Make a Ring Sling WITHOUT a Sewing Machine

I've had two people ask me this week about making a ring sling without a sewing machine. I figured I would go ahead and post my instructions on how to do this.

Materials:
2 to 2 1/2 yards of fabric (100% cotton, stretch cotton sateen, silk brocade)
Stitch Witchery (tape that you use to make a hem)
Iron
1 pair Medium Aluminum Sling Rings (www.slingrings.com)

1. Use the Stitch Witchery to hem the raw ends of the fabric.
2. Fold the fabric in half like a hot-dog (lengthwise).
3. Thread the fabric onto the rings following the video instructions here.

That's it! And the nice thing about not sewing the fabric into a long strip is that you can take it off the rings and use it as a cover or a blanket.

11 comments:

Jess said...

Hey! Just dropping by to wish you Happy Mother's Day! ;)

Anonymous said...

if my fabric is 2 1/2 yards long how wide should it be for a ring sling?

BundlebooMaMa said...

What a great blog you have! I am all about DIY :)

Military wife said...

OMG....I finally found a blogger that really understands the need for handmade baby slings. I've spent tons of money on store slings and I've always taken them back becasue they don't seem to work. But THANK YOU !!!! You've make it easy for us mommys.

syaz - JumpSacBaby said...

Nice and easy way to no-sew ring sling :)

yy said...

Thanks a lot for sharing such a useful idea. Was supposed to buy a sling today and now I am heading instead to a DIY store.

Blogg da Mirian "Alegria de ser Mãe!!!" said...

Muito bom, amei.
Parabéns e obrigado!
Meu nome é mirian, Rondônia, Brasil

Teacher Thaís said...

HI! I loved your videos. Here in Brazil is not so ordinary to use a sling and because of this is difficult to find them... You've helped me a lot... thanks....

Baby Carrier said...

Baby Slings have been an integral part of nursing, holding and mothering a child for centuries throughout almost every culture. There is a closeness that a sling provides that no other method of holding a baby can provide.

lylaburns123 said...

I usually use an ergo baby carrier for my babies because I got it for a gift. I want to try this out for a friend who's having a baby. It would be nice to baby choose whatever fabric I want. Thanks for sharing!

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