Saturday, November 22, 2008

Making A Mei Tai

So when we found out we were getting the twins I started wondering how you do certain things.  I couldn't for the life of me figure out grocery shopping.  If you put both of them in the cart where do you put groceries?  I figured that making a baby carrier would be a necessary thing and found a Neat Website that gave general directions on how to make one.  The carrier is made from super soft corduroy, I added an extra pocket in a contrasting fabric/color.  I really like the way it turned out, it was probably the first real quality thing that I've made on my sewing machine.  I'll take a pic with me wearing it next week and once I make sure that it works well and that I like it I am going to make another one using some yummie brown corduroy and a funky contrasting fabric for the days I'm wearing earth tones. :)
As far as costs go, the cord cost about $8 and the contrasting fabric $1.


Melody Strayer said...

Make me one! Make me one! Make me one!!! (Because, you know, I don't actually have enough baby carriers/wraps/slings, etc.... but I DON'T have a MT [yet]) :)

SOOO pretty!!!

I ABSOLUTELY don't want to be a nay-sayer, but you might want to come up with a contingency plan, just in case (like the double steering-wheeled car in front of the cart). The twinnies are about the same age as Evie, right? Ev used to love being worn at the grocery store in the Maya or the Ergo-- she pretty much wants nothing to do with it now. And if the twins aren't used to being worn, they might not love it right away.

But what the heck do I know? Maybe (probably) Evie is just a punk kid who doesn't like to snuggle with her mama anymore...

mama k said...

Pretty! It turned out awesome. Let me know if you want me to demo for ya. :)

Ditto what Melody said. If they've never been worn before, they might not be into it. But it's worth a shot.

Dirkey said...

Worth a shot :)
I love how it turned out, wouldn't mind saving it for when we have a baby. Crossing fingers that the twins both like it though, that would make it easier.

Anonymous said...

I'll be awaking pics w/the babes because I might, someday, maybe will have this baby thing ironed out ;-).

Happyplace. said...

What pretty fabric! Look at you, you're a fab sewerer!
Hey, i usually read your blog through google, but today I visited 'in person' looks lovely! I love the fall colors.Is that a new pic of you in your profile, too?