Modern women manage not only to have a child and raise him, not looking up from work and career, but also to travel to different countries, without letting go of the baby. To make it convenient to move with the baby, a sling was invented.
Its convenience is primarily in the fact that you can fix the child in a position convenient for him and for his mother. Therefore, the sling will be an indispensable tool for any woman with a small child. In addition, a great option for carrying will be for nursing mothers, because thanks to the width of the canvas you can feed the baby anywhere, without confusing strangers with its appearance.
Types of slings
Before you start sewing, think about which option is best for you, depending on the needs and age of the child.
This look resembles a scarf and is suitable for carrying children of different ages: both newborns and one-year-olds. The only drawback with which it differs from other types of slings is that you need to be able to tie it correctly. If you do not possess such a skill, you will need a little time for training and dexterity.
Such carrying does not take up much space, is easy to put on, it is convenient to get the baby out of it. And the main advantage is that it can be used for older children who like to look around.
Sling with rings
This is an easy-to-carry carry that is convenient for walking. Such a sling is especially loved by young mothers.
It is suitable for children after six months, who are located face or back to the mother. Carrying resembles a backpack, which is often offered in stores for children over six months old. But a May-Sling is much more convenient for both mom and baby.
To create a sling, you will need a high-density fabric, threads and special rings to secure the ends of the carry. Well, if you have a sewing machine. Although you can cope without it.
What you need to buy
To create a do-it-yourself sling, you will need fabric, threads and rings.
When choosing a material for carrying, it is worth considering not only personal color preferences, but also its density, wear resistance and ease of washing. It is better if it is a dense knitted fabric 220–250 cm long and at least 90 cm wide. It is necessary to choose the color and thickness of the fabric depending on the season of the year. For example, in a summer sling made of woolen fabric, the child will not feel very comfortable. And in winter, he will become a baby extra protection from the cold.
If you don’t have a sewing machine, let us tell you a little secret: to avoid manually processing the edges of the fabric, you can choose a fabric that does not require this. The second option is to go to the studio, where it will be done on professional equipment. It is especially important to consider this if you need a sling scarf.
Plastic, and even better metal rings with a diameter of about 9 cm, will be needed to secure the ends of the sling and adjust the position of the child in it. When choosing plastic or plastic rings, it is worth checking for their strength to avoid breaking them at the most important moment. This is a safety issue for your child and should not be ignored in any case!
The threads must be strong. Perhaps this is one of the few cases when it is worth choosing synthetics - these threads will be much stronger.
How to sew a sling with rings
First you need to fold the material "accordion" - a total of eight to nine folds. If the fabric “rolls in”, do not forget to pre-treat the edges with an overlock or at least manually. For this, lavsan threads, which stretch slightly under load, are best suited.
When the fabric is folded into an accordion, we pass one of its ends into both rings and bend by three to four centimeters. Stitch the resulting fold, best on a sewing machine. It is necessary to make several seams, each of them will tightly fix the material. If you are sewing manually, make sure the seams are very, very strong. Sling is almost ready.
If you want to make a lining, then you have to work a little more. We lay out the canvas and sweep the gasket. You can make a seal under the back - this will provide a better fit. Then we pass one end of the lined fabric through both rings and bend the free edge into one of them. Sew tightly. Now you can seat the child in him and go for a walk or a trip. One of the main amenities of this carrying is the ability to stir the child in any position: lying or sitting, face or back to the mother.
Sew May Sling
To sew a May Sling, you need fabric, a synthetic winterizer and a desire to create an original carry for your baby. When choosing a material for this type, it is worth considering not only its color, but also the texture. Choose thick denim, jacquard, velveteen (for winter) and thick linen (in summer).
Cutting fabric is easy to do. You will need a fabric with a width of about 90 cm and a length of about 200 cm. We cut out two parts 35 by 45 cm. - for the future back, the upper straps 200 by 20 cm in the amount of 2 pcs., The lower strap 160 by 15 cm. As a seal, it is better use a synthetic winterizer.
After we collect the future sling: first chop the seam places with tailor pins. If they are not at hand, you can make basting seams. Sew the back, laying a synthetic winterizer. From the wrong side, we cover all the straps along the length, then we turn them off. We insert a synthetic winterizer into the straps for softness and sew them at the ends. Everything, the bulk of the work is done, you can begin to collect the sling. Remember a few tricks - firstly, iron the fabric well to straighten the seams. Secondly, so that the sintepon inside does not slip and does not stray lumps, it is worth sewing the strap with a decorative seam.
We attach two identical straps to the back, which will be thrown up, attach them at an angle of 45 degrees. We attach a shorter strap to the lower back and sew it carefully as well. Once again we iron the finished product. For convenience, you should sew a pocket in which you can put napkins or a bottle of water. You can make a snap-on cushion so that the baby can sleep while walking.
What slings can be done at home from improvised means
Even a housewife who cannot name needlework as one of her strengths is capable of producing a sling for her baby in no time inferior to a factory one, spending several times less money than buying. Without skills at home, you can sew:
- a sling-scarf is a very simple design of carrying, which is a large rectangular piece of fabric that can be wound in various ways, but to tie and properly position the child in it, certain skills are required,
- sling with rings - the free edge of the web is tucked between two rings, which allows you to adjust and securely fix the position of the little pean in the carry. It is convenient to carry the baby from the very first days of life. However, if the child is already quite large, it should be noted that the load during operation falls on only one shoulder of an adult. So that the weight is distributed evenly, you can choose another model for sewing,
- A sling pocket that is very easy to use. This model resembles a bag thrown over your shoulder. But it has a strictly defined size, and it is not possible to adjust the product if necessary.
Only the first two types of transfers are suitable for a newborn. For the baby of the first days of life, it is extremely important to correctly fix the position of the spine and pull it as close as possible to the mother, which cannot be done in a sling pocket. Therefore, it is allowed to wear crumbs in it for at least 4 months, or the age when it reaches a weight of 7.5 kg, confidently holds its head and, lying on its stomach, rests on its handles.
What is possible and what is dangerous to carry for a baby
The main thing you need to pay attention to when making a sling is the material. It should be durable, not too stretched and have a natural composition. You can not buy a cut, but use the improvised means from the arsenal of any housewife.
- The use of the sheet is advisable only in the warm season and for home wear in those rare moments when there are no better options, because it is extremely difficult to ensure the anatomically correct position of the baby in it.
- The palatine can be used both at home and on the street, but mainly in the autumn-winter period. It should be borne in mind that sling is also clothing, therefore, in order to prevent overheating, you need to choose a suit for the child accordingly.
It should be noted that a slingsharf requires a length of matter from 3 to 6 m long, at least 60 cm wide, and the length of even the longest stole does not exceed 2–2.5 m. Therefore, 2-3 such products will have to be used, stitching them together with a friend, or choose a sling with rings for sewing, because the material costs less: about 220 cm long and 80 cm wide.
The listed items for making a sling must be new. Over time, the fabric loses its elasticity and strength, easily tears and deforms, which is unsafe for the baby.
Kanga - a scarf carrying that is widely used in Africa
We sew a sling pocket
Any woman can cope with sewing a pocket - even one who hasn’t picked up a needle and thread in her hands anywhere except at school. To do this, stock up on perseverance, buy the right fabric and set aside a couple of hours for this matter. Before you start buying material, you need to correctly calculate its quantity. Too long or too short sling will be inconvenient for both mom and baby. For newborns, a sling pocket is not good!
For the correct calculation of the fabric, you will need a regular centimeter tape and an assistant. We measure the distance from the right shoulder to the left thigh. Having received a certain amount of cm, multiply it by two, and then add 16 cm. Do not forget about the allowances for seams and their processing. To wear a sling in winter, you need to wear it on a jacket or coat, so the fabric will be consumed more. So, you need to measure in outerwear.
When choosing a fabric, the season when the sling pocket will be used should be taken into account. Dense chintz is suitable for summer. And in winter, the top (outer) layer is jacquard, velveteen or jeans. The lining will fit the same chintz.
After buying the fabric, you can start cutting it. Having laid the first layer of material on the table with the wrong side, on top of it with the wrong side applied a lining panel. We chop them off with each other using tailor pins or a basting seam. We cover the canvas with a double seam in length on both sides. If there is an overlock, you can additionally process the junction to avoid excessive hairiness. Then we turn out the blank of the future sling on the front side and steam it with an iron at maximum temperature.
After steaming the fabric, we proceed to cutting the pocket in which the child will be placed. Fold the cloth along the length in half and again with short edges to each other. Measuring 10 cm from the outer edge, draw an arc, cutting off the excess. It turns out a fabric cloth with two rounded edges. Fold the sling in half and cover them with a sewing machine. To avoid creases and hide the raw edges, start sewing from the middle. Carefully smooth the seams. We turn it on the front side, throw it on the shoulder and in the resulting recess we seat the baby.
A scarf can be used to carry a child in many ways.
The position of the "cradle". We fold the product along, throw it over one shoulder and tie it with strong knots on the opposite thigh. We form a cradle from the fabric and put the baby in it.
Using a regular scarf, you can make a cradle for your baby
Wearing on the side. From the same starting position, we bend the scarf on the shoulder and straighten it to the knot. As a result, an opening is formed where you can put the baby.
In the position on the side of the child it is convenient to carry and do household chores
We transfer the knot to the chest, and the cloth of the scarf with the child back, thereby forming a position behind.
It’s easy to move the child for writing off the position on the side
Do not forget that you can not always use such a carry. This method is suitable only for emergency cases when you need to free your hands for a while. For more frequent socks, you should get the right sling.
What can not be used for the manufacture of carrying
A warm knitted scarf is unlikely to fit for proper carrying. It is usually narrow and short for a sling scarf, and it is impractical to use it for a sling with rings because of insufficient tissue density, because even having the right length, the product will not provide the necessary support for the baby’s back.
Using a regular square scarf, for example, Pavloposadsky, is an inappropriate option, because its standard sizes of 80–90 cm will not allow you to reliably fix the child. The material from which it is made also plays a role: the wool will be prickly for the baby, and the silk is too slippery, it will not provide the necessary support.
What requirements should the sling material meet?
If you decide to seriously approach the sewing of the sling and make it at home no worse than the representatives of leading brands, then carefully consider the choice of fabric. Preferred to usecotton, linen and wool fabrics without synthetic fibers, so as not to cause allergies in the crumbs:
- chintz is well suited for the warm season, but it is rather thin, so when sewing, the sling must either be strengthened with additional materials, or used only for very small children with low weight,
- for winter, you can choose wool or mixed fabric, but first check by applying to your face whether it is pricking. There are options for sewing a thin fleece sling. But it is worth remembering that this material is synthetic and consists of polyester. It is only suitable for a sling scarf,
- for demi-season transfers it is better to take calico and jeans. The fabric should breathe well, be dense enough, but not rigid, so that it is easily tied into knots.
Silk (even natural) is not suitable for the manufacture of a sling, it has a too smooth texture that will not allow reliable fixation of the baby.
Sling fabric must be natural, dense and flexible.
Ideal for a sling:
- a twill consisting of a mixture of cotton and flax. She repeats the bends of the body, holds her shape well, but at the same time is quite soft and elastic. When cutting, you need to take into account the direction of the threads so that the product does not deform in the future,
- knitwear. For a slingsharf, a cotton composition with weaving of the “interlock” type (uniform alternation of front and back loops), which does not stretch very much, will be a good choice. It is an elastic, soft, resilient material, both sides of its face. But you should remember, in order to avoid deformation, the finished product must be dried in a horizontal position,
- scarf-woven fabrics used to make stoles. When choosing, you need to pay attention so that the material does not stretch in length, not in width, but diagonally.
For the fabric to shrink, it must be washed before cutting and sewing the sling.
Sling threads must be strong. A lavsan, strong and slightly stretchable material would be a good option.
Carrying by the type of sling with rings: pattern and manufacturing process
Necessary materials for sewing a sling with rings:
- 2 rings with a diameter of 6–7 cm, preferably metal, can be taken also wooden (plastic is not recommended),
- rectangular piece of fabric width not less than 80 cm, length 220–250 cm,
- spool of strong thread.
If there are no metal or wooden rings at hand, you can do without them. To do this, use the nodes, as in the example with a scarf. The only thing that should not be neglected is the processing of the edges of the cut. If the fabric begins to spread, you and the baby will be extremely uncomfortable.
To sew a sling with rings you need fabric, rings and threads
- We process the edges of the cut with an overlock or just tuck and flash.
- We pass one end of the fabric into both rings by about 8-10 cm, bend it, sew it with an “envelope” or several seams for strength.
- Sling is ready. Spread it on the shoulder so that the rings are 10-15 cm lower. We thread the free edge of the product into them, then repeat the action in the reverse order, only in one ring. We form a “cradle” of fabric, put the baby there and pull it to us, adjusting the length of the carrier with the help of rings.
Pattern and sequence of sewing a sling with rings
If there is no sewing machine at hand, such a carrying can be made without sewing. To do this, we thread one edge of the cut into both rings by about 30–40 cm, then return this edge, but to one of the rings. Sling is ready. The further algorithm is similar to the previous one.
Slingosharf for newborns and babies
Пошив слинга-шарфа ещё более элементарен. Для работы нужны:
- прямоугольный отрез ткани шириной 60–70 см, длиной от 400 до 600 см,
- катушка прочных ниток.
Для слинга в виде шарфа необходимы только подходящий материал и нитки
Для того чтобы определить, какой размер слинга необходим именно вам, есть маленькая хитрость. К российскому размеру одежды добавляем «0», получаем длину переноски в сантиметрах. For example, for the owner of 42 sizes, a cut of 420 cm long is enough, and for a person of 52 sizes, a length of 520 cm is perfect.
When we measured the desired length, we simply process the edges of the fabric with an overlock or hem in the hem. Dress in any convenient way.
The “cradle” position is recommended from the first days of a child’s life
DIY baby sling pocket: photo and description
Finally, you can make a wonderful carry yourself - a sling pocket.
- a rectangular piece of fabric 55-60 cm wide,
For such a sling, a scarf fabric of double diagonal or jacquard type of interweaving of threads is ideal, very dense and low elongation.
The cut length is calculated individually. To do this, measure the distance from the left shoulder to the right thigh, multiply the result by 2 and add 15 cm to a loose fit, cut the length, taking into account allowances for the seams, at least 2 cm on each side.
We bend the cut along the long sides by 1 cm, then again by 1 cm. If we make a side, then we form a drawstring. To do this, bend the side on which it will be located, 1 cm, and then 5 cm and stitch.
Stitch a piece of fabric along the long sides, bending the edges
Fold the canvas twice in length, then twice in width.
We fold a piece of fabric along the length and width
Set aside 7.5 cm from the corner at which the free ends are located, and put a point. We connect it to the lower edge of the fold by an arc, as shown in the figure. Cut the folded canvas in an arc. Expand it.
We form an arc on the free edge of the folded canvas
In the drawstring for the sides we insert a synthetic winterizer (2 segments of 30 cm), leaving 5 cm from each edge. This is the future side for the convenience of the baby. We fasten with seams on each side.
Arrangement of 2 segments of synthetic winterizer for a side of a sling pocket
We fold the canvas in half, combining the two arcs with the front sides, sew them, retreating from the edge of 1 cm. Turn the sling inside out and reapply the line along the arc, hiding sections of the fabric.
Sew a sling pocket along an arcuate slice
Lay the resulting fold to one side and sew to the main fabric.
Attach the fold formed after the seam to the main fabric
Sling is ready. Dress him over his head on his shoulder. The middle of the pocket (where the seam passes) should be located near the adult's hip and coincide with the line of the baby's spine. It remains to gently straighten the carrying fabric so that there are no wrinkles.
Do-it-yourself sling pocket ready-made
Sling - pocket can also be made without sewing, in haste. But this option is more suitable for single use at home than for going out, because the material stretches a lot and does not meet all the safety characteristics for a child.
For manufacturing, you will need only an ordinary large-size T-shirt, threads and scissors. We cut the lower part with a width of 55-60 cm, we process the cut line (if possible) with a seam in the hem or overlock. Carrying ready.
Mono sling pocket made from t-shirts
Do-it-yourself sling scarf
Do you want to make such a miracle with your own hands? It is not difficult to do this and as a result you will get an exclusive option, the color, shape and fabric of which you personally chose!
Before starting to needlework, let's find out what types of slings exist? Which of them can we make at home, and which ones should not be taken?
There are 4 main types:
Sling on the rings. Its prototype is an ordinary shawl or scarf. Such a method of carrying a child has long been practiced in many countries, for example, Africa, India, Thailand, Cambodia, and it still remains very popular. The design is very simple: a piece of fabric about 2 meters long and 60–70 cm wide, and rings are sewn from one end. The length is adjusted using the free edge of the fabric. This model has many obvious advantages: maneuverability, mobility, you can quickly seat and pull out a child, suitable for almost any age of the baby.
Standard sling scarf. This is a long canvas, most often from 3 to 5 meters in length and 45–70 in width. The length is selected individually, depending on your physique, height and how you will carry the child.
Universal size of the sling is 4.2–4.7, short - 2.7-3.7 m.
I would like to note that this type is the most popular and universal. It can also be worn from birth. There are also many ways to wear: there are options for wearing on one shoulder, there are two. In the second option, a comfortable distribution of weight occurs, and, consequently, the load on the mother’s spine is much less.
May Sling. This species comes from China. There is a great variety of them, but in content it is a rectangle with 4 straps, changed in one way or another. Learning to use such carriers is quite easy, but you need to consider that the material is not as flexible as the fabric and sometimes it does not adjust well to the structure of the child.
Backpack Sling. It is also a rectangle, like a May-Sling, the only difference is that it has a rigid belt that transfers the entire load from the back to the hips. This brings physical discomfort to many girls, so this type is not so popular.
The first two options are fabric, and it is them that you can make at home. Nlet's take it from the simplest.
Do-it-yourself sling from a scarf without sewing
This is the easiest way without any effort.
Perhaps you have a suitable stole, scarf or scarf at home - and you just did not think that it could be used in this way. If not, then you can find a fabric that is suitable in size and structure, then you do not need to sew, just overcast the edges. The only caveat is that the fabric should be quite long and suitable in quality.
Then you just need to tie a scarf around yourself so that it is convenient to carry the child.
How to sew a sling-scarf: we select materials and tools
Which material is best for sling?
The choice of fabric should be taken seriously. It is important that it be 100% natural material, elastic, and necessarily durable.
In the warmer months, it is better to choose something from cotton, viscose or linen. Silk and satin are not the best choice, as the fabric will constantly slip. For the winter, it is better to use warmer materials: fleece or wool (make sure that it is not pricked).
Important! Remember, sling is the same clothes, do not let the baby overheat.
The width of the elastic fabric is usually 50–55 cm, the heavier fabric - 70–75 cm (bend 3 cm).
Then choose a shape: rectangle, rhombus or oval.
It is advisable if the material is solid so that the seams do not interfere with the child
You can process the edges with an overlock or bend and sew a line.
How to make a sling with rings from a scarf
Now we begin to manufacture a more complex version.
- Prepare fabric 80 by 220 cm.
- Sew all sides with an overlock or hem a stitch.
- Next, take 2 rings. The optimum diameter is 60–70 mm, a little smaller and the fabric will not pass well, and too large rings will not provide proper grip.
- We pass one edge of the fabric through them, and fix it with several lines.
IMPORTANT! Be sure to check how reliable and strong the seams you got.
DIY baby sling scarf
For newborns, you can use even more plastic fabric, because the weight of the child is very small, and the fabric will not sag.
Stretch is a good base for a baby sling.
Everything is simple here. We need: a rectangular flap of fabric with a width of 60–75 cm, a length of 400 to 600 cm. We give a finished look at the edges using an overlock or seam bend. And our product is ready!
Mommy's Note: How to Wear a Sling Scarf
Remember that using this thing requires some skill and it is better to consult with specialists in advance.
Be sure to follow the basic rules:
- when the baby is correctly positioned in a sling, his head should be above the priests,
- with a vertical arrangement, the legs of the child should be located symmetrically, and the knees above the priest,
- Do not forget to check how the tiny passenger feels.
Now you can easily use such a convenient thing as a sling scarf, and, moreover, make it with your own hands.
The original version of the sling scarf
Some mothers prefer to choose an unusual sling scarf, which can be tied in several ways and it is convenient to place a child of different ages and at any time of the year in it. This option is recommended for newborns. Yes, and a scarf is simply sewn - no skills are needed.
Depending on the season, we choose a fabric that should not be too rigid and too elastic. For summer, it is better to take tight knitwear, chintz, calico, and winter ones are sewn from thin but dense wool, velveteen or denim.
A scarf can take several forms - your choice. The classic rectangle, the easiest option, is suitable even for those who have never picked up a needle. A sling-scarf in the form of a parallelogram with ends truncated in different directions is most convenient to tie. The oval-shaped model will require mandatory edge processing on the overlock to avoid shaggy fabric. "Spindle" is suitable when choosing a dense fabric, when when knotted, the knot turns out to be too voluminous.
We cut out the flap from which we will make the sling. The width of the flap depends on the elasticity of the tissue: for stretching fabrics it will be from forty-five to fifty-five centimeters, for less elastic tissue - from sixty to seventy centimeters. The length of the future sling is determined by the size: for women up to the forty-fourth size of clothing, a sling from four to four and a half meters long is suitable, larger ladies will need from four and a half to five and a half meters of fabric. The shape of the pattern can be strictly rectangular, with rounded, beveled or narrowed ends, the shape of the ends plays a more aesthetic role and does not have fundamental differences.
Having cut the flap, we process the edges of the future sling, tucking them along the entire length and width of the pattern and stitching on a typewriter. You can also process the edges on the overlock, however this method is less practical, since the overcast edge can cling to clothes, bag or jewelry. For fabrics that, at first glance, do not require processing, this step is still better not to skip: the tucked edge will make the sling more durable and pleasant to use. And at the end of the work, you can sew a pocket on it or just a bright mark to make it easier to find the middle.
Try to use a one-piece flap of fabric for a sling scarf. The transverse seam will press on the back of the baby or mom on the shoulders.
Why should mom sew a sling with her own hands?
But why should mom sew a sling with her own hands, if the stores offer a fairly wide selection of ready-made brothers of Garner’s invention?
Firstly,in the sling that you will make yourself, you will put all your tenderness, all love for his little passenger. Psychologists are sure that the baby will feel much more comfortable in him than in the purchased one.
Secondly, you are given complete freedom to choose fabrics and supplies for the sling.
Thirdly,It is much more profitable to sew a sling with your own hand in material terms than to purchase it in a finished form.
Well, have you decided? Then, for starters, a little theory.
A baby in a sling can travel both in front of her mother and behind her
What is a sling?
Sling or babisling (from English sling - sling) is also called a patchwork holder. This is a baby carrier.
Fabric slings are made with the use of additional accessories. They are designed so that when moving a mother with a baby, her hands remain free.
The main advantage of the sling over the kangaroo is that in it the child is in a natural, physiological pose both lying and in a sitting position. Therefore, in slings, unlike kangaroos, mothers can carry babies from their very birth.
It is very convenient to breast-feed a baby in a sling. Especially when you and the baby are out of the house. This property is appreciated by many nursing mothers. After all, it allows them to be more mobile and sociable.
When moving with a baby in a sling, mom’s hands remain free, which is very convenient
Who is suitable, who is not?
But, despite the fact that the sling is a convenient and ergonomic device, it is suitable, not for everyone.
Sling is right for you if you:
- prefer everything new and creative,
- value your time and comfort
- live in a high-rise building
- you’re in places where the stroller will not pass,
- Do you like to travel.
Sling is not suitable for you if:
- you have spinal problems
- prolonged weight bearing is contraindicated for you.
The last two points have nothing to do with you? Then let's move from theory to practice!
Sling is suitable for fashionable, active, active mothers. Loving to travel and chat with people
Choosing a Sling Fabric
The first requirement for the fabric from which you will sew the sling: it must be 100% natural. And also - dense and elastic. Better double-sided, so that the folds of the sling have the best appearance.
What fabric is better to use to sew a sling with your own hands?
- Knitwear with interlock weaving.
- Plain weave material.
As for the colors, then the choice is only yours. The main thing is that the sling pleases you and your baby, be unique and original.
To make a sling with your own hands, select a fabric that is dense, elastic and, necessarily, natural
What else do you need to know when getting started? If you decide to tinker with a sling with rings, purchase metal rings with a diameter of 7-8 cm in the department of accessories of a fabric store.
If your goal is a sling-may, do not forget to buy a synthetic winterizer for straps. And choose the thread in accordance with the thickness of the fabric from which you will sew your product.
An important point. Before proceeding with the cutting of the details of the sling, the fabric from which you are going to sew it should be washed so that it shrinks.
Sling a scarf is easy to sew, but you still need to learn how to wrap it
The main advantage of a sling-scarf is that by varying its winding options, you can distribute the load on your back and shoulders in a way that suits you.
In order to sew a sling-scarf, you will need a spool of thread and a piece of fabric 3-6 m long and 45-70 cm wide. Better - wider and longer. Winding a long sling will be more convenient for you, and the baby, growing up, takes up more and more space in it.
You can also be guided in what position you will carry the child.
- “Cradle” (from birth) and “on the thigh” (from 6 months) - 2.5-3 meters of tissue is enough.
- The same position, but with a tissue distribution over 2 shoulders - 3.5-4 m.
- Universal sling scarf with the ability to carry the baby from birth to 3 years in any position - 4.5-6 m.
It is very important to correctly calculate the size of the sling scarf. They must correspond to the position of the child, his age and body features of the mother
Do not forget that the length of the sling-scarf depends on the features of your figure. The larger the mom, the sling should be longer. And mothers of fragile physique have absolutely no need to wear extra centimeters of fabric on themselves, and, especially, pay extra for them.
To determine what length suits you, to the size of the clothes that you wear, add zero to the right. And you get the optimal length of the sling. You have 46 sizes, you need to buy 460 cm or 4.6 m of fabric for sling. Owners of 52 size need to sew a sling 5 m 20 cm long.
Having decided on the size of the fabric rectangle for the slig-scarf, make the necessary measurements and cut it. Then process the edges (if it is not the edge) with an overlock or a seam in the hem with a closed cut. All. Your sling scarf is ready.
The sling with rings is worn on one shoulder, in contrast to the sling of the scarf, which provides the ability to evenly distribute the load on both shoulders
Sling with rings is quite easy to put on, remove and adjust. But when carrying a child in it, the entire load falls on one shoulder. Therefore, it is convenient to use it only for carrying babies up to a year.
Sling with rings can be made using stitches for fastening rings, or without sewing
You will need a fabric of 220x80 cm, a spool of thread matching the tone, and 2 metal rings with a diameter of 60 to 80 mm.
- Measure the required length and width of the fabric and cut a rectangle.
Sling with rings: pattern
- Work the edges with an overlock or seam in the hem with a closed cut.
- Pass one end of the fabric into both rings and secure it with a few lines.
- Throw the sling over your shoulder.
- Insert the other end of the fabric into the rings.
- Then thread it back in the same ring.
- Adjust the sling using the rings.
Video “How to make a sling on rings without sewing on rings?”
But sling may, unlike sling with rings, is more suitable for children from 6 months and older. Since the child in it is sitting.
May is very similar in design to a kangaroo. But in it the baby is in a more comfortable position. The legs of the crumbs are divorced, and he, as it were, embraces their mother. Что служит хорошей профилактикой дисплазии бедренных суставов у грудничков.
Что вам потребуется для того, чтобы сшить слинг-май своими руками? Ткань по вашему выбору – 210 см, нитки в тон ткани – 1 катушка, синтепон (шириной 150 см) – 16 см.
Так выглядит слинг-май, изготовленный своими руками
- Выкройте детали слинга. Не забудьте сделать припуски на швы (1,5 см будет вполне достаточно). Спинка – 2 шт. Нижняя лямка – 1 шт. длиной 163 см. Upper straps - 2 pcs. 210 cm long.
- Cut out also the inserts in the upper straps from sintepon - 2 parts 140x8 cm in size.
- Now proceed directly to sewing. First, grind the upper straps, folding each along the wrong side out.
- Turn out the top straps and iron.
- Insert stripes of padding polyester in them and every 15 cm quilted with transverse lines from the edge to the middle of the straps.
- Stitch the waist strap along the wrong side, twist and iron with an iron.
- Bend the edges of all the straps inward and fasten with a stitch.
- Fold the back details outwards, inserting the ends of the upper straps between them (in the upper corners) so that they intersect in the center.
- Pin the straps with pins.
- Stitch the parts along the edge, turn the finished back out and iron it.
- In it you, as well as in the upper straps, can lay a synthetic winterizer and quilting it.
- Insert the lower strap into the bottom of the sling, pin it with pins and lay a line around the perimeter of your product.
- Then, to grab the edge of the waist strap, lay a line across the sling at a distance of 7.5 cm from the bottom.
- Take out the pins.
- Iron the product, avoiding getting the iron into the places where the synthetic winterizer is laid, otherwise it will become stiff.
- My sling is ready. Use for health!
Video “How to make a sling may yourself?” Part 2
As you can see, any of the slings is quite possible to sew with your own hands. Even if you are not particularly friends with a needle and thread. The knowledge gained in labor lessons at school, any young mother will be quite enough to cope with this task. The main desire. Turn on the fantasy. Design, model, decorate slings to your taste, craft them to match your favorite outfits. This is another reason for you, as a mother and as a woman, to look fashionable, look stylish, look unique ...