Baby Sling – Pouch

Baby Sling – Pouch

This project shows you how to make a baby sling wrap using a very simple sewing pattern.

What you need

Stretch Poplin
Sewing Machine


A baby sling wrap is a type of baby carrier that allows a parent or caregiver to carry a baby close to their body while keeping their hands free. It consists of a long piece of fabric that is wrapped around the wearer’s body in a specific way to create a secure pouch or seat for the baby.

These wraps are designed to distribute the weight of the baby evenly across the wearer’s body, providing comfortable support for both the baby and the caregiver.

There are different types of baby sling wraps available, including stretchy wraps, woven wraps, and hybrid wraps. Stretchy wraps are made of a soft, stretchy fabric that provides a snug fit for newborns and young infants.

Woven wraps are made of a non-stretchy fabric that can be adjusted to fit babies of different sizes and ages. Hybrid wraps are a combination of stretchy and woven fabrics, providing the benefits of both types of wraps.

Baby sling wraps are popular among parents who want to keep their babies close and comfortable while performing daily tasks or going for walks. They are also a great option for parents who want to practice attachment parenting, which emphasizes the importance of creating a strong bond between parent and child through close physical contact.

With our pattern and wrap you can be sure that your baby will feel snug and comfortable, and it won’t burden your back either!

How to make

Step 1: Download this free baby sling pattern.

Follow the general shape of the pattern to create a piece 58″ inch (148 cm) long and 21″ inch (53 1/2 cm) wide.

Step 2: Fold along the dotted line then fold in half.

Step 3: Sew along the curved edge and use a double stitch for strength as this section will take the main weight of the baby.

Step 4: So that the sling remains folded sew a 6″or 15 cm line. This section usually sits on your shoulder.

Step 5: Make a hem around one bottom.

Optional: Want a longer sling? Simply measure from your shoulder to your hip and double it to get the original length measurement.


  1. I would like to know if you can make this in another cotton fabric besides poplin. I think this is a great idea. Sometimes it’s hard to handle baby and comfort him or her at the same time. This is a great way to do that. I am a grandma and want to make this for for a new baby.

  2. Thank you! I’ve been searching high and low for a decent explanation of this project and the other patterns just didnt make sense. Your diagrams were very helpful.

  3. Just how far will this device sling a baby? Suppose it depends on weight of the projectile??

  4. girlscoutleader says

    I carried BOTH of my daughters in a sling like this. One is 24 and a PhD candidate in biomedical engineering, the other a Jr @ MSU on a FULL scholarship. Frankly, I found it to be the most comfortable carrying method for me AND the baby. I carried one past 2 1/2 yrs because the sling is so adaptable. In 1986 these were REALLY expensive. Thanks for posting a DIY for other moms.

  5. “Wearing your baby” is not a new, trendy thing. It’s been around since the beginning of time and is a perfectly safe way to keep your little one close. The main thing is to not have anything covering the face and to not have the baby in the un-natural “C-position”. If the baby is curved into the “C-position”, then it may not be able to breathe. For more info, go to

    This sling, if made properly, is completely safe to use and to gift. I would have LOVED to receive one of these as a gift.

    For what it’s worth, I sewed both of the carriers that I use on a daily basis… never a problem. I trust my own sewing more than that of a mass production.

  6. Why does there always have to be someone with a negative comment, i agree you have to use commonsense.

    Great ideas…..

  7. I think common sense comes into play here. If your infants face is pressed up against something then move it. If they are so doubled up that their airway is likely to be squashed closed then move them. “Wearing your baby” is very popular right now and helps with bonding and security comfort.

  8. I am curious to know if this is any safer than the baby slings that were recalled due to infant deaths, I don’t think this is a safe form of carrying an infant who can’t hold his head up… this puts pressure on his esophagus and can and will suffocate the baby, pls… don’t make these or give these!

  9. With the attention lately on baby slings and design issues causing potential fatalities I would be hesitant to sew my own.

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