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Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

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Frances
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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby Frances » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:01 am

gilbertandmartha wrote:@Frances and @PixieJemLeif do you think it works out cheaper to make one? I'm sort of finding out that this sewing lark isn't much cheaper than buying.

Definitely much cheaper. My materials probably cost £20 whereas importing this style carrier in the same fabric from Australia would be about £130.

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:35 pm

Frances wrote:
gilbertandmartha wrote:@Frances and @PixieJemLeif do you think it works out cheaper to make one? I'm sort of finding out that this sewing lark isn't much cheaper than buying.

Definitely much cheaper. My materials probably cost £20 whereas importing this style carrier in the same fabric from Australia would be about £130.


WOW thats ridiculous! I would like to have a go on a mei tai, or even a buckle.

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby Louise » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:38 pm

I was going to say for something like a sling then its def worth making your own. Clothes etc less so as sometimes the fabric can be more expensive than ready made clothes.

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:58 pm

I made a ring sling for Fatty pants, which was much cheaper, but as usual i didnt get on with it, so I turned it into a giant sized swimming bag for the whole family. There's not that many swimming bags that fit stuff for 5 people so its been a mega bonus.

A few of the big names stores here often have stupid flash sales. I got a tonne of flannel fabric over xmas at 70% off! I doubt I'll need to buy any more flannel ever,

If you use coupons here effectively its cheap. for example i have a 50% off any item coupon, so 1 cut of fabric is 1 item etc.

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby Louise » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:22 pm

Ah yes, fabric is much much cheaper over there than here! We don't get on with ring slings either, not everyone does. Glad you found a use for it though.

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby PixieJemLeif » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:29 pm

yes it is cheaper!! even second hand their a good £40-50 full price up to £100 plus i spent about £25 on stuff plus we wanted all black for other half to use it and none are full black plus i love a challenge :D

i saw that link for it but when looked just seem too complicated plus she had revised it but not provided proper instruction so thought would buy cos meant i hadnt wasted money on material and my theory was she would have tested it and happy to sell it paid off :) baby still tad tyoung to go in it yet but did try it out and love it :D

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby PixieJemLeif » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:47 pm

i made a mei tai @gilbertandmartha so so easy also but require more fabric top tip do your straps wide enough cos i didnt and isnt overly comfy to use but is fine the hardest bit is the straps cos so long

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby gilbertandmartha » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:07 pm

you lot are dangerous, i've just bought the sweetpod pattern! I don't need another flipping carrier!

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Re: Has anyone made a full buckle carrier?

Postby PixieJemLeif » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:12 pm

hehehe :D :bw:

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