This tutorial is for my September 2010 Wte ladies…love you, girls!

When my daughter was born, she was absolutely beautiful….and definitely colicky! So, I became a baby-wearer immediately :). Now that she’s a toddler and new walker, I don’t necessarily need to wear her but I still do at times and prefer the ring sling.

Today’s tutorial is how to make your own ring sling. So, here it goes…take at least 2 yards of fabric. I prefer knit since it doesn’t fray (less sewing!) and it’s stretchy (more comfy!). You’ll also need two sling rings. I order all of my rings from Slingrings because they are designed and tested specifically for ring slings. If you choose a knit, you won’t have to sew much at all, making this a very easy, quick project ;). If you choose another fabric, such as a cotton or poly blend, start by hemming all four sides. Also, if you choose to make a double sided sling, sew the two fabrics together before beginning the below instructions.

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Take the fabric and thread it through the rings. Fold the end of the fabric in half, then fold the other half over it.

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Now, fold this end over the rings and onto the other side of the fabric. Pin into place and sew here. I prefer to do a couple of different stitches, usually a zig zag stitch with a straight stitch on both sides of this just to make it extra strong.

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