For instance, I made the Llama's Mei Tai so that I could change out the patterned panels in front; making panels is quick and easy, and fun to pick out the fabrics to match my outfits.
and even more!
I like how I can fold them all up together in a neat little square when I'm not using them.
And one more modeled with cute baby, (I know I said to match my outfits, but sometimes, I can do nothing but clash, I think it’s a SAHM thing)
when I pick out fabrics for the panels, I usually just buy fat quarters, the Jo-Ann's I go to is usually very busy, and while it would be cheaper to buy from the bolt, I would be standing in line forever, I think it's a fair trade off.
So I don't waste any of it, I've made a few tethers...
the Llama doesn’t really use his paci that often (usually only in the car seat, and when being flown around by his daddy) but it's easier to model the tethers with them. Tethers can be used to attach almost anything to you or something so it can't get tossed or dropped on the floor. like pacis, or toys to keep baby entertained, or even their sun hat in summertime.
They are just strips of home made bias tape with snaps sew on each end to make loops. One loop can be snapped around the item to be tethered and the other used to fasten it in some way. I used a hair tie looped around the handle for his car seat:
or it can be looped into itself around a strap:
or it can be pinned with a safety pin, or you can buy suspender clips and use those to clip it onto items:
and another big project on the way:
I'm going to sew a few wraps for TW and I, it's another way to baby wear, by securing the baby to you using a length of cloth.
I bought two lengths of linen/cotton fabric with sparkles on one side:
I've trimmed them; now all they need is ironing and hemming!
I think I may use the leftover bits I trimmed off to make more panels for the Mei Tai (they are so addictive!)
And I have a few other project in mind as well.