How To Make A Baby Slingnumber of mothers across the nation have found that there is nothing quite like a baby sling to keep an infant content. The sling permits you to carry your baby with you as you go about your day, making it a pleasurable experience for both you and baby. Interestingly enough, you can actually make your own baby sling, which can give you a sense of accomplishment-as well as a cozy place in which to carry your child. Here are some hints for making a stellar homemade baby sling:
To begin with, you should hem or surge one of the cut edges of the fabric. You should also hem the selvage edges. If the edges have a good appearance, you might not have to finish them. Next, try folding the fabric like a fan. Each fold should be 4" or 6" wide. The folds do not have to be down the length of the fabric-10" to 12" down from the top should be sufficient. You should then surge or zigzag the remaining cut end, through the entire thickness of the folded fabric.
You should place the folded end through the rings and pull it through
three to four inches. You then need to fold the fabric back on itself.
Secure with a pin. You should then fold panel 1 out of the way, stitching
through the thicknesses from the cut edge. Make sure you don't sew through
panel 1. Since the seam will be exposed to a great deal of stress, it
is important that it is strong and is backstitched on both ends. When
using your completed sling, you can unfold panel 1 over your shoulder
in order to fashion a shoulder cap.
This cap will allow your child's weight to be evenly distributed across your back. These instructions and others you will find will help teach you how to make a baby sling.