DIY Farmhouse Baby Ring Sling | Raising A Farmhouse

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

DIY Farmhouse Baby Ring Sling

So I did a thing... I made a baby ring sling...
I ordered a couple of cute ones, but since they were handmade they aren't going to ship till around the beginning of August. Well, that just wasn't cutting it... I need to be hands free and like now...
So I got my sewing machine out and decided to make my own.
I then discovered that some how my sewing machine broke and after several hours of jacking around with it, sweating my makeup off, and nearly throwing it through the window, my husband came in and fixed it in five minutes... go figure...

But the point is, I got it made and now I can wear this handsome little devil
 whilst doing whatever I want...Almost...

I looked up several tutorials and there are some good ones on how to show you how to sew them...I want to be clear, I'm a crappy sewer, this isn't really to show you how to sew.. my stitches are super atrocious... I wanted to show you more how to assemble it and loop it.
There's a lot of written instructions on the interwebs, but hardly any good pictures, and if you're like me... I'm super visual...I just couldn't wrap my mind around how to loop it with just words...
 so I hope this little tutorial can help someone like me out there.

First things First...

 You are going to pick out your material,
I did a thin lightweight chambray looking material.
I bought 3 1/2 yards, but you only need 2 1/2 yards for your sling.



Fold the fabric in half length ways and cut it. You only need it to be between 27"-30" wide.. you should have enough to make two slings if you want.

So take your fabric and thread it through both rings.
I got my rings here



Next you will fold the fabric over and sew. I folded mine down maybe 8-10".
I pleated the fabric with pens and then did three rows of stitches.
My stitching is rough... like I said I am no seamstress, but its holding and it's strong.
This is the inside.

And here is the outside.
Next place the outside stitched side with the rings facing down over your shoulder...

Wrap the fabric across your back and bring up and pull through both rings.

Spread rings apart.
And take fabric and loop over the top ring.

And under the bottom ring. Just like a belt loop buckle.

Then pull to tighten.

Adjust how needed to get it ready to place baby in.

Place baby inside and then pull the fabric tail to adjust as needed.
And...ta-da.... you know have a perfectly imperfect DIY Ring Sling.
It's not the prettiest, but he doesn't seem to mind as you can see...
he just wants to be close to mommy;)

If you feel like this may be too much to conquer,
I have listed some baby rings slings for purchase.


I would like to get my sewing skills honed down so I could make some of these and list in my Etsy .
I think there is a shortage of super cute farmhouse style slings.
So who knows, maybe a future business venture:)
I have a feeling I will have a lot of practice time in the future
;)




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