I made this out of some jersey knit fabric I had. I always meant to make a skirt out of it. Here is the Stretch Wrap Tutorial I used. This is a quick and easy project! I added a pocket in the front to help center it when you put it on, to add a little extra stability on baby, and to keep the mama hands free. I'm curious to hear from the mama I gave it to how the stretch holds up. I liked learning a new seam, the french seam. Hopefully this will be a durable and useful wrap.
The project was inspired by my love for The Ultimate Baby Wrap by Parents of Invention. That's what I used with my own little guy and I loved it sooooo much, but sadly I don't have it anymore. It was made from sturdier, but perfectly stretchy fabric. It was a much better fabric than the Moby Wrap. I was bummed to discover that it is no longer made. I loved my gray colored one. It wasn't too hot, like I imagine the darker color would have been. If I end up with another baby of my own, I'm possibly interested in purchasing an Anaju Wrap in the natural color. It might be a better material and more breathable, which is a must when living with the Texas heat and humidity.
Here I figured out how to wear the wrap a little better. In the first picture it's a bit bunched up. It's been 7 years since I had a baby of my own to wear and I was out of practice. I'm proud of myself for even remembering how to wrap it. I love how stretch wraps really spread the weight of the baby out evenly. So much less back pain compared to all the other wraps I've tried!