This is a similar wrap to the Cotton Wrap that I showed below, but because it does not have any stretch to it, you can do a wider variety of holds. You will need:
5 yards of heavy woven fabric (100% cotton or a heavy linen)
A friend to share
(As with the Cotton Wrap instructions, you may decide you don't want a full 5 yards - this is completely personal preference.)
Cut the fabric down the middle, length-wise, so that you have two 5 yard strips. You will need to hem the sides of the wrap because these will fray. Now, my mother would roll them over, measuring the entire time, pinning them down, then ironing before she sewed - a real seamstress. I am a hack seamstress, however, and I just roll the edge over twice and run it through the machine. I figure it's close enough and no one is going to be looking at your perfect (imperfect) edges when you have it wrapped around an adorable baby. :)
That's it! You're done! Hem up the other piece of fabric and give it to a friend. There is probably a little more cost in this sling because of the price of the fabric - but keep your eye open for sales at Joann's or a 40% coupon.
To wrap your sling, check out the free instructions posted on: www.didymos.com. And, as always, if you don't want to make this yourself, I highly recommend the wraps they sell at www.didymos.com.