wanted to let you know I used your baby sling patterns today, and made
my first baby sling. I followed
instructions and didn't have any trouble at all! It was super
turned out really good. I think from start to finish...cutting
ironing fabric to finished project...it only took about an hour.
I was really
at how simple it was.
When I just read the directions, I was getting a little confused...but
once I had my fabric in hand and followed the instructions step by
step, I had no problem . . . even with my first double felled
wanted to thank you for your clear baby sling patterns &
instructions. I needed a light sling for this summer and was getting
very confused by instructions on other sites. I was about to give up
and spend a fortune on buying one that might not even fit properly when
i stumbled onto your pattern. its the only one I have really been able
to understand and doesn't make it seem like too much hard work to make
them. thanks to you, my husband and I both have slings to carry our
little bundle of joy around in now.
Baby Sling Patterns
baby sling patterns pages!
I'm really in love with my baby sling...can you tell?
all all kinds of baby slings on the market now, but
this is my favorite. It's on my 'must have' list for anyone
a newborn. I'm not what you would call a baby wearer.
just wanted a sling that I could slip on when baby is sleepy or fussy,
or when I needed to run into a store and didn't want to lug the heavy
sling carrier is very popular
right now, and for good reason. You've seen many a celebrity
Mama (and Daddy!)
sporting these adorable baby sling carriers, and you can too!
As a Mom, I love the
simple style of the
sling, and the versatility of using fabrics that fit my taste and even
match my outfit! I also love making matching nursing cover
The easy nursing
perfect companion for your baby sling. It provides instant
privacy, but has a peek-a-boo window for Mama. A baby sling
nursing cover combo allows you to be a mobile nursing station.
There are so many adorable fabrics to
local craft and fabric store, or on the web. Start
and other fun tips and options for designing your perfect
detailed baby sling patterns below are great if you are just learning
how to sew, or if
you want to really customize your baby sling. There are
instruction, great time saving tips, and lots of illustrations
to guide you through the process. Sew
a standard sling, a lined or reversible sling, and /or a
tapered sling with these versatile baby sling patterns.
It is very dangerous to carry a baby in a sling that is too
long/large for the wearer. Please use your body measurements
making a sling and use your best judgment anytime you carry a baby in
a sling. Please consider baby's safety as your full
primary responsibility when using a baby sling or carrying a baby in
any device. These patterns are offered to you free of charge,
to 'use at your own risk.'
To Wear Your Baby Sling
are many wonderful sites that give great safety and wearing tips
for using a baby sling. Here is a site with really good photo
instructions on how
to wear a baby sling. I also love these printable
.pdf pages from Hotslings that show folding
and wearing instructions for 3 different holds.
Here is a great video from Peanut Shell that tells you more
about fitting and wearing your baby sling safely.
baby carrier sling is very versatile. It can be used with
and stage of child from the first days as a newborn, until your child
becomes too heavy to carry on your hip. There are also
position the baby in the sling, which is very appealing as some babies
feel pinned down, and others love that tighter swaddled feel.
that this sling is styled so that the weight of the baby is spread out
your whole upper torso. Just like a pregnant tummy, the
pouch balances the load over your whole body. . .but
you can take the baby off when you get tired.
I find that I
carry my baby much longer in a sling than I can by carrying her in my
arms. She loves the safe feeling of being able to see the
while snuggled in close enough to hear my heartbeat.
Baby Violet falls asleep all the time in the sling...even in
the studio with a flash going off!
There is a bit of
a learning curve when you first wear a sling, but carrying and holding
my baby in
this style of sling feels natural and safe for both of
love it that you can just slip
it on and go. There are no buckles or straps to adjust, it
be very small and portable, and it looks great. I have used
changing pad, etc. Victoria, my
daughter loves to steal it out of my purse to use as a shawl on the
frozen food aisle.
favorite use for the sling is for making a quick run into a
store. I can toss my sling on, and put my baby in the front,
stuff my wallet, my keys and phone in on the side (pushing them toward
my back so nothing pokes baby). I love it that there is no
seat to tote or cart required! Even
Dad can get in
on the action. Our sling is my husband's favorite piece of
equipment. Once you are used to it, it is super fast to get
baby in and
out in (which becomes more critical when you encounter the inevitable
or leak.) I hope you enjoy making your own baby sling carrier
from these free baby sling patterns!