After I had Ellie, I desperately needed something to help me get things done during the day. I simply couldn’t do the dishes, laundry, or brush my teeth while snuggling with my little munchkin. I needed more hands! And then I found the Moby Wrap. Quick fix to my solution, I still get to snuggle and hold E, but have both of my hands free! I just couldn’t bring myself to fork over the $50+ for a piece of fabric. So after some googling and pinteresting, I made my own, for half the price! It was so quick and easy, I thought I would share it with you!
-2.5 yards of stretchy knit fabric, 46” wide (make sure it stretches all four ways) I bought mine at Joann’s and used a 40% off coupon, making my total purchase $20. Not too shabby.
-Thread (it doesn’t matter if it matches, you won’t see it at all :)
Step 1: Layout fabric and cut lengthwise (or hot dog style!) right down the middle to make 2 pieces that are 23” wide. Make sure both sides are even.
Step 2: Lay out both your pieces so they make one long piece. And by long, I mean super long. (It will be 5 yards long and 23” wide) Sew together. (I don’t have a serger, so I just sewed straight across, then zig-zag stitched.)
Step 3: Now you will want to trim your ends. It will make your fabric more manageable when tying. I think I started about 20” from the end, and cut up from there. To make both sides even, I folded over the fabric and cut at the same time. My ends are far from perfect, but it works.
And that’s it! Seriously, it’s that easy. Tying it is a little tricky, but look here, here, or here for a few tutorials on how to tie it. Make sure that when you wrap it, the stitching is underneath, so you don’t see it. After a few times, I got the hang of it. Now I use it wherever I go! E loves it!
(Just ignore both of our nap hair :)
*Don’t want to sew?? You can also make this wrap using 5 yards of fabric. Lay it out, and cut in half lengthwise. Trim ends and you have two wraps and didn’t have to sew a thing! If you have a serger, you can serge all the sides. This type of fabric won’t fray, so no worries if you don’t!