Made my first mei-tai!! Syntia and I both have become fond of using a wrap to go for walks together. With her getting bigger and my elastic wrap being too hot, cumbersome and elastic, I started researching what the next step would be. After deciding on a mei-tai, the next step was finding out how to make one myself. Gee, am I glad I once pointed at the sewing machine sitting in the cupboard at home, asking my mom if she knew how to use one of those! With her help, I started designing and making my own bags, shirts and pants as a teenager. While I never got particularly good at it, I learnt the basics and gained a confidence knowing that I had a skill I could always rely on if need be, could hone and perfect if I wanted to and could be creative with when inspiration strikes. Repurposing fabric from one of Leila’s wraps… et voilà! Ready for the next chapter in our baby wearing adventure!
Here’s the link to the tutorial I used: http://www.fineandfairblog.com/2013/10/tablecloth-mei-tai-tutorial-with-wrap.html – in case you want to give it a go yourself, or pass it on to your sewing-skill-endowed friend while winking your face off, lol.