This summer I wrote about how I lost my ring sling. Since it had been so long and I didn't think I would ever see that one again I started researching ring slings. My mom mentioned it as an idea for a Christmas present, so I researched even more. I decided I wanted a sling one, but I just couldn't decide where to order it from. I posted on facebook asking for reviews/opinions and my friend Hope suggested that I make my own. I had considered it in the past, but right after Teddy was born I was at the phase where I was sure I would never have time to sew again.
I thought about it some more, researched patterns and decided to go for it. I went to Field's and bought some cream silk dupioni, ordered rings from slingrings.com and let it all sit on my kitchen table for a week. Now we get to the interesting part.
My friend Laura has twins and needed to use a single stroller for an event she was going to to. She asked if she could use my Graco stroller, and I happily agreed. It's been in storage in our garage since Tillie was 17 months and I was glad to see it get some use. I meant to sell it on craigslist this summer to fund my double stroller, but it seemed like too much work at the time. When I pulled the stroller open, I gasped. Wouldn't you know it, but my cream and blue ring sling was in the bottom basket! All I had to do was buy fabric for my new sling and I found my old one.
Well, I still had all the supplies for a new sling so I decided to make it anyway. I decided on the overlapping pleats for the shoulder and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. I used my serger to make a rolled hem along the edges so I wouldn't have to hem them all. If I had to hem all the sides of 2 yards it never would have gotten done.
I even added a decorative stitch so it's extra-fancy!