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!

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

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


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

Parenting tying baby wrap in nursery - Kids Activities Blog
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.:


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

Baby outside on hike in baby wrap - Kids Activities Blog
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:

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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


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


  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


  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.


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

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  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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.


  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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 🙂


    Anna Campbell

    1. Thanks for the heads up on the video. We have replaced the video with one that should be working for knowing how to make a baby wrap and then wrap it properly!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!