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Comment by Terri Henry on July 13, 2010 at 7:56pm
Bonnie (and others) I' going to have a contest up on my blog next week to win a wrapsody wrap! I will send more details when the post is up. Thanks for the inspiration to make it happen!
Comment by Terri Henry on July 9, 2010 at 6:36am
That's fab info Sara...I'm going to travel soon so when I have access to more fabric stores I'm going to experiment!!
Comment by Abbey Rego on July 8, 2010 at 10:32pm
Yah Sara , that is the same pattern I use for one of the workshops I give.
I had another idea also, we have an API support and parent group kinda close to us and they have a sling library. Maybe hour town has something like that. Then you could check it out ?
Comment by Sara on July 8, 2010 at 9:46pm
The great thing about the wrap I described is that you don't need a sewing machine (unless you buy fabric that does not have a finished selvage--and even then you don't have to sew the selvage, it will just have a slightly unraveled look, which isn't as pretty but still just as functional). All you do is buy the length you need, take it home and wash it and its ready to use. No sewing needed. The link I included describes it as a "no-sew" wrap. On the same link it also has directions on how to make a "no-sew" ring sling. (Out of all the baby wearing sites I have found that site is my favorite). I don't sew either but have a few wraps I "made" this way. I use the word "made" loosely cuz all I did was buy the fabric (with lots of assistance from the wise lady at the linen store) take it home, wash it, and voila a "homemade" very cheap wrap! I like this approach b/c it allows me to afford to have lots of wraps in different colors/styles and fabrics--lightweight gauze for hot weather and fleece for when its cold. For those that do sew though you could use this and then sew pockets on. That would be a fancy and frugal homemade wrap ;)
Comment by Bonnie P on July 8, 2010 at 9:42pm
Sweet! Thanks!
Comment by Terri Henry on July 8, 2010 at 7:27pm
Bonnie there is a contest to win a wrap by a Canadian company - look up Tadpoles and Butterflies on facebook and enter by telling them about your approach to respectful parenting! Good luck :-)
Comment by Bonnie P on July 8, 2010 at 12:12pm
Thanks, Terri, although I live in Canada which makes everything just a bit more expensive for shipping. And thanks for the info, Sara! I don't sew either, but both my mom and mother-in-law do! I'll definitely check out some fabric next time I'm near a linen store.
Comment by Terri Henry on July 8, 2010 at 6:19am
Yes I definitely agree with Sara...I don't have a sewing machine but I would try to make one if I did.
If you still want to buy I got mine from mamakanga.com - they offer free shipping in the US and prices are decent
Comment by Sara on July 7, 2010 at 9:46pm
Bonnie,
You can go to a linen store and have someone help you choose bottom weight gauze that has a little diagonal stretch and a selvage (side edge) that is finished. Make sure that the fabric is not decorated/patterned/printed on only one side (if it is it will end up having a "wrong side). Buy a length that is about 3 yards (15 ft) long and about 30 inches wide. This length is a little harder to work w/ but It allows you to do all carries and the extra length can be trimmed off as you become better at wrapping (the info about the bali breeze wrap even states that since it is shorter you have to be more precise w/wrapping). It won't be hand-dyed and batiked in Bali, but you can have probably buy the fabric and have a less pretty but just as functional wrap for under $20. That's what i did because I just couldn't see spending that much money on something that I could almost exactly replicate at home for less than half the price. Go to this link http://www.wearyourbaby.com/Default.aspx?tabid=121 to get pictures and more hints on picking out fabric and making you own gauze wrap. Happy frugal babywearing! :)
Comment by Terri Henry on July 7, 2010 at 6:47pm
Hi Bonnie, I know what you mean about the cost...I had to get mine shipped international and with the exchange rate where I live it was a big expense. But you know what..and this may sound a bit strange... I just strongly visualized getting it, I imagined how much easier it would make my baby wearing, how much fun it wold be to do the different wraps, plus all the other benefits I'd read about...and then I just found that I had the money - somehow! I have no regrets about this purchase...it's my most used carrier and I love how elegant it looks when on! Good luck with attracting that $100 and your new carrier!!
 

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