The Crunchy Mum
Something about me… I’m a sewing/crafting hobbyist. One of the great things about having a baby is having an excuse to make all sorts of cute baby stuff. I thought to show you guys a couple of my own DIY pieces and share some of the DIY links I’ve used to make these and others.
My most often used babywearing item is a pouch sling I made myself. I love using it because it’s compact, fits neatly into my bag and is easy to slip on quickly on the spot for instant babywearing. Plus I simply adore the choice of fabric and design I custom-made to my own taste.
A recent addition to my collection is a Korean ‘podaegi’ which I also made myself. The podaegi is one of the latest trends in babywearing. Of course it’s not an entirely new invention as it has been used traditionally in Korea for generations. It takes a little more time to put on compared to pouch slings, but it’s great for longer stretches as it provides good support on the shoulders, back and waist. I love it as it’s a refreshing alternative to the standard soft-structured ergo-type carriers.
If you’re into DIY and sewing or thinking of dabbling in it for fun, here are a few online tutorials I’ve found useful. There’s also a no-sew one for those of you who don’t have a sewing machine…
- Pouch sling (reversible design): http://thinkliz.com/2009/09/04/rever...-with-padding/
- Ring sling (reversible design): http://lifemoresimply.blogspot.com.a...ing-sling.html
- Baby wrap (no-sew method): http://mercysmom.blogspot.com.au/200...make-wrap.html
- Korean podaegi: http://merrymadequilts.blogspot.com....r-podaegi.html
- Chinese mei-tai: http://www.thebetternester.com/2012/...-tutorial.html
Here is a great resource for many more instructions for other baby carriers, including the Mexican rebozo, Japanese onbuhimo etc: http://www.squidoo.com/baby-wraps
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