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Babywearing- DIY Moby Wrap


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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).

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Front of the wrap

Moby Wrap 008Side view.  I left my edges raw on the bamboo.  It doesn’t seem to unravel…it just came a little frayed.

Moby Wrap 026Back view.

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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.


Author: Jeff & Meg

This is a story of two lovebirds who got in a little over their heads, or at times it feels that way, remodeling a little home built in the 1940's. Our journey has bumps and twists, ups and downs, but we wouldn't have it any other way! Please join us and our two poodles as we flip this old house and work towards the adoption of our first child!

3 thoughts on “Babywearing- DIY Moby Wrap

  1. your so creative and talented!! 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for this simple tutorial of inspiration. I completed my knock-off Moby this evening and LOVE it! You rock!

  3. Thank you! I’m not wrapping with a stretchy wrap much these days, because I prefer back carries. You can make your own woven wrap with 6 yards of osnaburg (near muslin in hobby lobby), or 100% linen. I get mine from “the fabric store” online! Congrats on your new wrap! babywearing is the best!

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