might be more comfortable than my previous baby wearing apparatus.   But did I want to pay the $45+ price tag? No way Jose.  I found a bunch of handy videos on You Tub e about how to wrap them, and then how to make them. Uh, ridiculously easy!! I couldn't take it anymore.  I went to Jo Ann's to buy my 5 1/2 yards of Jersey knit.  Well, did I luck out, because what is usually $12.99/yard was on sale for 50% off! (lucky because I really really really wanted to get it THAT Day!)  So, at $6.50/yard later, I got home and sewed up this baby wrap.  Just kidding- you don't even need to sew it.  It's just one looong piece of fabric.  Actually, I want to sew on some cute fabric to mark the center, but I haven't gotten that far, and none of my fabric scraps were quite large enough.  Anyhoo, I used this flower pin to mark the center so I'd know where to put it on.  [Maybe a blue flower would be more appropriate :-)]

  I didn't think I'd go back to "mom-doesn't-always-get-ready-when-I-don't-leave-the-house-baby-mode" but there is no avoiding it.  All my pics looked as scary as this spotty mirror, guess that needs some cleanin!

 If any of my local pals want one, I'd be happy to sell you the fabric at my cost ($12), since I have extra, (it takes 1/3rd of the yardage,but I had to buy that much to get the length). This baby wrap has come in handy when I've gone on places that dragging a stroller along isn't convenient (like when we took a tour of Historic Kirtland, and toured told homes with a lot of stairs).   And, YES, your husband can wear it if you don't make it too girly. There's a great You Tub e video that some gal's husband is demonstrating tie-ing it on.  Photos to come later after I sew on the pretty center panel cover to fancy it up.

*Babies can be forward facing in this as well.


  1. I will take your extra fabric off your hands, although you will have to show me how to use it. :) This looks like it would come in handy when we take our vacation to the big apple as, it would fit nicely into a bag.

  2. I was just looking at all of your posts- I love your vision in seeing the extraordinary in ordinary things! You are very talented!

  3. Such a great idea!! I saw a lady wearing one the other day and thought it was such a clever alternative to a stroller in crowded places. I'd have to make a camo one for hubby though ;)


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