Fabric for baby sling

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Fabric for baby sling

Post: #251175 Pumpkin&Piglet
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:02 pm

I'd like a moby sling but they're quite expensive and the fabric in my local shop to make it is almost as expensive.

Looking online I can gather they're made from stretch cotton or cotton jersey (possibly the same thing?).

Can anyone shed some light on exactly what I'm looking for and a cheap place to find it. I'm worried if I get the wrong stuff it might not be strong enough and could be unsafe for my baby.

I have found this - is it any good?
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 500wt_1204

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Re: Fabric for baby sling

Post: #251176 Pumpkin&Piglet
Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:03 pm

Or

Has anyone got a moby sling they would like to give me free of charge?!?!?!

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Re: Fabric for baby sling

Post: #251199 demi
Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:45 pm

the cheapest iv found is on amazon, here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_nos ... ton+fabric

from £2.99/ meter

remember if you buy 5m length of fabric you cut it length ways into 2-3 strips, depending on how wide it is, which makes you 2 or 3 wraps instead of just 1 if you were to buy a moby wrap.
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Re: Fabric for baby sling

Post: #253737 welshmum
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:47 pm

I have made a moby from stretch jersey. I paid 2.49 per meter from the range. The only drawback was the only pattern they had was leopard print... I have finally had to stop using and swap for a mei tei.

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Re: Fabric for baby sling

Post: #253780 Pumpkin&Piglet
Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:53 pm

There was a moby sling on ebay so I bought it. Ended up paying £30 incl. p+p - I just didn't know enough about the material to guarantee it was safe to put my baby in.

This sounds a bit silly - even to me - but if I'm going to worry about it all the time, it was worth spending that little bit extra.

Thanks for all the help though.

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Re: Fabric for baby sling

Post: #253831 Helsbells
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:44 am

I was going to suggest ebay, that is where I will be buying mine from.

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Re: Fabric for baby sling

Post: #253835 fifi folle
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:16 am

you can also look on natural mamas fsot or there's a fb group - slings and things fseot and advice. I've bought both a woven wrap and a carrier from NMs.


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