Two mei tais for twins

After a long hiatus from making mei tais, I found myself with four on my list.  I love making them because I know they will be used to snuggle a baby close to mom or dad, but they are definitely high on the “time and effort” scale.  These two went out in the mail to Canada this morning, so now I will move on to finishing up some other things on The List, and working on some things to stock my Etsy shop!

A friend asked me to make two mei tais for a friend that is having twins.  I love the fabrics that they chose; the fabrics of both carriers have been long time favorites of mine, especially the Michael Miller Birds of Norway.  So beautiful.

Green straps were requested for this one, and I used an absolutely delicious green brushed denim.  So soft!

The new parents wanted the reverse of the carrier to be brown.  I suggested this diamond print from the Michael Miller Heaven and Helsinki line.  Still “manly” enough for Daddy to be comfortable wearing it, but it adds another dimension to the reverse side.

The other mei tai is Timeless Treasures owls cream, another print I have loved.  This one had brown twill straps.

The reverse is Ann Kelle Bermuda stripe.  When you see these two prints together, they are perfect.  You wouldn’t know they were from the same fabric line!

I love these carriers for twins.  They have many of the same colors in the fabrics, so they coordinate nicely without being too “match-y.”  I hope the little babies enjoy being snuggled in them and the parents enjoy being hands free while baby is close!

What are you happy to have finished this week?  Go share at Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, hosted this week by M-R at Quilt Matters.

5 replies
  1. kate C
    kate C says:

    Very cute! How big are your Mei Tais from the bottom to the top of the fabric panel (including the bottom strap, but not including the hood)?

    I have finished… nothing since August!

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