Need a baby sling pattern? If you want to sew your own sling type baby carrier, but don’t know where to start, I can help. And if you are concerned that your home sewn sling will not meet safety standards, don’t be. There are a few good places online that offer both a baby sling pattern and parts. Let me tell you about them.
Here’s where to find The Perfect Baby Sling Pattern and Parts!
It’s key that the “rings” on a ring style sling carrier are truly made for this purpose, and can hold the weight of a child. They should be welded steel or solid construction. The only supplier for that is SlingRings.com. They have a terrific range of color choices for whatever your project might be; their rings come in aluminum or nylon.
If it’s a pattern you want, a real paper baby sling pattern you can hold and cut out, not just internet instructions, then it’s ElizabethLee.com! Elizabeth Lee is a company that specializes in nursing clothing patterns for breastfeeding mothers. Now there’s a niche market!
The baby sling pattern comes with a dolly sling pattern. This is cute if you have an older child that wants to carry her doll. It also has some additional accessories.
The folks at SlingRings have a page on their site listing more sources for sewing information and baby sling patterns.
I’ve sewn two slings — one just to try it, that one came out to be way too large! We called that one the giant sling and I think my daughter could still fit in it at 5. The second one I made to wear to a wedding shower.
I had a wedding shower to attend when I had a little one who was just a couple of months old. To go to the shower, I had to take the baby. And I wasn’t fitting back into my party clothes yet either. What to do?
I decided that no one was going to look at me anyway, they’d all be looking at the baby, so I should just get a fabulous sling!
There were some great choices online in the fancy sling department, but wow, the prices were fancy too, and I was running out of time.
So I found a nice embroidered fabric at the fabric store, found the instructions for a baby sling pattern online, and whipped up my party sling. To make it really over the top, I even added a beaded fringe to the tail!
It was a success and got lots of compliments at the party, as did the baby.