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04 May 2008 @ 09:35 am
Podaegi Patterns  
Does anyone know of a good (and easy as I'm a beginner) pattern for a Podaegi online? Doesn't have to be free.

Also, does anyone know where to get rings for slings? My friend wants to make an onbuhimo, but doesn't know where to get the rings.
Current Location: Chicago, IL
Current Mood: curiouscurious
Janine: dolphinrubycrab on May 4th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Can't help on the pattern, but slingrings.com is a good source for the rings. I have a pair of black plastic rings from there I'd like to part with if your friend is interested.
Belnollimetangere on May 4th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks for that. I think she wants to use metal ones though.
Carolynnoquidion on May 4th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)
I've purchased metal rings at hardware stores before. I used them for the ends of a hammock, so I'm sure they would be strong enough for a sling, and I noticed they come in many sizes.
Little BuhNee: baby wearinglittlebuhnee on May 4th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
I've done the same. A lot cheaper, too.
Sarahsarahinajar on May 4th, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
I cannot help with the pattern but I do have a podegi that I want to get right of. I do not like it for us, it is brand new.
Bekaheuonym on May 4th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)
any pics?
Sarahsarahinajar on May 4th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
I will post one tomorrow, my digital camera batteries are charging. I will post it in here.
Belnollimetangere on May 4th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Do you have a pic? I shouldn't really. I will make one anyway even if I buy one. But I find it hard to resist a bargain:)
Sarahsarahinajar on May 4th, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
See the above comment :-)
Katiraedragonlily on May 4th, 2008 07:22 pm (UTC)
I've had a lot of luck with Jan Andrea's patterns at SleepingBaby.net. Here's her pattern for a podaegi, and it looks to be just as easy to follow as her patterns for other carriers.

You can order sling rings from slingrings.com. They're very reasonably priced, come in a rainbow of colors, and are safety tested very thoroughly. Here is their information on the safety testing that the rings undergo. They are smooth, light, and non-toxic. I would really recommend those over hardware store rings because they are specifically designed for baby carriers. They do not have welds, which can be irritating and unsafe on a baby carrier. Welds afford the opportunity for sharp edges that can catch on fabric, or worse, skin. They are also a weak point in the ring, no matter how firmly welded they are.