We need one meter of fabric (about 140 cm wide) for the body panel and the hood or 130 cm of baby wrap (65-70 cm wide, straight endings). If the baby wrap contains infrequent pattern that you would like to be seen on the body or the hood, it is recommended to send a longer piece. If you want all parts made from your fabric - for example a woven wrap - please contact us for more information.
We recommend cotton fabrics of medium stregth for the body panel. The fabric can also contain other natural fibers for example linen. The majority of the baby wraps on the market are suitable for the body panel - also thin wraps can be used. We will always add 2 extra layers of cotton to make the body panel stronger. You might want to choose denser or thicker fabrics for a toddler or a preschool size Wompat because the carrier will be more sturdy and carrying feels lighter. Very thin or easily dismantled baby wraps are not suitable for making the straps. New 100% cotton fabrics need not to be pre-washed but we recommend washing and ironing for all linen or linen blend fabrics and used baby wraps before sending them to us. Please contact us before sending your fabric so that we can make sure it is suitable for the Wompat Mei Tai.
You may also choose shorter or longer shoulder straps. The standard length of the shoulder straps is 200 cm. For small women also 180 cm straps might be long enough and for large parents we can make the straps for example 220 cm long. The waist band is 200 cm. It is also possible to make the waist strap in a buckle carrier style: with more heavy padding and fixation with a buckle.
The other features of the custom Wompat Mei Tai can not be modified. We can't for example change the design of the body part or the hood or add more padding.
If you are interested in a Custom made Wompat, please contact me by e-mail. For the special size straps we will charge 5 euros extra. The buckle waist will cost +10€.