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I had just finished making my two neutral color slings this week and I went out and spent more money to make two more slings (I had accidentally ordered 4 pairs of rings from the sling ring website). DH wasn't happy that I've spent $100 so far on sling stuff so I decided to sell two (at cost because I'm using a pattern off of Jan Andrea's website and she was kind enough to answer my questions while making my first sling).
DH and I thought I'd have a hard time hawking them but both of the ones I want to sell got snapped up! And one isn't even sewn yet! Yay!
I'm a little nervous about handing them out to friends because I am terrified that maybe a seam will burst or something and their baby will fall out. I'm printing out the safety and awareness doc that Jan Andrea provides to give to them and will warn them to check the seams on the rings each time before wearing. I wore my 30+lb toddler around the house today and didn't feel/hear any unhappy noises from the fabric so hopefully that means I made them strong enough.
OH! In case anyone is interested in seeing them, these are the materials (with their backing because I like how it looks) I will be using to make my reusable wipes:
I can sew but dont have a sewing machine and I dont trust my sewing by hand to be sturdy enough to support a baby or I would totally make a sling....they can be expensive to buy! And i totally love the blue rings with the blue/gray material
2 slings will be enough, you can pick the one that best matches your outfit and also have a spare for when (not if ) one gets food/spitup/massive random spill on it! They are pretty easy to wash, but then air drying can take awhile.
Awesome!!! I don't bother air drying most of my babywearing things. Everything I have is either 100% cotton or a cotton/linen blend and I know those will survive the dryer. I noticed you have multiple lines of stitching holding the rings onto the fabric, and that's really the only weak point of a ring sling. You should be fine!!
(If I were you, I'd get some athletic mesh and make on you can wear in the water too...hehe.)
Honestly, I'm going to wait a few months and do just that LOL. I know we're going to be taking Alex to the water park a LOT this year so it really would come in handy
The goods news too about my slings is that they're all 2.5 yards so if the seams DO begin to come out they can just pop the seams and turn them into a "sewless" ring sling (which requires a different way of threading them through the rings).
'Scuse the bad typing, please. 'Breast is Best' but not when browsing the internet!