Monday, May 18, 2009
Somehow, I was able to squeeze in enough sewing time to make this pouch-style sling last week. Cora had a nice long nap, and really, this project was fairly quick and easy. I've always pictured myself as a baby wearer, so I looked into which carrier styles might work for us, and found the pouch to be the best fit for a newborn. We also have the ring sling sewn by a friend, and a baby bjorn, both of which we plan to use when Cora's a bit older.
I loosely followed this tutorial, but mostly constructed the pouch based on looking at a hotsling. Right now, I'm bolstering Cora with a folded hand towel so she doesn't get lost in the bottom of all the fabric.
E and I found this fabric when Joann had their calicos on sale. He has an equally cool Japanese inspired fabric (with dragons!) waiting to be made into a pouch his size. That's the one drawback of this style--they're not adjustable so it must be made/purchased in the wearer's size.
So far, I don't think it's super comfortable because the weight isn't evenly distributed, but it does the trick when Cora's fussy and I need to get things done. I think it'll also be handy when I don't want to use a stroller. If you know someone who's having a baby, this would be a great gift!