DIY moby wrap

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!

Cheap DIY Moby Wrap

Supplies needed:
-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.
-Sewing scissors
-Ruler
-Sewing Machine
-Thread (it doesn’t matter if it matches, you won’t see it at all :)

DIY Moby Wrap Tutorial

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.

DIY Moby Wrap Tutorial

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.)

DIY Moby Wrap Tutorial

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.

DIY Moby Wrap Tutorial

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 :)

DIY Cheap Moby Wrap Tutorial

*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!