I think they still have the same fabric in stock so if you want to make one like this you can!
Aaaaaand, that's it! that's your homemade stretchy done! Because it is a knitted fabric it doesn't fray so you don’t need to worry about hemming it. So you can just go ahead and tie it straight away, in the shop if you fancy!
Looking back (isn’t hindsight is a wonderful thing!) I now think this fabric was far too thin and unsupportive, especially as Daniel got older and heavier, he started to sag downwards so we moved onto a woven wrap instead (thanks to another member of Sheffield Babywearers who sold me first woven wrap). If you look carefully at the picture you can see that the fabric isn't spread very well and it would cut into my back a bit. Something I learnt at my first sling meet was how to stop this happening, and once you've experienced a well spread, supportive wrap you won't go back!
However, it was very cheap to make (£30 got me 2 wraps, you can sell one or sell on the fabric) and I got to choose some funky fabric that I liked. I'd definitely make my own stretchy again but I would use some thicker cotton jersey next time so it would spread better and be a bit more supportive.
Thank you to Rebecca Stothard, mum to Daniel (now 20 months old), for sharing her experience of making her own stretchy wrap. Many of our other members have made their own stretchy wraps, ring slings, mei tais and buckle carriers, so come and join Sheffield Babywearers on Facebook if you want to know more.