This tutorial is how to make a Rebozo Sling. A rebozo is a traditional mexican shawl, that is used throughout a woman’s life, from girlhood through to woman hood. It’s useful for babywearing, and pregnancy and labour massage. It’s also a great toy for little ones (Think pirate’s sash, flag, princess scarf, the ideas are endless)
To make a Rebozo, you’ll need.
- 250cm of a natural, breathable fabric (Feel free to choose something luscious, and colourful!)
- Sewing Machine (Or hand sew, if you like)
- Ready made fringe for the ends.
- Fold your fabric in half lengthwise, and mark it into thirds (Approx 84cm each third)
- Measure 37cm in the middle third and 30cm for each of the end thirds, and mark with tailors chalk (This is to give the rebozo a slightly tapered shape.
- Pin your fabric, and measure a line from the middle of the wide third to each of the narrow ones.
- Mark, and Cut your fabric
- Fold in the LONG raw edge, and top stitch it closed
- Sew a 2.5cm hem around the raw edges at the ends.
If you like, add a ready-made fringe to each of the ends.
There you have it, a nice simple rebozo sling.