Just a short post today about making your own ring sling! Note: you WILL need a sewing machine!
I won’t re-post all the directions and photos, because this website does an excellent job of explaining how to sew a ring sling. I have probably made, well, about 2 dozen by now, and I finally got to make one for my own baby! Granted, we still have a few months till we get to use it, but I’m still excited about it.
I’ll be sure to post a picture of us using it for real once we get the chance, but this it folded up. I discovered that the stripe pattern looks really good and hardly shows the hems at all. This one is truly one of my best ring slings yet!
I just checked online, and it seems that a new ring sling costs you anywhere from $50 to $100. Granted, I do not construct my ring slings out of Irish linen, Duponi silk, or organic cotton (the pure silk one, by the way, is over $250). But I do get to pick my own colors and patterns, and have the satisfaction of making my own unique ring sling. In addition to which, this ring sling cost me maybe $20 in materials, and took less than 90 minutes to construct. And the only reason it cost that much was because I fell in love with the fabric and so was willing to pay full price instead of waiting till I had a coupon. 🙂