DIY Mei Tai Pattern – 18

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in mei tai pattern | 2 comments

  1. Pic 80, 81, 82 – Sink the body of the Mei Tai inside the waistband and sew. I sewed several lines across the top where the two pieces join together. Check both sides to be sure it looks good on both sides. Then finish doing the rest of the topstitching lines, or if you didn’t do topstitching, just sew across a few times to attach securely. I felt like this was enough reinforcement.
    Pic 80, pin together

    Pic 80, pin together

    Pic 81, join together, then finish topstitching

    Pic 81, join together, then finish topstitching

    Pic 82, Check both sides

    Pic 82, Check both sides

  2. Pic 83 – It’s all done ! The Horizontal pattern side (the main outside for me, with the buttonholes). 

    Pic 83, all done, horizontal

    Pic 83, all done, horizontal

  3. Pic 84 – All Done, Vertical Side

    Pic 84, all done, vertical

    Pic 84, all done, vertical

  4. Pic 85 – Scrunchable hood
    Pic 85, Scrunch Hood

    Pic 85, Scrunch Hood

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2 Comments

  1. About how far should we sink in the body to the waist piece? Thanks so much for this tutorial… it is super helpful!

    • I don’t even remember now off the top of my head – it should indicate on the pattern. It was 3-4 inches if I remember correctly. I think a minimum of 2 inches would make me feel fairly secure about the construction of the carrier.

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