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I’d like to make my own ring sling and I wondered if anyone can point me in the direction of a good fabric website with fabrics suitable for slings?
Thanks x

Mummy to 4 little pixies: Seren (feb 08), Merri (may 09), Nerys (june 11) & Lyra (April 13)

http://www.crystals-and-ice.co.uk/ My sister’s amazing bead shop

Really you could use almost anything listed as cotton, you’re looking for medium weight and something listed as for dress making (not something for upholstry). There are some lovely cotton prints around, eBay often have them cheaply. Honestly you can get away with most things though, if they don’t stretch. I have made ring slings with all kinds of sari fabrics, cottons, polycottons…

If you go to a local market you’ll be able to touch fabrics, give them a good tug, inspect them yourself. You want something with a weave that you can see light through when you hold it up. Something with a little give, but no stretch. smile

Sarah
Living, loving, learning, laughing, growing, with
8yo Jenna (August 04)
6yo Morgan (December 06)
4yo Rowan (April 09)
and toddling baby Talia (December 11)

http://www.carried-family.blogspot.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArwenMakes

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Thanks Sarah, so can I use your local knowledge now - is there a good fabric shop/stall in derby at all? Thanks smile

Mummy to 4 little pixies: Seren (feb 08), Merri (may 09), Nerys (june 11) & Lyra (April 13)

http://www.crystals-and-ice.co.uk/ My sister’s amazing bead shop

On the market (Eagle Market) there are a few! (Try Curtain Corner - they will cut the length you want rather than only selling by the meter.) smile

Sarah
Living, loving, learning, laughing, growing, with
8yo Jenna (August 04)
6yo Morgan (December 06)
4yo Rowan (April 09)
and toddling baby Talia (December 11)

http://www.carried-family.blogspot.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ArwenMakes

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