Here’s a gorgeous wrap conversion pod I’ve made as a present for a lovely friend. She left me with two size 7 (5.2m) woven wraps – a stripey Storchenweige Inka and a super soft and snuggly Didymos Hortensia – and after a few days work (over a few weeks!) she now has a stripey Inka pleated ring sling (in a previous post), a size 3 Hortensia wrap and this:
It’s a fully reversible pod, with each side showing the colour of one side of the Hortensia:
The straps and hood are made from the Inka, with the hood ties made from little bits of Hortensia to coordinate. The light and single-layer hood is gently elasticated at the sides to help it to shape around baby’s head nicely when in use, and to add texture and interest when it’s hanging down. It fastens to the shoulder straps either when rolled or when fully up using wooden toggles threaded through elastic loops on the straps.
At Cathy’s request, very light padding has been added inside my normal shoulder strap pleats for the first section of the length to add just a little bit of additional comfort when carrying. The straps flare out from where they join the body to become half the width of the original wrap so that they can be spread over baby when carrying to add support.
It’s come out beautifully and I hope she loves it! I’m hoping to post action pics soon 🙂