After we made a connection and chatted on a few different occasions I decided that I wanted to give her a ring sling as her baby gift. If you look on etsy or any number of stores you can find the price range for ring slings to be astronomical...however, with a sewing machiene and the right instructions this is a simple undertaking that will mean the world to a mama.
First and foremost is getting the right quality rings. These are seamless and weight tested rings that I only purchase at www.slingrings.com (I have no affiliation with this company, I just love their products). The sets are $5.95 each but I always order at least 3 because there is always a baby shower to go to and I can save on shipping that way.
Secondly, I just followed the instructions I found on the slingrings site...this is the shoulder type I use with photo tutorial here... As for the material, since this baby will be worn all summer I wanted something light, but sturdy so linen was my go to choice. (Don't use a stretchy or jersey fabric). It is so simple then just hemmng the 4 sides and pleating and sewing the shoulder!