I’ve been dreaming of a Moby wrap for a while. They sell them at Target, but I’m not really into spending that much money on 5 yards of fabric. I haven’t ever worn a Moby wrap, but I know it’s made of a stretchy knit fabric. A few weeks back, for earth day, Nature’s Fabric was having a sale on their fabric. I bought 5 yards of a bamboo jersey material. It’s very stretchy width-wise, but not so much length-wise. I would probably recommend something stretchy both ways…and also thicker if you are wrapping a larger baby.
Luckily Little Bit weighs very little. She’s about the size of a 12 month old…even though she is older…so I think this works just fine.
All I did to create my knockoff Moby is fold it in half and cut it straight down the middle…this gives you two wraps. I think my total for the 5 yards was $28. So I got two wraps for less than $15 a piece. I was thinking I could keep one the natural cream color and then dye or even tie-dye the other one for Jeff…or give it as a gift. I think these would make an excellent baby shower gift.
To make mine more durable, I folded it in half and added a duck cloth fabric to the middle of my wrap (the part that supports the baby), in a nice chevron in gray and cream. I just cut it the width of the bamboo fabric and just eyeballed the other measurement. I sewed my duck cloth’s edges all the way around and then sewed it on the stretchy bamboo. (I didn’t want to cut out a section of the bamboo, because I felt it would take away from the integrity of the cloth).
Front of the wrap
Want to make your own wrap, but not sure how to wrap it? Here’s a youtube video. A quick google search will show you tons of ideas for newborns, to toddlers, to 4 year olds.