Step 1: Supplies, Choosing and Treating the Fabric
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.
Step 2: Determine the Size of the Sling
(HIP TO SHOULDER MEASUREMENT x2) + 3" = SLING LENGTH
Then cut your fabric so that it is 22" wide by the sling length. For example my sling is 22"x57"
Step 3: Flip and Iron
Step 4: The Folding Starts
Step 5: The Folding Continues
Step 6: Cutting the Curve
Then cut from the bottom corner (full length) to the top corner mark
Now open it up along the 22" axis to show the curve you just made, and pin up the curve.
Step 7: Making a French Seam
1. Sew the curve you cut and pinned in the last step.
2. Cut away any excess fabric, leaving about 1/8" away from the seam, (be careful not to cut the seam, if you do, stop, re-sew that section, and start where you left off)
3. Flip the fabric "wrong side out" and iron the curve and seam
4. Sew the curve again, about 1/8" in from the seam.
5. Flip "right side out"
6. Great job, you just made a french seam!
Step 8: Sewing the Hem
Now you're done sewing!