How to Make Your Own Mesh Water Ring Sling


Summertime is fast approaching!

Soon, you’ll be able to take a refreshing dip in the pool, attend lakeside barbecues and feel the sand between your toes at the beach.

What’s a mama to do with her infant when she wants to enjoy the water? Here’s a simple DIY idea to make your own ring sling that even a stumbling seamstress can manage it!

How to Make a Ring Sling


2-2.5 yards of athletic mesh fabric, which is a type of material that is breathable, you can often find in basketball shorts.

A set of sling rings, which you can order from SlingRings for about $3. I ordered a sampler set of the nylon rings to test which size worked best for my sling, and I settled on the small ones.

Optional item: A sewing machine and/or needle and thread. Hem the sling makes it sturdier and easier to adjust, but this is unnecessary.


Step 1: Lay the mesh on the floor and cut it in half lengthwise. This will allow you to make two slings: one for you and one for a friend!

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