This pattern includes adjustable pouch with curved seam, non-adjustable pouch, ring sling with optional pocket in the tail and ideas for embellishments, and a mei tai/meh dai). This pattern was originally published by me as a pdf. You can dowload the pdf from my DIY page.
Need any help or want to show off your creations? Join my Facebook chatter group here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1374361185941904/
Child Sized Pouch With Curved Seam
Material needed –toddler 43cm x 89cm
- preschooler 43cm x 101.5cm
- primary schooler 43cm x 112cm
For a narrower width pouch suitable for small dolls only - cut to a 35.5cm width
For a pouch that will fit your child exactly, measure your child from the edge of their shoulder to the outside edge of their hip. Double this measurement and add 10cm. Add a few inches to this to allow for growth if desired.
I am very interested in upcycling and I have some wraps I no longer use since my youngest rarely wants up now and if he does I always use a carrier. The wraps are still useful and beautiful fabric and has lots of memories too so why not reuse them to create something beautiful I can use? I have been experimenting with some skirt patterns. The wrap fabric is harder to sew than regular woven fabric (because of the diagonal stretch which makes them so nice for babywearing) so I have had mixed results so far. I have experimented with a wrap skirt and an A-line bias skirt.
The wrap skirt is a half circle skirt so it is nice and twirly! The skirt I made was lined and I think this helped to make the skirt drape really well and made the skirt reversible - bonus! Since I used a medium weight rayon for the lining though it made the skirt quite warm. It would be great for winter. I wanted to wear this in summer though and as the lining didn't match quite as well as I though it would I decided to remove it. I think in the future I will only use a lightweight fabric for lining (or no lining) unless I am specifically making a skirt for winter.
Wrap skirts would work well with a light to medium weight wrap which drapes well. A heavier wrap would probably work better as an A line or perhaps as a less full wrap skirt. This wrap skirt also used up a lot of wrap since woven baby wraps are narrower than store bought fabric - slightly more than 4.2m so I think I size 5 would work best for this kind of wrap skirt. There would be a lot of small scrap pieces left over too to do something fun with.
I love to sew. I have five curious and active kids who keep me busy!