Two weeks in with a newborn and I want my arms back! I have an Ergo Baby/Infant Organic Carrier which I love to death and used almost everyday with my first, however, this time round having a summer baby leaves the Ergo too hot to wear. I have been looking at ring slings in a breathable linen or cotton back when I was pregnant and was continuously surprised at the price tags attached to what seemed a pretty basic design.
As with most of my DIYs it came down to not being able to afford the real deal, so enough from me – let’s get into it…
How to Make a Ring Sling DIY Tutorial
- 2m x 70cm (allowing 1.5cm seam allowance) woven fabric with no stretch
- 2 rings
- Haberdashery scissors
- Sewing Machine
Cut your chosen fabric to size 2m long and 70cm width, leaving a 1.5cm seam allowance either side. In my case only one side needed hemming; score!
Pin down your seams
Press the seams with a hot iron.
Run through the machine sewing as close as you can to the edge of your seam for a professional look.
On one end consatina fold the material in folds 3″ long. Press the seams with a hot iron.
Thread folded end through both rings and sew 2″ down. I have put in four rows of stitches as this is the weight bearing end and I want it to be safe and secure.
… and that my friends is that. Watch a few YouTube clips on how to safely get bub’s in without too much drama. I practised with DD newborn baby doll for the first few attempts so I was confident before trying it out with the real thing.
Going to make one? Please find us on social and tag us, we would love to see your creation!