Another one of my go-to baby shower presents is a unpadded ring sling. I LOVE baby carriers. My husband thinks I’m crazy for having so many different kinds, but they are the tools of my trade. I have made two of these slings for myself, two for my sisters who are now mothers, and now another for a cousin who will be welcoming her first child in just a month. It is not a difficult project – just a long hemmed rectangle attached to a pair of rings, but it is the most useful gift you could give a mother (especially if she has more than one child!).
I make them out of cotton stretch sateen. It is a “bottom weight” and therefore strong enough to hold even a toddler, but still cool for summer months. There is a slight width-wise stretch which makes it all the more comfy for mom and baby. The rings are purchased from SlingRings.com and Jan Andrea’s instructions for a pleated shoulder are so comfortable that I have never missed having padding.
Here is my “baby” sister, now a mother herself, snuggling my nephew in the sling I made her. Isn’t she beautiful?
Great project – I love those carriers!
Karen @ TheJuneBride says
Yay! I have material and rings to make one, but the pleated shoulder was totally intimidating me 🙂 Problem solved! How exciting and well timed, Jodi 🙂 Your slings are beautiful! Love the satin stitch detail on the hem (and that rockin’ yellow chair!). As always, I’m so impressed!
It has been fun “sharing” our pregnancies. 🙂 You will LOVE you sling and I look forward to seeing pictures. I just wish I had the funds to blow on a silk dupioni for fancy occasions. mmm…. so beautiful.
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