Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guest Post: Rae Gun Ramblings




Hello I'm Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings where I blog about all thing crafty, delicious, and bookish. I spend most of my days sewing for my Etsy shop where I sell handmade baby clothes and fan stuff for Young Adult book lovers.


I'm 33 weeks pregnant with my first baby. It's been a long road to get here but I'm so happy to be expecting my baby boy in just a few months. It is starting to get really real and I'm not going to lie I'm getting pretty nervous. One thing I do know after taking care of my nieces is that I am a baby wearing type of girl. Yesterday I shared a simple tutorial for how to make your own Moby baby carrier. It's so easy and there is really no reason to pay the high price that they charge for those things.

How to make your own Moby style baby carrier with a decorative panel - Rae Gun Ramblings

So today I have a simple tutorial on how to add a fun fabric panel to your basic moby style carrier to personalize it. This one is for my sister's friend who is doing a whole robot theme!

DIY Moby baby carrier with decorative panel - Rae Gun Ramblings

Start by using my homemade moby tutorial to make your basic knit carrier. The panel can be made out of either a woven or knit fabric. The one I used a standard quilting cotton. You'll want your panel to be 22 inches by the height of your moby at the center. So the piece or fabric used in this robot carrier was 44" X 32". Start off by ironing all four edges under 1/4 inch. I serged my edges first because they were stringy but that really isn't necessary.

Step by step instructions to making a moby style baby carrier with accent fabric - Rae Gun Ramblings

Next line your fabric panel up with the center (seam) of the moby. Pin in place.

Make your own customized moby baby carrier - Rae Gun Ramblings

With a zig zag stitch sew around all four edges. And you are good to go.

Moby baby carrier with decorative fabric accent tutorial - Rae Gun Ramblings

If you're not familiar with a moby baby carrier it's a really great carrier that allows you to keep your little one close while having full use of both your arms. I've cooked and sewn and grocery shopped in these puppies. You can use it for infants and newer babies. If you can't quite picture it I've posted some videos on how to use the moby wrap carrier on my blog.

Great DIY projets for moms to be - Rae Gun Ramblings

If you're looking for more projects to make for babies here are a few of my favorites. And make sure to visit me at my blog since I'm in full force making stuff for my little guy! Thanks so much for having me Chelsea.
You can also find me hanging out here.

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Thank you so much Marissa!  I just love her blog.  Perhaps it is in part because I am a HUGE YA Novel fan.  She has great taste in books!  

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1 comment:

  1. Hi, love your carrier & it's definitely on my to-do list if I can find some decent knit in Australia!! Can you just clarify your measurements...where does the 44" come into it? You say you want your robot fabric to be 22" by the height of the centre of carrier ~ 30" (finished)
    Is the panel of robots doubled over or just turned under 1/4" on all 4 sides?
    Thanks!!

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