Turnaround Time: Muslin & Mesh Ring Slings – 5 – 7 working days | Essential / Deluxe Carriers – 3 – 4 weeks | Wrap Conversions – 5 – 6 weeks

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Custom Carriers

Here at Melliapis we offer a bespoke service to convert your woven wrap into a full or half buckle  carrier, meh dai, podagei, buckle onbuhimo or ring sling.

If you’d like to try one of our carriers, you can search for your local sling library here.

How does it work?

Different Carrier Options

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Full Buckle Carrier Conversion from £85

For a complete full buckle carrier conversion, your wrap will need to be a minimum of 2.5 metres (however if you have a smaller piece of wrap fabric it can be used as the main panel of a carrier and we can provide any additional fabric for the reverse.)

The starting price for our full buckle carrier conversions is £85 and for this, your carrier will be fully reversible and have the following features:

  • Supportive lightly padded waistband, (width 4.5″ with 22″ webbing on each side)
  • Comfortable padded shoulder straps, (width 3.5″, Length 15″  with 22″ webbing on each side, petite 12″ straps available upon request)
  • Signature Melliapis topstitching on straps and waistband
  • Leg padding

Additional features such as hoods, toy loops, embroidery and/or applique can be added to your carrier.

***Postage will be charged at cost to return the carrier by special delivery and is generally between £8 and £11 depending on the weight of the carrier, or you can collect in person***

Half Buckle Carrier Conversion from £75

For a Half Buckle carrier, your wrap will need to be a minimum of 4 metres (due to the length of the straps) and again will be fully reversible. A half buckle carrier gives you the ease of a buckled waist as well as the flexibility you get from Meh Dai straps.

The starting price for our Half Buckle carrier conversions is £75 and for this, your carrier will be fully reversible and have the following features:

  • Padded Waistband, width 4.5″. (22″ Webbing on each side)
  • Wrap style shoulder straps, 2.2 metres long
  • Signature topstitching on waistband
  • Leg padding

Additional features such as hoods, toy loops, embroidery and/or applique can be added to your carrier.

***Postage will be charged at cost to return the carrier by special delivery and is generally between £8 and £11 depending on the weight of the carrier, or you can collect in person***

Meh Dai Carrier Conversion from £70

For a Meh Dai carrier your wrap will need to be a minimum of 4.5 metres (due to the length of the straps) and again will be fully reversible. A Meh Dai carrier is can be easily adjusted and offers lots of flexibility to get a comfortable fit for you and your child.

The starting price for our Meh Dai carrier conversions is £70 and for this your carrier will be fully reversible and have the following features:

  • Wrap style shoulder straps, half wrap width, 2.2 metres long
  • Wrap style waist straps, half wrap width, 75cm long. (Waistband is padded along the width of the body panel.)
  • Signature top stitching on waistband.
  • Leg padding

Additional features such as hoods, toy loops, embroidery and/or applique can be added to your carrier. 

***Postage will be charged at cost to return the carrier by special delivery and is generally between £8 and £11 depending on the weight of the carrier or you can collect in person***

Reverse Half Buckle Conversion from £80

For a Reverse Half Buckle carrier, your wrap will need to be a minimum of 3.5 metres (due to the length of the waist straps) and again will be fully reversible. A Reverse Half Buckle carrier is can be easily adjusted and offers lots of flexibility to get a comfortable fit for you and your child.

The starting price for our Reverse Half Buckle carrier conversions is £80 and for this, your carrier will be fully reversible and have the following features:

  • Supportive lightly padded waistband, (width 4.5″ with 30″ wrap style straps)
  • Comfortable padded shoulder straps, (width 3.5″, Length 15″  with 22″ webbing on each side, petite 12″ straps available upon request)
  • Signature Melliapis topstitching on straps and waistband
  • Leg padding

Additional features such as hoods, toy loops, embroidery and/or applique can be added to your carrier.

***Postage will be charged at cost to return the carrier by special delivery and is generally between £8 and £11 depending on the weight of the carrier or you can collect in person***

Essential Full Buckle from £70

You can provide your own fabric or purchase one of our wrap fabrics alongside this listing. We need at least 60cm x width of fabric for the panel.

With the essential carrier, the straps can be worn crossed or rucksack style and baby is always in view due to no hood.

The Melliapis Essential Carrier features our signature topstitching on the shoulder straps, and includes leg padding which makes for a comfier ride for baby.

No padding in the waistband means it can be easily cinched in for smaller babies using the strap provided.

As with all of our full buckle carriers it comes with dual adjustable buckles so it is easy to tighten when carrying baby on your front or back

The starting price for our Reverse Half Buckle carrier conversions is £70 and for this, your carrier will be fully reversible and have the following features:

  • 100% Oeko tex cotton (excluding webbing)
    Unstructured/unpadded waistband
    Easily cinched for smaller babies with the strap provided
    Available as a custom order in all sizes
    Folds up small for easy storage

Additional features such as hoods, toy loops, embroidery and/or applique can be added to your carrier.

***Postage will be charged at cost to return the carrier by special delivery and is generally between £8 and £11 depending on the weight of the carrier or you can collect in person***

Buckle Onbuhimo Conversion from £85

The Melliapis Buckle Onbuhimo features our signature topstitching on the shoulder straps and perfect fit adjusters on the shoulder straps to ensure a nice comfortable fit.

You can provide your own fabric or purchase one of our wrap fabrics alongside this listing. We need at least 60cm x width of fabric for the panel.

Leg padding makes for a comfier ride for baby.

As with all of our buckle carriers it comes with dual adjustable buckles so it is easy to tighten when carrying baby on your front or back.

The starting price for our Buckle Onbuhimo carrier conversions is £85 and for this, your carrier will be fully reversible and have the following features:

  • 100% Oeko tex cotton (excluding webbing)
  • Easily cinched for smaller babies with the strap provided
  • Available as a custom order in all sizes
  • Folds up small for easy storage
  • Great for quick back carries with a toddler
  • The straps can be unclipped and crossed over the caregiver’s back to allow a front carry (feels very similar to a kangaroo carry in a woven wrap)
  • No waistband so great for pregnant people as doesn’t interfere with bump
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Additional features such as hoods, toy loops, embroidery and/or applique can be added to your carrier.

***Postage will be charged at cost to return the carrier by special delivery and is generally between £8 and £11 depending on the weight of the carrier or you can collect in person***

Size Length
Size 1
2 - 2.2m
Size 2
2.5 - 2.7m
Size 3
3.1 - 3.3m
Size 4
3.7 - 3.9m
Size 5
4.2 - 4.4m
Size 6
4.6 - 4.9m
Size 7
5.2 - 5.4m
Size 8
5.5 - 5.8m

Carrier Sizes

Baby SizedNewborn to 18 months – body panel 16 inches wide (at the widest point) and 16 inches tall, not including the waistband.

Inbetween Baby/Toddler Sized12 months to 2 years – body panel 17 inches wide (at the widest point) and 17 inches tall, not including the waistband.

Toddler Sized18 months to 3 years–  body panel 18 inches wide (at the widest point) and 18 inches tall, not including the waistband.

Inbetween Toddler/Preschool Sized2.5 years – 4 years – body panel 19 inches wide (at the widest point) and 19 inches tall, not including the waistband.

Preschool Sized3 years – 5 years – body panel 20 inches wide (at the widest point) and 20 inches tall, not including the waistband.

All sizes are approximate and depend on the height and centile of the child.

Accessories

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Flat Hood - £12

Pixie Hood - £17

Melliapis Pixie Hood Baby Carrier Outline Drawing

Sweater Hood - £17

Ears (Sweater Hood) - £8

Dino Spikes (Sweater Hood) - £12

Suck Pads - £12

Custom Baby Carrier Action Shot

Chest Belt - £10

 

Embroidery - £15 p/h

 

Woven Wings Deathly Hallows Over The Rainbow Wrap Conversion Baby Carrier

Padded To Wrap Straps (Mei Dai only) - £20

Strap Length Adjusters - £10

Meh Dai Custom Baby Carrier

Need help?

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.
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 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.