The Ultimate Guide to FREE DIY Baby Carrier Tutorials

Babywearing can be an expensive practice if you are like some people who enjoy using different carriers for various purposes.   *cough* *cough*

One way to save money on your habit or to just start out frugally is to make your own carrier.  Break out the sewing machine (or not) and create a carrier that suits your needs and your personal fashion sense.  Here are several free tutorials that I’ve found online to make several styles of babywearing  wraps, slings, and carriers:

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*You can find many more tutorials online with a simple search, but I found that most are very similar, if not identical, to those listed below.*


No Sew Ring Sling from Jan Andrea
Ring Sling from Everything in its Place
Reversible Sling with Padding from Craft Gossip
Pocket Sling from House of Estrela
The Fox Hole, a Hooded Winter Baby Sling from Instructables
DIY Ring Sling from Craft Crazy Mom
Budget T-Shirt Sling from The West Yorkshire Sling Library
Tube Sling from Jan Andrea

Mei Tai Style

Scandi Mei Tai
Podaegi from Sew She Sews
Mei Tai from Those Martins
Mei Tai from Beau Baby
Meela Baby Carrier from Miso Crafty
X Back Baby Carrier from Lobolita
Hood to Headrest Mei Tai from A Fuller Day
Ultimate Mei Tai Carrier from Wabi Sabi Baby
No Sew Sweatpants Baby Carrier from The Fur Mother
Reversible Podaegi from It’s Not Spaghetti


Jersey Knit Wrap from A Load of Craft
Baby K’Tan from Crafty Mama
Sling Wrap from Make Baby Stuff
Gauze Baby Wrap from 21 Random
Baby K’Tan from One Hope Left

Other Fun Stuff

Make a babywearing “coat” from Walking with Dancers
DIY Fleece babywearing coat from Toile Giraffe

Baby Bjorn Cover from The Rachel Berry Blog

DIY Ergo Teething Pads from Fuel My Family

Stuffed Animal/Doll Baby Carrier from Craftiness is Not Optional
Baby Doll Carrier from The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Baby Doll Carrier from Sew Bossi
DIY Baby Doll Mei Tai Carrier from Bead and Cord
DIY Doll Sling from The Mommy Dialogues
Baby Doll Sling from Domestic Dork

Have you ever made your own carrier?

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Day 2: A Guide to Baby Carrier Styles
Day 3: The Dos and Dont’s of Babywearing
Day 5: Babywearing in the Summer (and a Beachfront Baby wrap review)

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  1. Those are WONDERFUL tutorials, thanks so much for sharing!!

  2. Clean, zoo

  3. Thanks so much for adding my tutorial to the roundup!

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