My sister, Samantha, is having a baby in August. I am super excited and couldn't wait to make something fun for the new mama and her baby girl. Homemade gifts are always fun...if they are usable.
I talked to Sam, and we decided that a baby carrier would be great since she wants to be able to wear Emah (yes, that is how she and her husband are spelling Emma...talk to them about it ;)). I was able to get a really cute full-sized Mei Tai online for a great price, but wanted there to be something that would work really well for when Emah was really small. I knew almost immediately that I would make her a Mini Mei Tai.
I originally knew about these after my sister-in-law, Erin, made one for herself. And I was able to find the pattern on TBW (TheBabyWearer.com), so all I needed was fabric and matching thread!
Here are the results as of last night (just in time for her shower on Saturday).
Excuse the not-so-great picture of Ben and I testing it out. He absolutely loved it...he just stared and smiled at me the whole time. (No worries Sam, I only spilled tomato sauce on it...it will come out. Kidding!).