Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Newest Project

So if you don't know me well or don't know my family... I like crafts, I like to make things. Devin even said as part of our vows that I was crafty. My newest project is making a baby sling. I have been doing some research on these things and I found a pattern the other day at Joann's and thought 'what the heck'. It's got to be cheaper than buying one. I got the pattern for ~$10 (40% off of $15 and I didn't even have to use my coupon).

Here is the pattern:

I have been thinking about what fabrics would be the best and decided on t-shirt material, soft, durable, lightweight, and has a little stretch. Instead of buying fabric at Joann's at $7.99/yard (the pattern calls for 1.5 yards, though I could use my coupon on this), I ventured to Ross Dress for Less and found twin sheets in Jersey Knit for $9.99. Can't beat that.

I will probably be able to make more than one. I got a pretty light turquoise color (one of my favorite colors and gender neutral). I might give one away on the blog if it turns out good. See that's the thing with home made crafts: 1) you can never be sure how they are going to turn out, and 2) projects are usually more fun to start than finish (as evidenced by the multiple partially completed projects in our den). Someday soon, I'll start making it and I have 203 days to finish. I'll keep you posted.


  1. My friend Tamara makes these too. She has a link from her site to a sling making site. Check "The Fladungs" blog on mine.

  2. Oh I am excited to hear about this!! I hope it turns out terrific.