How to Make a No-Sew Ring Sling

Got a wrap that you want “slingified” but don’t want to commit to a conversion?  Have some fabric lying around and you don’t know what to do with it?  Make a No-Sew Ring Sling!.  All you need are two sling rings (which you can buy here( http://www.slingrings.com/) and a wrap or piece of fabric around 25-30 inches wide.  I am using a HUGS Selendang here, which is approximately two yards long.  It left me with a lot of tail (which I like), so if you want less of a tail go shorter, or you can just wrap the excess around the rings.

Lay your wrap out….it will make it easier to have it flat, smooth, and untwisted

Lay one edge of the fabric/wrap across your lap right side up and get your rings….I am using large rings

Gather the end laying across your lap

and pull it through both rings.  You want at least a good 5+ inches or so pulled through.  I pulled a little more in order to shorten the tail, which would have been dragging the ground.

Lay the wrap cross your lap with the wrong side up and lift the bottom ring

Pull the end that went through the rings back through the bottom ring that you just lifted up

Your going to want to make sure the edges are on the outside, so to accomplish this, pull some of the “loop” back out and spread the fabric with your fingers until the edges are on the outside and pull back through.

You can see the yellow lined edges

The back should look like this.  Your short tail should be on the bottom

and the shoulder should look like this….you now have a ring sling ready to be threaded

Threading is the same process we just did.  Bring the other end through both rings

and back down through the bottom ring

Spread out the wrap out so the edges of the fabric are along the edges of the rings

and you’re done!  The body of the sling should be the right side of the fabric, while the tail will be the wrong side

Happy babywearing!

 

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4 Comments

  1. allison -  October 1, 2012 - 9:16 pm

    This tutorial is great! baby wearing can get pretty expensive so I love the idea of a wrap and ring sling in one!! I love your wrap! the fabric is beautiful. Where did you get it?

    • Alyssa -  January 20, 2013 - 4:07 pm

      It’s a HUGS Selendang. They were a charity that provided the women of Indonesia with slings after the devastating Tsunami

  2. Joy Marie Platt -  October 3, 2012 - 12:26 am

    Would you please make a video of the directions I think It would help alot.

  3. Jennifer -  December 2, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Could I use my moby and turn it into a ring sling?

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