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StacyCK
« on: March 19, 2008 07:25:19 AM »

Hi there!  I'm new and thought I would share a Mei Tai tutorial that I have made previously.  I called them "Stacy's Stylin' Mei Tai's" when I sold them.  This is a .pdf file, so you will need Adobe Reader to see it.  It is picture heavy so have patience while it loads.  

http://thelandofka.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/how_to_make_a_mei_tai1.pdf

Here are a few pictures of Mei Tai's I have made (I've made over 50....probably over 60 at this point!)

http://the-kraft-family.com/v-web/gallery/albums/MaiTei/Baptism_0151.sized.jpg

http://the-kraft-family.com/v-web/gallery/albums/MaiTei/packersmeitai_4111.sized.jpg

Hope you find it useful!
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008 08:45:58 AM »

The fabric is lovely. This looks like a great baby carrier, but you must have very strong shoulders to carry around that rather large child. He looks quite heavy, but what lovely blond hair!
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008 09:10:00 AM »

Thank you so much!!! I don't have a baby, but I am going to save this tute for when I do!! It's awesome, thank you for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008 09:43:28 AM »

Wow, I really like the fabric on the first one.  It's so rich and beautiful.  Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008 09:47:56 AM »

Great - hope everyone finds it helpful!  Cheesy

The decorative fabrics here are silk, which is my favorite way of making them.

The fabric is lovely. This looks like a great baby carrier, but you must have very strong shoulders to carry around that rather large child. He looks quite heavy, but what lovely blond hair!

Thanks! He actually was around 30 lbs in that picture.  It is hard to do a front carry, but a back carry is much easier when they weigh that much.  I also make my carriers with foam around the shoulder area to make them more comfortable to carry the weight.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008 10:33:45 AM »

I have been wanting to make one of these forever! do you have a picture of the back/front (depending on how your wearing it)?
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008 10:48:14 AM »

I just looked at the pdf.... what's the cording for???  I've never seen that on a mei tai before.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008 11:08:54 AM »

I have been wanting to make one of these forever! do you have a picture of the back/front (depending on how your wearing it)?

I'm not sure what you are asking here.  I have pictures above of the back and front carry.  Are you looking for how the straps are placed?  I criss-cross the straps across by back/front and tie underneath their bum.

I just looked at the pdf.... what's the cording for???  I've never seen that on a mei tai before.

The cording is inserted in the bottom strap and used to cinch it up if it is too wide for a smaller baby, or if they want to face forward in a front carry.  I didn't really use it much, but I had put it in all my Mei Tai's.  If you wanted to leave it off, I'm sure you wouldn't miss it much.
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2008 11:48:25 AM »

i love love love your mei tais! they are so classy!

i just finished my first one....but i am baby carrier crazy right now (expecting first baby)....i think i will use your tute for the next one i make!

i love the little bag for it too!
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« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2008 12:18:04 PM »

those are beautiful!  I love the fabrics you used
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