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I am plus sized and have a sleepy wrap and LOVE it. That will be the first carrier this LO will be in. I know other fluffy mothers who also love their stretchy wraps. Wrapping takes a little practice, but once you get it down, it's second nature!
As far as material goes, I know other mothers who have made wraps out of the jersey material at JoAnn's because they wanted a stretchy wrap as opposed to gauze.
Thank you GraysMama for my gorgeous siggy!
You can also do a woven/jersey combo and buy half as much fabric. You might even have something on hand that would work for the woven component. Any strong woven fabric will do. Honestly, you pay as much for the 5 yards of material you need (unless you find a killer deal) as you would for a moby wrap. It will make you 2 wraps, which is an advantage. But then you have to sew it! lol Using a serger works really much better with stretchy fabric so your seams don't burst as the fabric stretches. If you do use a regular machine, be sure to have some zig zag to your seam to allow it room to move. You can turn your edges under if you prefer the look, but again a straight stitch will not last.
I've made stretchy and linen wraps. If you use a jersey material you don't HAVE to sew it as the cut edges curl and don't fray. I wouldn't recommend making a ring sling unless you are a very experienced sewer to make sure it is sturdy. If you do go the ring route make sure it is with rings made for baby wearing specifically. You can get some great deals on rings on swap shops (JM has a mommy swap shop on FB) and other baby wearing sites.. diaperswappers.com etc. Once baby gets too big for the stretchy wraps you can always line them or add a thicker panel to provide more structure. There are also a few people who make them for you! Mei Tei's are awesome too if you want the cozy carrier but not as much wrapping