Time to Weave a Baby Wrap

Weaving a baby wrap is something I have been interested in doing. I am pleased, therefore, that my daughter wants to try babywearing. It’s the perfect excuse for me to put a colorful warp on the loom–a warp with wide stripes of blended colors. After research and careful planning, I am ready to start. Baby Lu will be here before we know it!

Thread for woven baby wrap.
New tubes of 8/2 cotton thread combine with colors I already had on my shelves.

It is exciting to weave something on purpose to give to someone you love. The whole process has meaning–from planning, to dressing the loom, to throwing the shuttle. You hope it turns out as you envision, or better. Making something to give is the best kind of making. The thought you put into it shows up as a gift of love.

Winding warp for a cheerful baby wrap.
Cheerful start to the warp with “Pumpkin” and “Sunshine” alternating threads.
Winding warp for colorful baby wrap.
Second bout adds in “Plum” and “Mulberry” threads.
Warp for woven baby wrap!
“Sapphire” and “Teal” threads make up most of the third bout.

Our words can be thoughtful gifts, as well. It takes thought to speak sentences and paragraphs, and conversations, that bless and enrich. Our considerate words give our recipient the means for wrapping someone else with love. Words can heal. These are the words to speak, words that give life. Weave comfort and encouragement into the things you say, touching others with kindness. Let the little ones be wrapped in their mother’s love. And let the rest of us practice sweet thoughtfulness day after day.

Three warp chains for a woven baby wrap!
Dividing the warp into three bouts helps distribute the threads for even tension during beaming.

May your words be thoughtful gifts from your heart.

With love,

9 thoughts on “Time to Weave a Baby Wrap

  1. Karen,

    Your colors are so beautiful! I can’t wait to see it take shape on your loom. Are you working from a draft in a book or magazine or have you created your own? I’ve wanted to make a baby wrap, but haven’t stepped up to it yet. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

    1. Hi Beachweaver, the colors are exhilarating to work with!
      I created my own draft for this after studying several others. I have the “Baby Wrap EBook” by Handwoven from Weaving Today. And the Väv magazine issue that covered baby wraps. Searching “woven wraps” in Google and on Pinterest gave even more ideas.

      Happy weaving,

      I’m new to this baby-wrap weaving, so maybe you can learn from my mistakes as we go along. Ha!

      1. Hi Karen,

        I have the Handwoven ebook on Baby Wraps. I doubt you’ll make many mistakes (certainly not as many as I do!) but I will happily learn from watching your project develop. I can’t wait to see it take shape on the loom.

        Thanks for sharing!

  2. I love your colors! Any chance you would share the details of your colors for warping. Thanks for considering my request!

  3. Hello Shari,

    This is the most lovely baby wrap I’ve seen! I would be interested in knowing more details of your draft too. It’s the way you made the colour changes that has me so inspired.

    I too will be making a work of love and art for my sister and her little one that is on the way.

    1. Thank you for the compliment. The wrap is plain weave on four shafts. I’ll need to look at my draft to remember how I arranged the colors. I’m away from home for a few days, but I can send you an email with that information after I get home.


  4. Hi Shari,
    These colours are a gorgeous choice for a baby wrap. I would be interested to see how the final product looked.
    If you are willing to share the information of the colours for your warping I would be very interested. It’s such a dramatic difference in colours I’m curious how you made the transition. I’m new to weaving and wondering if I should dive right in to making a baby wrap for myself.
    Thanks again for sharing all your work. It’s very interesting.

    1. Hi Felicity, I will send you an email with more information. If you can dress the loom and set it up to weave plain weave on 4 shafts, then you can do this!

      Happy Weaving,

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