a slightly crunchy momma
Yippee! You'll have to show progress pics & your finished creation. I can't wait to see! And I love that little hand. Are you getting lots of help? :)
Oh she is *fascinated* by the sewing machine, since she had never seen it before! We tap on all the buttons and press the reverse button. We have to take turns, she insists!While she is certainly impeding progress, she is enjoying the exploration.
Mikko loves pressing the pedal for me — usually with a train or truck helping him. :) It definitely slows things down, but how can I resist?
How fun. I'm thinking this will be my next project. What pattern are you using? This is the pattern I found that I like the most http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/mei-tai-carrier.html but I'm not sure if it's the one I'll use. Still doing my research. :) Good luck and I look forward to seeing the finished project!
Wow, that one looks harder than the one I'm doing, but SO cool with the interchangeable squares! I see there is a link at the bottom to Jan Andrea. The pattern I'm using is from her site, too. It is the Ball Baby Overall Mei Tai. Jan describes it thusly, "wide straps, simple construction -- probably the best beginner pattern." So... that is where I'm starting. :-)I got some green fabric from my mom's closet, but we're not sure of the weight, so I'm doubling it. If it works well (or almost well), I might purchase some fabric for another. I would like to make a matching Mei Tai for Sasha's doll, though she probably won't wear it too soon.
I've made a good few mei tais for myself, and always make mei tais for new moms too. You can see the doll mei tai I made for my Sasha in my natural parenting carnival post this month :). Sewing mei tais is a lot of fun, but rather addictive – just warning you! :)
Thanks for commenting! I don't think I had the right fabric so my mother suggested doubling some of it. It made it a little tougher to sew, I think. More specifically, the entire thing seems a little stiff. I still like it, but I think something softer would be an improvement. I'd love to buy one made by a more experienced mother, but I just can't justify the expense.
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