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Old 03-16-2013, 07:27 AM   #1
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I have a pink gauze wrap, aprox 5.5 yards long and 26'' wide and i am looking for a wahmto have it converted to a mei tai. I dont need padded straps or anything, really basic and i assume the body of it would be a thicker cotton. Is this possible or am i imagining something that doesnt exist? My main reason for doing it is to save money, the wrap was around 50$ and im wondering if i am better off just trying to sell it and buy a new mei tai without trying to convert?

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I think you would be better off just buying a ready-made mei tai. I suspect a gauze wrap wouldn't work that well for a mei tai, and it would probably wouldn't save you any money either. You can find used and clearance mei tais for around $50, I doubt converting your wrap would cost much less than that.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:03 AM   #3
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ok thanks so much for your advice
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I think you would be better off just buying a ready-made mei tai. I suspect a gauze wrap wouldn't work that well for a mei tai, and it would probably wouldn't save you any money either. You can find used and clearance mei tais for around $50, I doubt converting your wrap would cost much less than that.
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i wouldn't convert gauze to a mei tai - gauze is a relatively weak fabric. it is great as a wrap because there are no seams for it to be compromised on, but as a mei tai i would foresee it quickly ripping at the seams. i would just buy a cheap cotton mei tai off the FB swap or a used baby store...you can probably get one for $30 or less
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thanks, this is my new plan and sadly i will sell my wrap! i belong to a fb babywearing group but it isnt a swap, can you tell me what its called?
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FB Group : babywearing swap
They have lots of carrier you can choose from.
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thank you, most seem way out of my pricerange but hopefully something pops up
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thank you, most seem way out of my pricerange but hopefully something pops up
Goodluck, bumping this one up!Hope this helps!
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thanks mama! i ended up finding a wahm to make me one in my pricerange
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