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Plus-Sized Pea-Bean-Baby Woven Wrap

by Sherri Sevegney
(Long Island, NY)

Mom and Dad Wrapping in Action

Mom and Dad Wrapping in Action

I was shocked at the $100 plus price tag on woven wraps on the market and thought, "This is too easy to make. Why on earth would anyone pay that price?"


After extensive internet research, I decided that a woven wrap was best for my baby(she was about 4-5 months old at the time)and headed off to the fabric stores.

I went straight to the clearance bin and found this beautiful woven cotton/rayon blend for $3.99/yard.

Since my husband and I are both plus-sized and both wanted to use the wrap, I bought 6 yards of material to make my wrap, giving me two wraps for under $25.

Once I got it home, I simply cut it up the middle length-wise to make two separate wraps. I left one as-is (shown in picture) and I hemmed the edges of the other wrap for a more finished look.

I liked the look of the frayed edges (rather Bohemian) on my unfinished wrap so I pretty much used that one exclusively. The embroidered threads in the weave of the fabric prevented the wrap from fraying too much.

The black background with multicolored threads woven into it made it so versatile. It went with just about everything I wore. Best of all, it didn't show any stains and was ultra-washable.

My daughter is now two and I have a new three-month old. I've just transitioned her into the wrap which is still in like-new condition after several hundred trips through the wash.

My favorite thing about the wrap is its ease of use for the frequent traveler. All three of my kids have been born in different states so we are no strangers to moving and flying around the country. Airport authority allows me to keep my girl safe in the wrap while going through security. When I had a ring sling, they used to make me take her out of it and run the sling through the x-ray machine. Now, I can keep her tucked safely inside while I manage my other two children.

On a final note, our nickname for our daughter was pea-bean-feet because she looked just like a pea in a pod when I wore her in the wrap with her cute little feet poking out of the sides. Thus the name of my entry.

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Mar 05, 2013
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how to? NEW
by: Harmony

i have a baby due in july and am also a big girl. how did you actualy manuver the material so that it made the wrap?

May 15, 2008
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Very cool
by: Anonymous

I would be totally sold! Looks easy to use, comfy and it is affordable. Having kids is expensive enough, so adding convenience and quality for a great price is always a bonus. Good work!!

May 13, 2008
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Wow!
by: Francine

What a great product! I could of used something like this when my son was born...

May 13, 2008
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Francine
by: Anonymous

What a great product! I could of used something like this when my son was born...

May 13, 2008
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Sherri's wrap
by: Chris

Great wrap Sherri! So resourceful...love the non showing stain factor too :)

May 13, 2008
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Great Idea!
by: Anonymous

What a great idea, Sherri! On the cheap, too!
5 stars!!!

May 13, 2008
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I love it.!!!
by: Anonymous

I love that wrap and I am sure it can double as a wrap-around when you are not carrying the baby. Great idea, you are so creative.

May 13, 2008
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such a great idea
by: Shaun's mommy

so stylish and that little bubba looks so comfortable!

May 13, 2008
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look fantastic!
by: Anonymous

it looks so easy to use! i want one!

May 13, 2008
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WOW.. That is Awesome
by: That mama to 5...

I never knew you made that wrap. I always thought it was such a great thing, the baby looks so secure and comfortable. You are so talented...

May 13, 2008
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Great idea!
by: Ellen

This is a great idea Sherri - good job!

May 13, 2008
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What a fabulous wrap
by: Erin

Wow!! That is fabulous..can't believe you made that yourself...you have real talent.

May 13, 2008
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Great Wrap!
by: Jeanine

What a beautiful wrap!

Very affordable and baby looks happy. Great job!

May 13, 2008
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Fabulous
by: Andrea Kahl

The wrap looks wonderful and very comfortable.

May 13, 2008
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Nice job!
by: Karen

I wish I had your talent!

May 13, 2008
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Great Job
by: Merri

You're very talented.

May 13, 2008
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Wrap it up... I'll take it.
by: Anonymous

I love that wrap!! It is gorgeous in person and I had no idea that you made it! Your DH wears it too... that is fabulous.

May 13, 2008
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Awesome Sherri
by: Kim

Great job, I thought it was store bought. Very talented.

May 13, 2008
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Vert Talented Sherri
by: Anonymous

Great job making your own wrap Sherri. I am very impressed. I thought it was store bought. You are wearing it every time I see you. It must be so helpful since you have 2 other small children to tend to.

May 13, 2008
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awesome!
by: brooke

that is the best looking wrap I've seen in a while!!

May 13, 2008
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woven wrap
by: Debbi

Very creative-Looks like it was store bought. Wish I would have had one for my two children.

May 13, 2008
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You're so talented
by: Anonymous

I'm very impressed.

May 13, 2008
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Awesome idea!
by: Angela P.

I wish I had one of those when I had little ones!!

May 13, 2008
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Excellent
by: Jen - Jacks Mom

Excellent Idea Sherri, and a wonderful way to carry baby around while saving money.

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