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Free Baby Sling Patterns* - 25 designs!
Sewing Quick Tips:
Tip #1: As you start to sew a seam, hold your upper and bobbin thread tails back
and out of the way for your first couple of stitches. This will keep your thread from
getting pulled down into the bobbin area and jamming your machine.
Tip #2: After you end a line of stitching, hold the end of the stitching between your
thumb and forefinger as you pull your fabric away from your sewing machine. This
will keep the thread ends from pulling your fabric
and puckering it.
Tip #3: When sewing slippery fabrics like satin or silk, if you find your fabric shifting
out of place as you sew or the top layer shifting ahead of the lower layer, try hand-
basting your fabric together first. Sew one row of basting stitches close to, but not
on the stitching line (so you’ll be able to remove the basting stitches easily). Or sew
two rows of basting stitches on either side of the stitching line, then sew between
the basting stitches. And if you can, baste with a fine, silk thread which is less likely
to leave holes behind in your fabric.
Please note: The U.S. Product Safety Commission (CPSC) advises parents
and caregivers to be cautious when using infant slings for babies younger
than four months of age. And they advise, among other things, to make
sure an infant’s face is not covered and is visible at all times to the sling’s
wearer. And that parents and caregivers be vigilant about frequently
checking on their baby in a sling. For more information from the CPSC
regarding the safe use of baby slings, click here, here, and here.
Stitch up a carrier for your baby with this collection of over twenty free baby sling
patterns & tutorials gathered from all over the web.