A Cut From a Bolt of Cloth
For a New Baby Sling
Baby slings were an incredible convenience for me. It didn’t take long after the birth of my first child to find that while feeding the baby, it seemed like I was watching the spider webs grow. Both my children and myself have loved the convenience of vacuuming and cleaning while they got a ride on my hip. The one shown below was about the fourth one I’d made. We had originally been given a Nojo sling by my husband’s Mom. Each of them were made from a cotton solid and lasted through the toddler years for two children per sling, until they started to look tired. I’d also made some for friends, in case you are starting to do the math. Lol I”d had a different pattern very similar to the Nojo baby sling, but when this new one came along, I knew it would be my next sling project.
I love it because of all the hardware and the storage it lends itself to. It was great for keeping the goods I carried to a minimum for things like a walk to the park! The purchased sling rings are secure and the hardware on the end allows for a bit of storage. The ring is for keys, the hook for a baby rattle and the ties on the top, can be used to secure a nursing cover up. I’ve since seen a lot of other types of cloth carriers. I have never made the time to try them out. You know what they say, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” This one was by far my favorite! What are your favorite slings, and why? I would love to know more, because… after all, I’m a seamtress. Maybe someday I will be a Grandma. 🙂