Mei tai finish: 2d zoo and lime

My cousin asked to make her a mei tai for a friend.  The baby shower is tomorrow, and by the time we decided on fabric and I had procured all the supplies (I need to go out and buy fabric for the straps), I was not left with much time to finish.  Mei tais take a pretty significant time investment as far as sewing time goes, and well, my sewing time is limited.

I’m happy to say, I finished this up late Wednesday night, and it was in the mail first thing yesterday morning, priority.  It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow.

Kathleen liked this 2d Zoo fabric from Alexander Henry, which I paired with navy twill for the straps.

With the sleeping hood up, you can see that the solid lime on the reverse pairs nicely with some of the animals in the print.

With a reversible mei tai like this, it’s sometimes nice to have a “fun” print on one side and a simpler choice for the reverse, like a coordinating solid or stripe.

With this one, I used navy thread to match the straps and added a little bit of interest with the contrast stitching.

Happy babywearing!

This one definitely fits into the “Thank Goodness It’s Finished!” category.  I’m happy I got in the mail just in time; now if the post office will just hold up their end of the deal!

8 replies
  1. Lynette
    Lynette says:

    Nice job!! Love the fabric choices. Those have to be quite complicated to put together – reversible, even! I’m really impressed. 🙂

  2. Kathleen
    Kathleen says:

    Thank you so much Emily! What can I say, even a hurricane can’t knock you off course 🙂 My friend is going to love this and I’ll be sure to bring your Etsy store info to the shower.

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