So, I picked up some fabric at Wally World this morning and made a DIY baby wrap. As you can see, the babe is sleeping away, so I guess she likes it. I'm still kind of getting used to it, but this is definitely promising for getting some things done during the day. I don't love the color, but I wanted to give it a shot with $1/yard fabric before giving it a shot with more expensive fabrics.
If you want to make your own, the instructions are super, super simple:
1. Find a fabric that you like. If it's patterned, you'll want to look for a fabric that doesn't have a "wrong" side. I used a lilac colored jersey fabric so that I wouldn't have to worry about sewing a hem (jersey fabric will just roll inwards). You do NOT want fleece...because it will be warmer than all get out. Even just the jersey fabric is really, really warm with her in it!
2. Buy 5-6 yards of fabric. If you're small, buy closer to 5, if you're bigger/taller, buy closer to 6 yards. I bought 5 yards, which seemed absurdly long, but if you look in the picture, I only have little tails left where I've knotted it.
3. Once I got home, I cut the fabric in half lengthwise. You're shooting for a strip of fabric that is about 5 yards long and somewhere between 20-30 inches wide. Mine is just over 30 inches wide, and I may trim it down even more because it's wider than I need, and bunches up.
4. Ta-Da! You're done. There are tons of instructions online regarding how to tie the fabric for the various different ways that you can carry your babe.