Pulled out my old sewing machine (that was gathering dust) and followed an on-line pattern to make a Mei Tai for Josiah, that is!
I’ve been wanting to make one of these ever since a bunch of ladies on Momys made them for a sew-along well over a YEAR ago. But you know me…I had too many other things to do (and I tend to procrastinate) so I never got around to it. But now that Josiah is at an awkward size for my ring sling (which I can’t find, anyway!) I decided to go ahead and give it a try!
I used this site for the pattern and instructions. Even though I haven’t sewn anything in oh, about 7 years, I happen to have a stash of not one but two big underbed-type bins full of fabric. I chose a piece that was neutral and big enough, and got to work! It’s not even remotely close to perfect, but it turned out sturdy and serviceable and I’m happy with it as a first attempt. Now that I know I can do it, I want to get some nice fabric in a pattern I really like and make another one!
Unfortunately, while I can follow a pattern and sew well enough, I know NOTHING about trouble-shooting my machine. My tension (I think?) is all wonky, so some of my stitches were coming out funky and loopy. I can NOT figure out how to fix it!! Waaaaa!! So Mom, if you happen to read this, please be prepared to help me get my machine running all nicely and smoothly when you come to visit me this spring!! Thank you!