How to Make an Easy No-Sew Baby Wrap

I love this easy technique how to make a baby wrap that doesn’t require any sewing skills.  Baby slings 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.

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

EASY - DIY- baby wrap

Baby carriers can be costly to purchase at the store, we couldn’t wait to share our diy version (see below for some of our favorite store purchased versions if DIY isn’t your think right now).  

Did you know that you can easily make one that is affordable?  

All you need are scissors and the ability to cut fabric in a straight line.  It’s really that simple and you will soon be baby wearing!

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DIY Baby Wrap Sling

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.

 Really, it is incredibly simple!

Supplies Needed to Make 2-3 Baby Wraps

Directions to Make a Baby Wrap

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.

Steps pictured to make your own baby wrap sling out of interlock fabric  - Kids Activities Blog
Steps to make a DIY baby sling

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

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 outside on hike in baby wrap - Kids Activities Blog
Baby can go almost anywhere in a good baby wrap!

Baby Wrap Products We Love

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:

Parenting tying baby wrap in nursery - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s tie on the baby!

MORE BABY FUN FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG

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

35 Comments

  1. I wish I’d known this when I had my pumpkin- instead i ended up paying so much for one! This is truly great info Rachel!

    PS. I just LOVE that pic of you and the sweet sleeping princess. Adorable!

    Shan:)

  2. Thanks! I have been making pouch style slings to wear my babies, but my 16 month old weighs over 30 lbs and I have been thinking I need something more supportive for carrying him. This looks like it would distribute his weight across my back possibly much better than the over the shoulder style does. I appreciate your sharing this!

  3. Love the video! Nothing more fashionable on a man than a baby in a sling!

  4. Anna Campbell says:

    Hi! Unfortunately, I am not able to view the video as it has been deleted on youtube. So now I am looking for directions on how to wrap a baby after cutting the fabric as mentioned above? Please shoot me an email, I am excited to make my own Moby Wrap 🙂

    Thanks!

    Anna Campbell

  5. This is such a great idea! And saves so much money! I never tried this with my baby but am hoping to with others in the future. Thanks for sharing this! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested: http://mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com/2011/10/document.html

  6. I did the same thing after my second child was born. I actually bought one at the store, laid it out and traced it on my own fabric and wah la! I had a great wrap for seriously a 10th of the cost that the Moby cost (I bought my fabric on clearance!)
    Great job!
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

  7. I got a Moby at my baby shower with my Princess (our first child) and I loved it. This is such an easy thing to make. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Blessings!

  8. Awesome! If you want finished edges, all you need is a “stretch” needle for your machine and matching thread. Then, simply zigzag stitch all the way around the perimeter of the piece. Roll each edge in on itself, one at a time, and repeat. Simple! 🙂

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  9. I’ve been looking for a pattern or tutorial on how to make one of these! Thanks for sharing.

  10. 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!

  11. This is pretty neat. I love baby carriers but they can be quite pricey.
    I would love it if you would link this up over on my blog carnival Family Time Tuesday.

    Janice

  12. 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.
    You might want to check the video though, it looks like it’s gone down (for me at least)

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Stache Party! I love this idea of saving so much money! I hope you’ll come back next month to link up!
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  15. hoosiermama says:

    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.

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