Custom Wrap Conversion Carriers
Your wrap will be beautifully converted into a classic design carrier or we could make something completely different for you, have a look at previous conversions on our gallery to get an idea of what is possible.
We recommend using our soft structured carriers from around 3-4 months when baby has better head control.
Click here to find out the difference between each carrier option.
If you have a wrap that you love but want the convenience of a carrier or sling then a wrap conversion is for you, each conversion is unique and customised to your specifications!
We have a range of wrap scrap pieces you can purchase for conversion, browse here
We also offer a service to chop and rehem a wrap into a shorter sling.
Dependent on the size of your wrap (wrap size guide) we could also use any remaining pieces as a panel on a carrier, a ring sling, or if you have your own project in mind we can send the rest back to you.
For instructions on using Melliapis carriers, click here
What size is a standard wrap?
Wraps are sized according to their length measured from taper to taper and they have a very random sizing system
To find out which size is your ‘base’ size start with a size 6 and tie in a front wrap cross carry, if you don’t have enough tails left over to tie a double knot then size up to a size 7, if you have too much left over and have long swishy tails then size down to a size 5.
Once you know what your base size is then you can work out which wrap size you need if you want to do a certain style of carry as they are usually described as using a wrap that is base minus 2 or base plus 1 etc.
Is my wrap suitable for conversion into a custom ring sling baby carrier?
I have converted most blends of fabric including wool, silk, hemp, viscose, bamboo, rayon, Tencel, glitter and even cashmere and have only ever experienced a problem with one of the wool blends with a fairy pattern on. I now advise getting in touch and discussing a conversion with me if you have any wool or unusual blends.
What size baby carrier do I need?
Soft structured carriers (full buckles, half buckles, meh dai and onbuhimo) are sized according to the panel that supports baby and it is usually quoted as a ‘knee to knee’ measurement.
|Baby Sized –||body panel 16 inches at the widest point and 16 inches tall, not including the waistband.|
|Toddler Sized –||body panel 18 inches at the widest point and 18 inches tall, not including the waistband.|
|Preschool Sized –||body panel 20 inches at the widest point and 20 inches tall, not including the waistband.|
Our carrier panels taper towards the centre of the panel so the waistband can be rolled over to shorten the height of the panel which in turn reduces the width of the panel where baby sits in the carrier.
How can I tell if my baby fits in the sling correctly?
Send me a message for a free 5 minute fit check here