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Following the success of the toddler Meilipotai, I received a lot of messages asking me about a smaller version of the mei tai as well as how to customize it. I started to develop this new pattern to answer all of these requests. The Meilipotai A La Carte is a scalable baby carrier, inspired by the Chinese Meh-Dye (commonly called mei-tai), that will suit babies from about 1-month to 2-year-old. It enables the maker to choose its features to answer his various needs. Its body has three different heights, in order to be precisely adjusted to the child’s height, its arm straps can be padded, gathered or padded to wrap according to the wearer’s preference, its width adjustable sliding belt can be padded and long like a typical mei-tai, have a buckle, like a soft structure carrier or even have rings like an onbuhimo (Japanese baby carrier). Finally its hood can be flat and squared like the ones on most of the mei tais that can be found on the market, more adjusted like it would be on a hoodie or even more fancy and shaped as a pixie hat. All these options will allow you to create a baby carrier that will both meet your exact expectations as well as be physiological and comfortable for both the baby wearer and the baby worn. Now you only need to select from the menu!
You will receive 3 digital PDF files:
- 20 pages of step by step tutorial illustrated with images
- 2 files with real size patterns in LETTER format (if you'd prefer an A4 format, just email me!)
Time needed: approximately 6hrs
Fabric needed: if converting a wrap, a size 5 should be enough if using a regular 60" (150cm) wide fabric, 79" (200cm) would be enough (just be careful some fabrics shrink when washed)
You can resell your finished product, please look at the policies for details (at the end of the tutorial).
Please note you won't receive any paper pattern but a PDF pattern you will need to print.
This is an instant download pattern, as soon as you complete the payment, Etsy will enable you to download the files :)
If you're looking for a bigger Mei Tai, check the Meilipotai Toddler in the shop, designed for 2yrs+ toddlers.
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