Give-a-Gift 2018 - Bijou Wear  baby carrier

Give-a-Gift 2018

Regular price $ 6.00

Thanks for participating in the give-a-gift coolness, where you are purchasing Bijou fabric scrap with which to make a present for another participant. You work your creative magic, and mail out a handcrafted item to an assigned address -- in return receiving an item from another Bijou fan.

Small objects like a coin purse, headband, lunch bag, coffee mug rug or cuff, glasses case covered in scrap, pacifier clip, a wall hanging, etc. are the norm, though Bijou Buzzers have been known to do some intricate/imaginative things and the sky is the limit! (Though I might throttle you to a reasonable amount of scrap more in line with a smaller project.)

Please do not fret if you are not the world's best at sewing. The spirit of this project is to give without self consciousness and with love, to make something for a stranger to brighten their holiday season. But actually, the non-sewing projects are some of the most inventive and awesome at times! You will not exchange directly with anyone, so if what you get and give are quite different, it matters not -- no one will be comparing directly. 

Please check out here with 3 dollar domestic shipping. 

You will then receive an email link to a google document that will help us learn which scrap you might prefer and learn more about you so that, say, a caregiver of a preschooler won't get baby booties. 

The scrap will be in the mail to you by the beginning of October. Please ship your gift by the first part of December. This schedule helps keep the fun of this project without allowing the hectic end of the year to get in the way of your creative time. 

Have fun!

Disclaimer: Bijou Wear LLC accepts no responsibility for the workmanship, compliance, or safety of any homemade wrap scrap items. This is an exchange among people independent from Bijou Wear. The responsibility to use these items in a safe manner and be cautious about any and all hazards for your family is fully your own. 

Choosing a size woven wrap or ring sling for babywearing

 

Woven Wraps

If you do not know where to start, please read this page and also see our infographic for determining your "base" size HERE.

Woven wraps are long parallelograms of fabric. The size indicates the length along one rail (a long edge) as follows  (all plus or minus 0.1 meters):

Woven Wrap Size Chart Length Meters Baby Carrier for Babywearing

Size 2  =  2.7 meters  //  Size 3  =  3.2 meters  //  Size 4  =  3.7 meters  //  Size 5  =  4.2 meters  //  Size 6  =  4.7 meters  //  Size 7  =  5.2 meters  //  Size 8  =  5.7 meters  // Size 9  =  6.2 meters  //  Size 10 = 6.7 meters

Which size should you buy? 

Many people with a baby can do a front wrap cross carry (see the FWCC tutorial here) in a size 6 woven wrap, which means that person's "base" size is a 6. Larger frames, those with larger ribcages or busts, or those with big toddlers might be base 7 or 8 or 9, and smaller frames might be base 5 or occasionally base 4. However, any person can use any size woven wrap.

With a woven wrap, you can wear your baby or toddler in a variety of ways: on your front, hip, and/or back (instruction manual provided) -- and no need to "size up" as baby grows if you have a Bijou! We are also proud that any person can wear any size woven wrap Bijou makes (3 through 9, generally). The size simply determines the carries done by that person with that wrap.

There are hundreds of ways to babywear with a woven. A short wrap is nice for on-the-go. Long wraps are great for reinforcing passes that add support. Medium wraps are versatile; some love them for nursing in a front wrap cross carry tied under bum (see the FWCC TUB How To).

Shrinkage:

During its first bath your wrap will shrink slightly, which is normal. We cut the fabric so that it will shrink to the size that you ordered (within tolerances). 

ENJOY! See the included instructional booklet for carries specific to your purchase, find the same instructions at the how-to link above in the menu, or watch video tutorials HERE

Layaway Reserve-a-Wrap Bijou Wear Laybye

See just exactly what you want here in the shop but can't quite swing the full purchase price today? Let us put your name on it to reserve it just for you! 

Enter code RESERVE when you checkout, and you will pay only 30% of your total and shipping at that time. That first payment is non-refundable, but it reserves your item just for YOU!

You will receive an invoice for the remaining balance, which you can pay in whatever increments you like, on whatever schedule works for you, for the next 60 days. The invoice must be paid in full on its 60-day birthday. Paying off early is always fabulous, too! 

Upon payment in full, the item will ship to you! 

The fine print:

>>Watch your spam folder in case your invoice gets sent there. That first payment is non-refundable, and we would much rather have happy customers than a miscommunication! 

>>Make sure your email address is correct on your account here at BijouWear.com because the invoice will be sent via PayPal to that account. 

>>If something goes on sale or if you find a coupon code after your deposit, it cannot be retroactively applied. 

>>If you have a coupon code, the website cannot accept two codes at once, so please note it as you check out and the invoice will be adjusted accordingly. 



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