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    Moby wrap

    Oh I hope someone knows about these things. My granddaughter in law wants a Moby Wrap for baby wearing! Since this is my first great, I want to make whatever she wants. I purchased some knit , as per Pinterest, but wonder if I can seam it so I don’t need 5.5 yards!
    If you have made one, do you have any suggests? TIA

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    I've never heard of a Moby Wrap...can you explain please? or post a picture of one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
    I've never heard of a Moby Wrap...can you explain please? or post a picture of one.
    here are images of Moby Wrap https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.hkc1GNoZvxo
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    I looked at the link to Moby wraps and sometimes it just pays to purchase an item instead of making it. What about a beautiful baby quilt or burp cloths for baby instead? No limit to the cute things a baby would need.

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    the amount sounds about right. It has to go up and around her neck and body plus hold the baby and it has a twist in it.

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    I made one for a co-worker's daughter once. After reading all about them I found out that linen makes the best one. They say not to use a "stretchy" fabric as it stretches too much when baby is in it. But I'm not sure about that. Seems like they come in all different sorts of fabrics. I don't know how much she used it but it was something that she really wanted. It's the one & only thing I've ever made that I got paid for. It did take a lot of yardage.

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    Seems to me it might be nice in winter. Hot, humid weather we have here would make it too warm for them.

    I would just buy one.
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    My son and his wife both used them a lot for their children. My daughter in law made theirs. I would not seam the fabric, one long piece works best as you don't know where the seam will fall depending on baby's size, the seam may press against them. I don't think a knit would work well either, too much stretch. They are super simple to make though.

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    After seeing the images, I would buy one for sure. The prices are better than buying fabric. You can always add some cute receiving blankets and matching burp clothes made from flannel that you choose. Sometimes it is just better to buy what they want. I have made the receiving blankets and burp clothes for relatives who then asked for more. Liked them better than they thought they would

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Thanks,QuiltnNan, for posting the site. Good info. Maybe it would be easier and cheaper to buy one! I have already planned to made blankets, bibs and burp cloths but thanks for the suggestions.
    Anyone make one of those sleep sacks.? Can you tell I am a little over the moon,

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    Fleece sleeveless sleepsacks that zip up are easy and great since blankets in the crib are a no-no now. Also I made a ton of crib sheets, super easy, flannel and fleece for winter and cotton or knits for summer. My children also used swaddles for their kids, basically a blanket with some Velcro. My son uses cloth diapers and wipes. They bought the diapers, such nice designs with the adjustable snaps, but they did ask for doubler inserts and wipes, another super easy project, turned out dozens of those for them.

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    I carry my babies until they hit about 16lbs in a Moby-like wrap. More like a simple baby sling. I make my own slings, using about 3 yards of fabric. Mine look like these: https://www.amazon.com/Beco-Baby-Car.../dp/B0182YMUMG . I buy these sling rings for it : https://www.amazon.com/Roo-Threads-P...7S33A3DT2&th=1 . I use quilting cotton. More breathable than knit I think.
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