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Tutorial: No-Sew Ring Sling

Sometimes this question will pop up: Ring sling or wrap? My answer to that question is BOTH. You can use two sling rings to turn your short wrap (size 2 or 3 for me…my base is an 8) to make a no-sew ring sling! Long explanation not needed here–a no-sew ring sling is just a ring sling  that isn’t sewn together. It is secured the same way that a regular ring sling is secured, with sling rings!

This photo tutorial is going to show how to make the no-sew, but not how to put the child in the sling. The video at the bottom will show how to put the baby in! The photo ring sling tutorial is right here-ring sling tutorial.

Here is how to make the no-sew ring sling:

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First, get your two sling rings (I am using size large) and your wrap (I am using a size 3 Bijou Wear Blast Firecracker).

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Measure out how long you want your tail to be by wrapping the wrap around you with one side over your shoulder and the other across the front to meet the shoulder.

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Gather the fabric at your shoulder by your collarbone and that spot is where you want your rings to be.

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Pull the fabric through the rings.

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Once you pull the fabric through both of the rings, pull the short end back through one of the rings (just like regularly threading a ring sling). Here’s a gif to show what I mean:

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Hopefully that helped explain what I meant!

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Put the sling on your shoulder now with the short fabric tail under the long tail that you will be working with. Make sure that the top ring is further back than the bottom one. I’m pointing to it in that picture up there.

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Now to thread the sling just like you normally do a ring sling! Gather the fabric in front of you (I pleat it). xmas-8

Pull the fabric through both rings.

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Very pretty right? At this point I let it all hang down to make sure my fabric is not twisted.

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Thread the fabric through the bottom ring.


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Take your fingers through the threaded fabric to make sure that it is not twisted.

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It should make a cute looking puff of untwisted fabric.

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Pull the fabric back the same direction that it came from to get the sling all secured.

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Tada! Sling!

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Tuck the extra hanging fabric from the beginning of the no-sew part of the sling in the spread back pass and you are done! Now you are ready to put your baby in the sling!

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Here is the video:

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Woven Wrap Tutorial: Maxine’s Back Carry

Maxine’s back carry was a mistake. I started to do a ruck but Max was so upset and sleepy that the carry was way off centered. I was so flustered at that point that I just wrapped the L O N G tail around me a couple times and Maxine instantly fell asleep. The carry kept her in place so well! I use MBC all the time now.

This carry requires base minus one (-1) or longer.




Here is how to do it!

You will start the wrap way off center so that the short tail hangs about to the middle of your hip and shoulders. Basically enough to make a candy cane chest belt.

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Get baby on your back. Give them a distraction too…Maxine has a remote here.

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Pin the wrap under your chin (or with your teeth if that’s your thing).

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Make a seat that is spread knee to knee. Hammock for kiddo to sit in.


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Working with the long side now, tighten then bring the bunched pass over both legs.

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Bring the bunched pass in front of you to make a waist belt.

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Now spread that pass over your back

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Pull it tight. Be sure to pull all the slack out through the waist belt.

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Carefully bring that pass under your arm

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Give it one last tug to tighten.

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Now do a candy cane chest belt!

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I finish mine by bringing one tail through the ruck strap then I tie a single knot.
You can also finish with a sling ring or however else you finish a CCCB.

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And that’s it! You did it!

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Here is a video tutorial!

Tag your pictures of this carry with #maxsbackcarry so I can see you all rock it out!

Happy Babywearing!