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Sleek Interchangeable Panel Mei Tai

by Aida Azni
(Malaysia)

my baby Adam and I

my baby Adam and I

This is the first Mei Tai I made. I took my time looking at various Mei Tai patterns (including the one on this site!) before coming up with a modified design that i really like.

I made this carrier using a very soft, smooth and sleek(almost satin-ish feeling) but very strong and thick fabric called 'Midnight'. Baby Adam can be very fussy when it comes to carriers so i wanted to make sure the fabric must be comfortable for him so as soon as i touched the fabric i knew it was destiny.

i made the straps wide and lightly padded for comfort. The headrest is also lightly padded and has a rounded shape. The interchangable panel of course is the key to how fashionable i'm feeling at the moment. In the picture the panel is the most yummy handbag fabric (you can tell i love handbags - the one i'm wearing in the picture is also handmade).

the most incredible thing was that my baby was able to stay in this carrier for hours! Normally with my other carriers within few minutes Adam would get restless and start kicking his way out! With this Mei Tai he was so happy- enjoying the view, playing with my scarf, smiling away to complete strangers! When he gets tired he simply rest his head and napped. i love how versatile this carrier is!

i only have one regret...that i should've made this sooner!!

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Nov 12, 2014
Great Idea NEW
by: Kathy

I would love your pattern to make for my new grandchild. Thanks
jandkmcdonald@gmail.com

Nov 03, 2014
love the pattern of mei tai NEW
by: Anonymous

Would love the pattern..mareiyna_84@yahoo.com

Sep 08, 2013
Awesome NEW
by: Anonymous

Would love the pattern..Louise.greenham@yahoo.com

Mar 04, 2013
Wonderful NEW
by: Ana Casey

I just love it.
Looks so comfortable. If you don't mind to share the pattern and instruction, please send it to my email :
anatamcasey@gmail.com
Terima kasih

Aug 15, 2011
Absolutely Beautiful
by: Jenny

You did a terrific job! I've been searching for a pattern just like this!! If you are willing to share your pattern please email me at lyssiesmom@gmail.com

Thank you
Jenny

Aug 04, 2011
Beautiful carrier!
by: Jennifer

That looks super comfy! If you are sharing your pattern or instructions, would you please email them to me at jenn6088@yahoo.com? Thanks!

Jul 20, 2011
Awesome baby carrier
by: Anonymous

If you have made a pattern I would love for you to share! I love it- looks so comfy for you both. Ashley_gainer@yahoo.com

Jun 07, 2011
Love it!
by: Anonymous

Hi, if you are sharing your pattern, could you please email to:
arletian@yahoo.com

thank you!

May 03, 2011
i adore this!!
by: samantha

Could you email me the instructions to make this? I love everything about it!! Thanks! samantha.hill87@gmail.com

Apr 19, 2011
love your mei tai!!
by: Nelle

i love your mei tai design...would u mind sharing it with me please?tq
bejana_4jc@yahoo.com

Jan 26, 2011
awesome mei tai
by: Anonymous

I would also like the pattern to this carrier. Thank you, vyccil@hotmail.com

Jan 26, 2011
Pattern
by: Christina

Hello I love the look of your wrap. Would you mind sharing your pattern with me and instructions on how you accomplished this. Thanks
chandorf1215@gmail.com

Oct 29, 2010
please share!!
by: Mom_in_need

Your idea sounds perfect, would you mind sharing your pattern or how you did it step by step?
darla.alberico@yahoo.com

Thanks!!

Sep 28, 2010
Oh wonderful!!!
by: Amanda

I love this style with the little pop-up head rest. That's what I need for my son!!! Plus, it's got interchangeable panels?!? Wow, so the possibilities are endless. :) Would you mind sharing your pattern? I'd love to use it. My email is hippiemama86@hotmail.com Thank you mama! :)

Oct 31, 2009
looks great!
by: Jess

I would love to be able to figure one of those out :) I'm new to the sewing world and have already made a few baby items. The mei tei is my next project. Yours looks so comfy and functional. I'm curious about the fabric too. What kind is it and what kind of modifications did you make?

Jun 24, 2009
fabric?
by: Rebecca

I LOVE YOURS!!!! i had a question about the fabric. Is the type of fabric called midnight or the color? I am making this for a friend and do not wanna use a fabric that will give way. She will hate me for that.LOl My email is Rebecca.Shifflett80@gmail. Thank you

May 07, 2008
Superb
by: Buntal

Looks very nice and comfy!

May 07, 2008
Superb
by: Anonymous

Looks very nice and comfy!

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