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lil_abi
« on: July 06, 2011 12:02:00 PM »

I have recently been recommended the Baby K'tanhttp://www.babyktan.com/ sling.  You can use it with two babies at the same time, and with twins on the way, I'd love to at least try.

And they're $62, or something outrageous for a product that looks like 2 knit loops bound together by a scrunchie.  

Has anyone attempted to make one?  Or has anyone bought one who would like to measure it so we can develop a "pattern"?  Any guesses on fiber content?  I'd hate to make it too stretchy or not stretchy enough. Is it hemmed?  It must be stretchier than a standard t-shirt.      

It seems like such a nice secure flexible sling/wrap for baby wearing, and it also seems so simple.  

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011 01:23:57 PM »

I also plan to make one for my little one thats due in September.

They say on their website that its 100% cotton. I guess it's some kind of cotton interlock.

Here is a link for some basic instructions:
http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1055795/baby-k-tan-pattern

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012 04:54:28 PM »

This is the link you need =)
http://www.sleepingbaby.net/jan/Baby/index.html

She has tutorials for making all kinds of wraps/carriers for babies. FYI, the stretchy wraps don't last as long as woven or mei tais or anything like that. The heavier baby gets, the less supportive knit is, and the more uncomfortable it becomes.
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elizabeth.grace
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2013 07:00:23 AM »

I bet you can make one by sewing a french seam on each loop. looks easy enough. Great idea. I've never seen one before! I'd use jersey.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2013 10:07:24 AM »

I have the Baby K'Tan. The trick is going to be picking good fabric. (Enough stretch, but not too very much.) And then, it is just two slings of stretchy material, but they connect them with a loop around the slings (this part goes between your shoulder blades in the back). I'd say very easy to make, but fabric choice will make it or break it.
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