Little bugs mei tai

My friend Jessica is going to be an auntie this month and she (thoughtful sister that she is) decided to get her sister the best baby gift in the universe: a mei tai!  Lucky for Jessica, she just happens to have a friend who can make an excellent mei and is happy to do it for a good price (who could that be?).  Lucky for Jessica’s sister, she’s getting the best baby gift in the universe.

Jessica and I met in graduate school, where we both studied plants (she, mosses; me, invasive shrubs), so she thought it was appropriate that her gift have plants on it.  This fabric is called Recycle Vines by Michael Miller.

Not only does it have some super fun and colorful leaves, it also features those totally adorable little bugs.  Nevermind that they are biologically inaccurate (insects have 6 legs, not 4), they’re still darling!

The straps are a yummy brown twill, and in the next picture, you can catch a peek of the print on the reverse, a nice Daddy-friendly stripe that picks up on some of the colors in the main print.

A sleeping hood prevents floppy-sleeping-baby-head.

Want to see more mei tais?  Check out my Mei Tai Album on Picasa!

(P.S. to Jessica: I emailed you a few days ago.  I need to know where to send this!)

I’m going to show this off at Sew and Tell, so head over there to see some other fun projects.

2 replies
  1. Jessica Budke
    Jessica Budke says:

    I am always amazed how you do such a great job lining up the fabric pattern between the hood and the body of the mei tai. You are a such a great sew-er!

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