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How to fix a Broken Thread in your woven wrap.

How to fix a broken thread in your woven wrap: If you have been following along with our series of  "How to care for your woven wrap" you will see that we are working our way down the list of common issues with woven wraps and the care for them. I hope that these have helped you along your way, and in your ownership of a woven wrap. This blog post will show you how to fix that dreaded and all too common broken thread, that so many fear. Please do not fear a broken thread!  One broken thread (even two or three) will not hurt you, your baby or the safety of the wrap. I will tell you later what would be a problem with broken threads in a woven wrap and what to look for. Ok, let's get started. First, grab your woven wrap and let's figure out what type of broken thread you're dealing with. Do you have two threads visible? If so, follow the first set of directions. This is a full broken thread and should be tied back together with one another. These threads

How to fix a pull in your woven wrap

How to fix a pull in a woven wrap      If you are just joining us. Welcome!!! Welcome to the best blog you will ever read, (hehe). We are currently doing a blog series called "How to care and fix that woven wrap of yours".  The first post was an introduction and gave you the run down on how to care for your woven wrap . From washing to ironing.      Our second post in this series was focused on "How to fix Thread Shifting" in a woven wrap. In that post I walked you thru both in photos and text how to treat and fix thread shifting.       Today we are going to focus on how to fix a pull in a woven wrap. A pull in a woven wrap is very common and to be honest so common it would be rare for someone not to have ever had one or get one during their babywearing journey. Pulls can very easily happen, anything from a broken nail to just taking it out of the package and it catching on just the right thing. Fixing a pull is a very tedious task and we are setting u

Meet the Marsupial Mamas Tester Crew

Meet our 2016 Tester Crew  for Marsupial Mamas, LLC Shannon: Hello! My name is Shannon and I am a New England based wrapper (and all around babywearer) that loves to write and try out different wraps.   My husband and I have three kids and three cats, just to keep things interesting! I have seen a lot of wraps come through my home as I am a serial churner and have been wrapping since September 2014.We get at least one “ups” every day here but typically more than that.   My little guy loves to go up in the afternoon after nap time and whenever we go out and about in the world. For technical stuff, my base is a size 5.5, being between bases is just, awesome.   I have used wraps anywhere from a size 2 to a size 7, haven’t ventured in to 8 territory yet!   My wrapee was born in early September 2014 and is 25 pounds and very tall, just like his Dada and big brother. That’s a little bit about me! I hope you enjoy my reviews and I would love to have your input/comments if you ha

First round of reviews are in!

Reviews are in! Baby-Doo: Reality of Wrapping's Baby-Doo Review Natibaby Monarchs: Britt Brown Marsh's Blog Review on Natibaby Monarchs Toto Wrap: Where The Watermelons Grow's review on Toto Wraps BabyMonkey Woven Wrap: Flower Babies review on BabyMonkey wraps Catbird Baby Pikkolo: Everything it is & everything it's not's Pikkolo review

How to fix thread shifting in a Woven Wrap

How to Fix Thread Shifting in a Woven Wrap      Thread shifting is where an area of the thread "shifts". This can make a weak spot in the wrap or can create a gap. Thread shifting is very common in thinner wraps or wraps that have a loose weave. And it can also be done by holding your wrap too hard while wrapping or tugging on your wrap. Thread shifting is fixable. The following picture shows thread shifting in a woven wrap. Thread Shifting in a Woven Wrap 1) Take a sewing needle and use it to gently slide the threads straight back in their correct lines, gently pulling diagonally to edge them back in straight.  You will follow the line pattern of the rest of the wrap and will be able to tell when they are in their correct spot. Work from one side to center Opposite side towards center This is what it should look like when done. You will want to get those threads as close to each other as you can: Final, after shifting back into pla

The start of the most amazing blog series you will ever want to read.....How to take care and fix that woven wrap of yours!

Washing your Woven Wrap       We see questions like this all the time on the babywearing forums. Is this normal? Is this safe? Can I fix this? How do I fix this? What in the world is this?  Is this considered a flaw? Well, I'm going to do a whole series with step by steps instructions. Let's squash the myths out there surrounding all of this. Let's hold each others hands as we learn. 1- Caring/washing your woven wrap 2- How to fix Thread Shifting in your woven wrap 3- How to fix a Pull in a woven wrap 4- How to fix a Broken Thread in a woven wrap 5- Is this normal? In this blog we will go over the definition of a flaw. What is considered a flaw in the babywearing world. And we will discuss skipped threads, tie off's/weaver knots,  flaws and second quality. We did an amazing blog post before called "What to expect with your Woven Wrap", please start reading  here . This has some great photos to show you what could be the issue with your woven wrap.

New Year, New Beginnings

Happy New Year from all of us at Marsupial Mamas!                  As the new year begins, there are many new and exciting things heading to Marsupial Mamas, LLC.  We will be expanding our product line, adding new designs, and we have many creative ideas!    Something new that you we are extremely excited about, is that Marsupial Mamas will now be offering Babywearing 101 classes, consultations, advanced classes, workshops and more!           As many of you know Jilliane and Tabitha have been teaching babywearing in their local areas for many years now.  And if any of you have had the privilege of being in one of their classes or have been taught at one of the expos, you definitely know that it's a passion  of theirs.  In early December they both were trained by the Center for Babywearing Studies! Be sure to follow our events on the Facebook page , to know where the Koala Mamas will be next! We'd love to hear from you!   Comment below and tell us