Moby Wrap Tutorial
originally published in June of 2013; updated in April of 2019.
When I was pregnant with my oldest child, I knew that I wanted to babywear.
I had read about all the benefits of babywearing, and it just was something that really appealed to me.
However, we were pretty tight for money at the time, and we didn’t have a lot of extra that we could spend on non-essentials.
So I got pretty thrifty with our preparation for his arrival, and I ended up making a lot of
Make Your Own Moby Wrap
Time: 15 minutes
5-6 yards of jersey knit fabric (5 yards will fit someone up to about 175 pounds I would guess) – I had the best luck with finding affordable jersey knit on Fabric.com. I got this style in the tutorial for $10 on clearance.
Rotary cutter or scissors
3×3 inch piece of matching fabric
Lay out the fabric. You’ll need a large space to work in because 5-6 yards of fabric takes up a lot of space!
Divide fabric into two or three equal parts, depending on how many you want to make. I made three, and I felt it was a perfect size. You want the fabric to be at least 22 inches wide. I used a pen to mark the divisions.
Cut fabric along lines that you drew.
Fold newly cut pieces of fabric in half. At the top of the fold, sew on the 3×3 piece of fabric. Because of how you put the Moby on, you’ll want to be able to find the center quickly.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.
How to Put on a Moby Wrap
A Moby Wrap can look and feel a little intimidating to a new parent – but I promise, in no time, you’ll be able to do it without even thinking.
There are many different wraps for the Moby Wrap. I decided to share some videos from the Moby Wrap company themselves to show how to properly wear this homemade Moby Wrap safely:
Here is a picture of my husband modeling the wrap (without a baby, of course).
I highly recommend babywearing, especially if you have a fussy baby. Many times, putting Jack in my Moby was the only way he would calm down, plus I always love putting him close to me.
The Moby will support a baby from about 8-15 pounds. Always make sure that the baby can breathe! We’ve since retired our Moby and moved onto other carriers, but here are a few pictures from our Moby days.
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
Thank you for posting this! I featured your project on a post about amazing baby gift ideas. http://tulipsorchids.blogspot.com/2014/08/20-diy-baby-shower-gift-ideas.html
Thank you so much for featuring it!! That’s so nice of you. I’ll definitely check out the post.
This is fantastic! Pinning it!
This is a great idea! I definitely need to pin it for future reference.