Due to an order snafu I ended up with some free cotton canvas. I am due with #2 this summer an thought a mei tai would be a good idea, so here is my first attempt. The pattern I drafted seems a bit big, luckily I have enough fabric to make more then one.
Black body/ties - light weight canvas
Decretive fabric - Ikea hippo print cotton
Padding - scrap sweat shirt fleece.
See photos for progress
Done! Fits my 3 year old well but I do think it is a bit big for an infant. May look at adjusting the body measurements a bit.
Update: The wee boy is here! I did end up making a slightly smaller one and it has been fantastic. I have a little boy who does not want to be put down so having a light weight carrier has been a life saver. Heck I’m typing while wearing him now.