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Topic: Where to find pretty handwoven cloth for a baby wrap carrier?  (Read 777 times)
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« on: August 03, 2009 11:48:19 AM »

I want to make a wrap about 4.6 m long for carrying my kiddo.  The nice ones I see are over $150 (Didymos, Girasol, etc.) and it seems like a pretty easy thing to make.  When I go to the local fabric store though, I don't see any pretty handwoven cotton or cotton blends, only frumpy patterns.  Any suggestions?  I want bright, colorful stripes or something ya know?  Something like these http://www.pinkletinkbaby.com/GirasolPage.php
Has anyone made one of these before?  Thanks, hope I'm in the correct forum for this. Huh
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009 12:29:04 PM »

Check out cloth table cloths in your housewears sections, Ross, TJ MAXX etc.  Seriously, no joke.  On the babywearer.com there is a whole topic on DIY tablecloth wraps, some of the mama's that have girasols, Didy's etc say that some of thier cheap tablecloths are equal to thier expensive wraps.  I made one out of a Martha Stewart everyday tablecloth found at K-Mart for $14, I cut it lengthwise in half and hemmed the raw edges, it's supportive, comfortable and my daughter prefers it over her other wraps, it's her 'lovie'.  Here is a picture of it.



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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009 10:49:54 AM »

Thanks for the idea.  I will check that out.
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