How to Make a Ring Sling DIY Tutorial

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
  • Pins
  • Iron


Step 1

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!


Step 2

Pin down your seams

Step 3

Press the seams with a hot iron.

Step 4

Run through the machine sewing as close as you can to the edge of your seam for a professional look.

Step 5

On one end consatina fold the material in folds 3″ long. Press the seams with a hot iron.


Step 6

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.

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DISCLAIMER: This ring sling baby carrier tutorial is provided free of charge without any guarantees on safety. In association with the product, Havven makes no guarantees of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the safety of the child in the carrier, or the person wearing the carrier. Use of the product by a user is at the user’s risk.

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