DIY Mei Tai Pattern – 17

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  1. Pic 75 – With it pinned, clip fleece a bit more if needed, then stitch everywhere but the part that meets the body (except the corners you marked).

    Pic 75 with it pinned, clip fleece back a bit more, then stitch and turn

    Pic 75 with it pinned, clip fleece back a bit more, then stitch and turn

  2. Pic 75a – Turn it right side out. This is turned and I had already started topstitching.
    75a this is turned and I did some of the topstitching

    75a this is turned and I did some of the topstitching

    You don’t have to topstitch at all. On the Minnie Mouse Mei Tai I just used some Xboxes to reinforce the waist straps.

  3. Pic 76, 77 – Topstitch. You could do any design, but I felt like this one was easiest. I just started at the bottom, put the edge of the presser foot at the edge of the fabric, put the needle all the way to the left, and sewed, keeping the edge of the presser foot at the edge of the fabric. To make the next line, I kept the edge of the presser foot against the last topstitch line and the needle in the same left position as before. Repeat. Do NOT sew all the way to the top – you need to leave room to sink the body of the Mei Tai into the waistband. I sewed one line too much and had to backtrack a little.
    76 topstitch, begin at bottom and just go in increments, or draw a pattern and follow it. I put my needle to the left and followed the previous stitch line

    76 topstitch, begin at bottom and just go in increments, or draw a pattern and follow it. I put my needle to the left and followed the previous stitch line

    Pic 77, Don't stitch all the way

    Pic 77, Don’t stitch all the way

  4. Pic 78, 79 – Press the top of the waistband in. Fold the edges in towards the padding, and press. You may have to trim a tiny bit of the waist ties that are inside there, and that’s ok.
    Pic 78, press the top in

    Pic 78, press the top in

    Pic 79, See how much in?

    Pic 79, See how much in?

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