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October 10th, 2009, 09:39 PM
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I bought rayon/polyester fabric to make a moby wrap. It is 5 1/2 yards long and 60 inches wide. It only needs to be 24 inches wide, so I cut it in half.

Now I have two wraps... would anyone like the other half of the fabric for $20 (includes shipping)? It was $12 a yard, so a great deal if you are in the market for rayon/polyester.

Let me know!
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October 10th, 2009, 11:20 PM
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LOL I just went and bought fabric yesterday for the same thing! I got more of a jersey type fabric because I read that that's the best to keep it from fraying where you cut. I got lucky and found it onsale at Joann Fabrics for $3.99 a yard.
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October 11th, 2009, 05:56 AM
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3.99? I'm jealous!! lol I paid 5.99 but it's still waaaay cheaper than buying a moby wrap. I think I'm just going to keep both so I have one for washing, one for wearing...

I got a boring grey color so hubby would use it too, maybe I'll embellish it....
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October 11th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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I love mine! I have yet to wear it, of course, but oh my gosh! The material feels like silk! I am so glad that I got it because I have a ring sling, but I wanted something to use during the newborn stage.

After the material and all, I paid about what I would have paid for a brand new moby wrap, but I kind of got a "two-for".
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October 11th, 2009, 08:57 AM
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I would just keep the other one. Like CriscoNinja said then you have one for washing and one for wearing. That's what I'm planning to do. That way if one gets dirty I have a backup.
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October 11th, 2009, 12:54 PM
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I have 2 mobys... one for the house and one for the van.... and we are happily snugged in one now!

I so wished I had found a moby LONG ago with all my other kids!

Thats awesome you made your own!
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October 11th, 2009, 02:15 PM
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Yeah.. maybe I'll just keep it.

Quick question though. How wide is your moby? I know that it says a real moby is 24 inches wide and mine is 30 inches, but i'm curious if I should cut off the extra 6 inches or if it isn't worth the trouble.
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October 11th, 2009, 08:39 PM
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I just bought fabric for a moby wrap today.
I also have this wrap Baby Carrier By Sleepy Wrap | Destination Maternity
its cheaper then a Moby but similar
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October 11th, 2009, 08:50 PM
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man I want a moby so bad I have the snugli front carrier and the peanut shell, which I used for the 1sttime yesterday.. I wish I could find some nice slings/wraps around here in the stores as I cannot make any purchases online
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October 11th, 2009, 09:11 PM
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Yeah.. maybe I'll just keep it.

Quick question though. How wide is your moby? I know that it says a real moby is 24 inches wide and mine is 30 inches, but i'm curious if I should cut off the extra 6 inches or if it isn't worth the trouble.

mine are 30 inches too, i'm not too worried about it. I think I'll leave it rather than trust my cutting straight skills!
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October 11th, 2009, 09:18 PM
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man I want a moby so bad I have the snugli front carrier and the peanut shell, which I used for the 1sttime yesterday.. I wish I could find some nice slings/wraps around here in the stores as I cannot make any purchases online

A moby is just one large piece of fabric... so all you really need is around 5 yds of fabric... I got jersey knit so I don't have to worry about the ends fraying... I just have to cut it and wa-lah! So I found fabric at Joann's (which it's on sale right now for 3.99 a yard I believe - the jersey knit I mean) . I paid 5.99 a yrd so 6*5= 30 bucks for two mobys!!

Here's directions if you're interested:

Make a Wrap -- I chose to cut mine just in half instead of thirds, so mine are 30" wide.

here's a video on how to tie it
moby wrap - Google Videos




OR you can just buy one at Target I guess... lol Moby Wrap Baby Carrier- Pink : Target

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October 12th, 2009, 07:44 AM
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I cannot sew nor cut nice and straight so for me buying a moby was the only option LOL

how do you all get the ends somewhat thin and rounded??
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