As promised, here are the details for making your own “Hug-a-Bub”:
- 5m Jersey cotton (this is the same material as your t-shirt) – for the taller, more huggable people, you may need 6m.
- 1m ribbon or binding
Jersey cotton is usually sold in widths of 150cm so you’re going to have quite a bit of excess – or you can make three. The spares will come in handy if you need to wash one.
Cut your fabric according to these dimensions: 12cm wide at the ends, 43cm wide at the center (see diagram below). Hem the edges.
Cut a square pocket 30cm x 30cm. Stitch the ribbon or binding around three edges and sew the pocket onto the center of the carrier (see diagram below). The purpose of the pocket is to reinforce the fabric where baby’s bottom sits. It also helps you identify the center point of the fabric more easily.