Tip Tuesday- Braiding a Wrap

By K

 

Today we will talk about what is known as breaking in a wrap.  Since our lending library has recently acquired some great new wraps we will talk about what we can do to soften a wrap to make it easier to wrap with.  There are a few methods you can use to start the process.  First you can wash your wrap according to the manufacturers care tag.  You can steam iron your wrap once or more times, this really helps with the process.  You can employ what is known as “butt-magic” which means you sit on the wrap whenever you can, on the couch, in the car or even at night in the bed.  Another method is called braiding your wrap.  You can braid and unbraid your wrap while watching TV or any time you have a free minute.

Start by getting your new beautiful wrap. This is our recent acquisition, an Ellevill Zara Blossom.  This particular wrap is soft right out of the box although not all new wraps will feel like this.

Starting at one end make a small loop around your hand

Bring the material back over the loop.

Then pull it through the space your hand was in.

It should look like this now.

You then take the long side and pull another loop through the previous loop

I like to stick my hand right through the hole created to pull the fabric through.

Half way there, it should start to look like this. This is similar to doing a Daisy chain stitch in crochet

And the finished braided wrap!  I have just curled it into a circle here.

This is also a great way to store your wrap.  To unbraid you just need to pull the END tail and it will quickly unravel without getting stuck.  Now you are ready to wear it or braid it again.