Is batik cotton good to make a DIY wrap?

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  1. ThunderPearls

    ThunderPearls Mum to 1 cheeky monkey!

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    Found a beautiful print from a fabric shop online which I would love to make a wrap out of. Is batik cotton durable enough/correct weave for a wrap or even a ring sling?
     
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    MommyJogger Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what you want out of the carrier. If you can contact the store and ask about the weave, you'll have your answer. Batik is usually linen, which should work fine for both of those, but I've seen a couple where the fabric was a weird jersey-type thin knit and you might not want something as stretchy as your baby gets older.
     
  3. ThunderPearls

    ThunderPearls Mum to 1 cheeky monkey!

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    Thanks :) I'll see if I can phone or even email them, its an online store so I can't go in and see it before I buy unfortunately :( maybe I can get them to send a sample or something...

    I asked this question on a fb group and someone mentioned it was too thin and also dug in :( ... But then on te same group later on, someone posted that they had just bought batik material for a wrap :S so maybe they found the thicker kind?!

    I don't want anything stretchy at all... Is batik stretchy!? I had no idea lol I am pretty clueless at this! I just found an adorable pattern so wanted to buy it! Its a blue fabric with light blue script running down it of the 'ten little monkeys jumping on the bed' nursery rhyme! Its so cute and I sing it to my LO all the time!
     
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    MommyJogger Well-Known Member

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    Batik is a way of describing a dye technique. It can be done to several different types of cotton, some woven and some stretchy, so it's difficult to tell which yours will be. If you contact them, you could probably just ask if the material is knit or woven. Knit is stretchy, woven materials are not. You could also ask about the weight of the fabric if you wanted to know about its thickness, but it's hard to say what weight you'd be comfortable with in a wrap
     

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