This instructable will show you how to make a "peanut shell" style baby sling for under $20, (even lass depending on your fabric. You can also find similar info on this site http://mykarmababy.com/pages/BabySlingPattern.php

Step 1: Supplies, Choosing and treating the fabric

1.5-2 yd. fabric (this depends on what size you're sling will be, which depends on what size you are)
Sewing Machine

The first step is getting the right fabric, and there are a few things to keep in mind:
1. Don't get anything too stretchy, (if you do, the baby will sag down, and won't be safe and secure in the sling)
2. Great something that's washable!
3. Get a strong pattern that will hide stains well, (let's face it, kids are messy!)

Once you've picked out your fabric, be sure to wash it in mild detergent at least once.
<p>Easy sling, great instructions. Trying to figure out the best way alternative to expensive baby carriers.</p>
i made this last year for my little boy and it was a god send, as a second child he just slept in it or was carried around while i looked after his big sister
i just made one for my baby racoon and it loves it this makes my life so much more easy TTTHHHAAANNNKKKSSSS SSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! cute baby!! awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww<br/>btw Great instryctable very nice instructions, easy to follow! <sup></sup><br/>
That's a cool idea, but if you don't do this correctly, it's kinda "Look, mom, no teeth." BTW, nice instructable.
Well, in theory, if they still fit in the sling they don't have teeth yet....
Congratulations on your First Prize win Sarah! Your baby is beautiful BTW.
Nice one, I was looking for some gift for my cousin'w new baby <sup>_</sup> Even if that one is made for older babies... Sure it'll come out handy...<br/>
I think they need to be able to support their own head, but maybe not... either way, she'll be able to use it in 2-3 months I think, check out (or have her check) for more info on different carries for different age babies. I just gave it to both my sister-in-laws (both pregnant!)

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