How Do You Make A Pouch Sling?
Discover the benefits of carrying your baby on your body by making your own pouch sling. Use this pattern to make a simple, inexpensive pouch sling that will allow you to bond with your child while leaving your hands free. Step 1 Select the fabrics for your sling and its lining. Make sure the fabric you choose for the sling is strong. The decorator fabrics found on large rolls in your local fabric store can be good choices. The lining fabric should be soft, as it will contact your baby’s skin. Step 2 Measure from the top of one of your shoulders to the top of the opposite hip. This is your shoulder-to-hip measurement. Step 3 Cut the sling shell and lining fabrics into 22-by-72 inch rectangles. Step 4 Fold the sling shell fabric in half lengthwise (wrong sides together) so that you have a 22-by-36 inch rectangle. Lay the fabric down in front of you with the long edge laying horizontally and the folded edge on the left. Take the bottom edge of the fabric and fold it up to the top edge so