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Old 02-16-2013, 05:23 AM   #1
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what kind of fabric?

I want to make a DIY moby wrap. I've seen the real thing, and tutorials on the net. I figure I can do it, but want to be certain the fabric will be strong and stretchy enough without being too stretchy. I'd like to be able to find it in my local fabric store too. Please let me know - and I've heard of knit having 2- or 4-way stretch, is that listed on the fabric label? Somewhat a novice here! thanks.

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Re: what kind of fabric?

I'm not too sure what you would look for in the fabric store, but I've made both of mine out of twin size jersey bed sheets that we weren't using! I cut it down the middle and then sewed the ends together. And voila, you have a moby!

Eta: you don't have to sew the cut edge because jersey won't fray! Also, I believe they were circo brand FYI
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Re: what kind of fabric?

wazoodle has a whole section for baby wearing fabrics.
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I believe I used a jersey knit when I made mine years ago. Loved it!
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Re: what kind of fabric?

I bought a cotton spandex knit for mine. Plenty of stretch, breathable, amazing. Really any stretchy (and nonstretchy) fabric can be used. As long as it isn't too thick to knot, it is usable. Even poly's but they'd be pretty hot.
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Re: what kind of fabric?

Just a side note here when you buy your own fabric or convert bed sheets. Most textiles sold in the US are treated with flame retardants. You also need to watch for thr chemicals used to dye amd finish the fabric. Particularly bedding. So, be careful when you buy fabrics for diy. Most woven fabrics like didymos are oeko tex certified for harmful chemicals. Try to find fabrics that are organic and untreated. I would be curious to hear if anyone knows a seller for good quality fabrics for diy wraps.
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