One of my favorite money-saving tips was to make my own no-sew Moby wrap. My sister-in-law and I got together deciding that we could buy fabric together and split it so that we could each have a wrap that would only cost us about $17 or so. (You can buy less-expensive fabric or clearance fabric to make the deal sweeter). I am a huge supporter of baby wearing, and found that with two children, being able to wear the younger one made my life so much easier. I tend to favor the wrap style carriers (Moby-like baby carriers)for younger babies because of the versatility.
So here are my simple tips/directions for making your own no-sew Moby.
1. Find 6-8 yards of jersey knit fabric that you like that won't require sewing. I prefer the stretchier fabrics where the ends will "roll" so you don't have to sew them. Some fabrics fray. I don't recommend those fabrics unless you really want to sew. The amount you will need really depends on your size. I am 5'4" 115 lbs and need about 6 yards. I like the extra "tail" that is created by the fabric. If you don't have enough, it gets harder to tie on. Keep in mind that you can always cut off extra fabric. Adding on gets more complicated.
2.Cut the fabric in half length-wise and share with a friend! If the fabric is wider, you could even cut it into thirds. It really boils down to taste at this point. Thirds will make the wrap less-bulky.
3.Find the center of the fabric (length-wise) and mark it. This will be the marker that will always line up with your belly to get the wrap started. I purchased an iron-on applique to mark the center of mine.
4.Put it on and enjoy! For tips on how to wrap your baby see http://www.wrapyourbaby.com/ and look at the left side of the screen for links to instructions for various carrying options. My personal favorite is the Pocket Wrap Cross Carry.