I love this easy technique how to make a baby wrap for babywearing that doesn’t require any sewing skills.  Baby slings and baby carrier wraps are such an important part of bonding with baby and allowing the baby wearer free hands.  Making your own baby wrap allows you to customize the size and style at minimal cost.

Easy DIY baby wrap (text) shown is an adult wearing a baby inside the finished baby sling wrap - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make a babywrap for babywearing!

DIY Baby Wrap Sling – No Sewing Required!

Today we are sharing our favorite easy diy baby wrap carriers that are essential for anyone with a baby in the house.  

Baby carriers can be costly to purchase at the store, we couldn’t wait to share our diy version. You will only need scissors and the ability to cut fabric in a straight line to make your own baby sling wrap. It’s really that simple and you will soon be baby wearing!

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Best Fabric for Baby Carrier Wrap

The secret to a comfy baby wrap is the fabric. You’ll want to look for fabric that is “interlock” this basically means that it is a stretchy, knitted fabric that is made in such a way that the edges do not fray. As the edges of the fabric don’t fray, this wrap does not require any sewing skills in order to create it.

Safety Warning: Stretchy fabrics do have weight limits so please note that the heavier your baby the more the fabric will stretch. When wrapping your baby with a stretchy fabric ONLY use it on the front of your body where you are closely supervising. A stretchy wrap should NEVER be used for back carriers.

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How to Make a Baby Wrap Sling

Supplies Needed to Make 2-3 Baby Wraps

Directions to Make a Baby Wrap

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Steps to make a DIY baby sling

Step 1

You will want to cut your fabric into long strips.

The width of each strip needs to be a minimum of 16 inches wide (I have some as wide as 25 inches – but they are more bulky).   I laid my fabric out on our couch to help contain the yardage as I cut them.

Step 2

I folded the fabric like a hotdog.

Viola!  

You now have 2-3 baby wraps!  Baby wearing  can help you get chores done around the house or to help you calm a fussy baby.  

How to Tie a Baby Wrap for Baby Wearing

The first time you tie a baby wrap, it feels complicated! But I promise that once you have done it a few times, it becomes second nature. I thought this video simplified the process for the first time.

I like the front wrap cross carry when the kids are young.

Baby Wrap Instruction Video

Baby Sling Safety

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Let’s tie on the baby!

Keep your baby close and keep your baby safe.

When you’re wearing a sling or carrier, don’t forget the T.I.C.K.S.:

Tight

In view at all times

Close enough to kiss

Keep chin off the chest

Support back

TICKS rules for safe babywearing

Baby Wrap Products We Love

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Baby can go almost anywhere in a good baby wrap!

I totally get if you aren’t ready to DIY this important item! Here are a few of our favorite baby wraps and baby slings that are already made for you:

Yield: 1-3

DIY No-Sew Baby Sling Carrier Wrap

EASY - DIY- baby wrap

This simple no sew method to create your own custom baby wrap sling for babywearing is easy, functional and low cost.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $5

Materials

  • You’ll want to get 5-6 yards of interlock fabric – Each batch of fabric can create 2-3 wraps

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Instructions

  1. Cut fabric into long strips a minimum of 16 inches wide and 5-6 feet long.
  2. Fold long ways into itself in thirds.
  3. Tie your baby wrap.

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How did your no-sew baby wrap turn out? Did you make more than one?



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22 Comments

  1. DIY carriers are fantastic but remember that they are carrying your most precious gifts. Stretchy wraps like this (think Moby style) do have weight limits which I did not see mentioned in the article. The heavier the baby, the more the wrap will stretch as it is worn. Please refer to the safety guidelines for stretchy wraps if you are just starting to babywear. And most importanly, a stretchy wrap should NEVER be used for back carries.

    1. Great points! Adding them to the article right now. You are right…babies are the most important cargo. Ever! Thanks.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this baby wrap idea at the Stache Party! I love this idea of saving so much money!
    Stephanie

  3. Great tips, I love baby wraps and making your own is the best thing ever. You get a product that is better than sliced bread and you get the satisfaction of having made it yourself. Oh yeah it’s cheap too. Thanks a lot.

  4. I just love this- such an excellent solution for mom’s and dad’s.

    Thanks for sharing last week on my mommy resource and solution meme. Your baby wrap was one of the most clicked submissions.

  5. Great money saving idea! I wish there was a tutorial like this when my kiddies were babies. I paid too much for the baby carriers!