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Sew a seam along the entire side, making a tube. Turn “right side” out.

Sew a seam along the entire side, making a tube.

Step 7: Pin the fabric together just above your line, but not were the pins will be in your way when you cut. Cut out the line through all 4 layers of fabric together.

Cut out the line through all 4 layers of fabric together.

Step 9: Turn Sling right side out.

Step Turn Sling right side out.

Organize the tube so that the seam is in the middle if you lay it flat. Fold in half, so that the seam you sewed is on the outside in the middle (“wrong side out”). Match up the sides well, so that they are aligned on either side.

How to Make a Baby Sling

Step 6: Draw a straight line from the side where you measured 28.5 inches to about an inch before the middle of the fabric. Now make an almost flat arch from your straight line to where you measured 23 inches. See the ribbon in the picture for a general idea of how your line should look.

How to Make a Baby Sling

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How to Make a Baby Sling

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How to Make a Baby Sling

Step 5, continued. If you are concerned that might not be big enough, make the measurements larger on each side by the same amount). You can always make the sling smaller, but not larger, so try bigger first.

If you are concerned that might not be big enough, make the measurements larger on each side by the same amount). You can always make the sling smaller, but not larger, so try bigger first.

Buy 2 yards of cotton fabric, the sort that feels like men’s dress shirt material, no stretch. You will also need a spool of coordinating thread. Wash Fabric to pre-shrink.

How to Make a Baby Sling

I made this reversible pouch baby sling yesterday. Actually, I made two identical slings, one for my sister that’s due with a boy on June 1st and one for me, due June 17th. In case you’re wondering, the contrasting fabric strip near the top was definitely on purpose, not because I sewed the first sling …

Pouch baby sling

DIY Pouch Baby Sling Tutorial ~ This baby pouch is not adjustable like a ring sling, but instead is fitted for the wearer. The original post also provides a link where you can get measuring instructions and the sewing pattern. also has online fabric sites

DIY Baby Sling... Looks easy!

instructions to diy infant sling

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The Fox Hole, a Hooded Winter Baby Sling

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Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy - Threads. Wish I would have known of this technique a year ago! Oh, well...better late than never!!!

Roll Hemming a Curve Made Easy

Make a perfect rolled hem with this genius technique! Get the rolled hem technique tutorial from Threads Magazine.

Baby Sling Tutorial  http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/tubesling.html

Baby Sling Pattern

Baby Sling Tutorial http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/tubesling.html

Step 10: Try on your sling. Always put the 28.5 inch seam toward your body, so the sling makes a deep pocket. For a small baby, fold sling in half before putting on. The baby should sit near your belly button when placed in the sling.

Step 10: Try on your sling. Always put the 28.5 inch seam toward your body, so the sling makes a deep pocket. For a small baby, fold sling in half before putting on. The baby should sit near your belly button when placed in the sling.

Fold the fabric in half long ways, so that the “good sides” face each other.

How to Make a Baby Sling

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