First lay out your supplies. There are some missing photos of the supplies but easy to assemble these. All dimensions below are raw dimensions unless specified.
- (2) shoulder straps 10" tall (8" finished) X at least 37" long. If you want to know exactly how long you will need your straps (I am a larger woman than Heidi so I wanted to make sure mine were long enough) measure from your shoulder blade over your shoulder and under your arm to that same point and double it. My measurement is 42" plus add to that a 5" seam allowance for the part of the strap that stays inside the carrier body. (photo later) So I cut my straps 10" X 47". Hem both long edges and one short edge, the other short edge can be left raw as it will be hidden inside the body of the carrier.
- (1) waist strap 10" tall (8" finished) X your waist measurement. Mine is 40". Hem both long edges and one short edge, the other short edge can be left raw as it will be hidden inside the body of the carrier.
- (3) straps for the rings 10" X 7"
- 3 sets of small rings from Slingrings.com
- (1) beautiful woven wrap or 100% cotton tablecloth!
Now that you have all the pieces collected, let's start assembling! We will start with the 3 straps for the rings.
|3 sets of small slingrings|
|Fold one side over (about in thirds) then for the right side, see how I fold the raw edge of the yellow over? That is going to seal in the raw edge.|
|Then fold the right side over the left side, pin, and press.|
|Stitch along the fold to seal it all together. The short edges can be left raw, they will be inside the carrier body.|
|Put 1 set of rings on each sewn strip. Fold in half around the rings with the seam toward the inside and pin together.|
|Close up of a couple X-boxes.|
|Here is an opening I left for the waist strap.|
|Here is an opening I left for a side ring strap.|
|Top stitch around the whole carrier, folding under all the raw edges of the strap/ring pieces openings. I'll add some action shots as well!|
Thank you, Heidi, I can't wait to get started as soon as my rings get here! I will post my finished product, friends, please feel free to post yours! As always take extra care when sewing your carriers, you will be carrying precious cargo and I take no responsibility for anyone's stitching but my own! Happy sewing!