Have you made your own baby carrier? Share a picture here and tell us about it!
My only attempt at DIY. I have zero sewing skills, so this DIY wrap is cotton gauze wrap "hemmed" with stitch witchery.
By the time I made this, Aiden was starting to get too big for it (cotton gauze is great for small babies, but not for 20 pounders!), so I started folding it in half and tying it in a rebozo.
This is the first carrier I made. I had never actually seen a mai tai carrier IRL and didn't have a pattern or tutorial. I based it soley on picture I could find of mai tai carriers online. It functioned, but my mistake was using stretchy fabric so it only works with tiny babies.
Here is the second mai tai carrier I made. This one is made with 100% cotton and I used a tutorial I found online to make it. It works great and is great for bigger babies.
DD when I first made it.
DD more recently.
Here is the ring sling I made. I plan to make more soon.
Anna, you have some mad skillz to make a carrier without a pattern and just a picture! And it turned out great!
I made a ring sling, but I don't think I have any pictures of it.
Mei tai I made for me (modeling with stuffing while pregnant):
Mei tai I made for DH:
Moby-type wrap I made for DH:
Moby-type wrap I made for me:
Unfortunately my DD hated being carried upright, and we found the Moby-type wraps way too annoying (especially since after all that wrapping, she'd only put up with it for about five minutes anyway), so most of these got hardly any use. DH's mei tai was okay once she was old enough to not hate being carried upright, but by then we had better, more comfortable options, so we only used it a few times. Oh, well...maybe I can repurpose them, or pass them along. They were fun to make, anyway!
Absolutely beautiful carriers Leigh! The taco stretchy is funny - never seen one quite like it before!