Frequently Asked Questions.

  • How long a wrap piece should I send you to have it redone as a ringsling?
  • Length requirements for ring slings. 
  • Can you please explain what a floating shoulder is?
  • How can I get my hands on a Taylors Babywearing Bag?
  • How do I order a be-spoke handbag?  (e.g leather or cork Brooklyn Bag or Celestia etc)
  • Can I have a bag using tweed or vegan leather?
  • Do you have any ready made items?
  • How long will it take to get my order?
  • Will I get a shipping notification and tracking number?
  • I'm ordering as a gift, would you gift wrap?
  • Do you make scarfs or anything else from wraps?
  • Can a wrap be sent direct from a third party?
  • Wrap Size Guide.

 

How long a wrap piece should I send you to have it redone as a ringsling?
This really depends on the desired shoulder style and finished length required, for example though a standard length ring sling I would normally need 2.2m this increases to 2.4m for a floating shoulder style though. I'm more than happy to work measurements out though if you're unsure. As a rule I require a size 6 in order to get 2 ring slings from one wrap but it can sometimes be done with a size 5.

Length requirements for ring slings
A Short Ring Sling (Approx. 1.8m) requires 2 metres of wrap or up to 2.15m if floating
A Standard Ring Sling (approx. 2m) requires 2.2 metres of wrap or up to 2.35m if floating
A Long Ring Sling (approx. 2.2m) requires 2.4 metres of wrap or up to 2.55m if floating
An Extra Long Ring Sling (approx. 2.4m) requires 2.6 metres of wrap or up to 2.75m if floating

If the taper direction is not compatible to shoulder / longest rail not at the top. I will require an additional 20-25cm to correct this problem, if the fabric allowance will not allow for this then the longest taper will be at the bottom rail.
Floating shoulders can be done at different lengths on request but as standard the Jean (aka wings) pleat is done at 8" Rose pleat at 10" & all other shoulder styles at 12"

Can you please explain what a floating shoulder is ?
The term floating shoulder refers to the length from the rings to the hem (triple sewing line). Anything up to 6" in length from rings to hem is considered a standard shoulder, anything from 8-12" is then classed as a "floating" shoulder. The beauty of the floating shoulder is that it creates a cushier cup over the shoulder area, due to the extra distance from rings to hem. The positioning it naturally creates encourages the sling rings to sit higher up on your shoulder, which in turn makes it easier to achieve a good positioning more consistently.

How can I get my hands on a Taylors  Babywearing  Bag?
Orders for simple wrap converversion babywearing bags are simply placed within the website shop, however if you have specific requirements like custom embriodery or to use corduroy (or indeed any other fabric conbination) you can fill out a requirements form and we can discuss ideas, generate a quote, and once that is accepted I can set up a custom order you. 

How do I order A be-spoke Handbag?    (e.g leather or cork Brooklyn Bag or Celestia)
Orders can be taken via the shop or you can get in touch for a more personalised quote and custom order.

Can I have a bag using tweed or vegan leather?
Yes, of course you can. You can even have a bag made from an old sentimental item of clothing, the options are endless including vegan leather and canvas. I'm always more than happy to discuss any ideas you may have.

Do you have any ready made items?
I normally have a small selection of ready made bags and other items for sale in the shop.

How long will it take to get my order?
Ring sling conversions & wrap chopping orders are always dispatched within 10 days of my receiving the wrap & ring colour choice etc (turnaround time is normally only 1-5 working days though). I aim to dispatch all smaller custom orders (wrap scrap creations) within 14 days and  bags can be up to 12+weeks during busy times, so please do check the diary for current lead times.

Will I get a shipping notification and tracking number?
I send out shipping notifications but not tracking numbers as I use a drop & go service at the post office to save time and it can sometimes be more than a fortnight before I collect the tracking details so as a rule the order is with you by then anyway. I can update you on tracking details etc if there is a possibilty your parcel is delayed or lost, but please don't ask unless you have waited more than 14 days for your parcel as I do not have these details to hand.

I'm ordering as a gift, would you gift wrap?
Yes of course I will, I'm more than happy to help so just ask ;-)

Do you make scarfs or anything else from wraps?
I do make various wrap scrap items that are easily ordered via the Website shop and I'm open to custom orders.

Can a wrap be sent direct from a third party?
Yes! I am very happy to accommodate this so you can simply add my address to the shipping details etc and place the order as you normally would do.

Wrap Size Guide
The measurements below can be used as a general guide towards determining the size of a wrap.

Size 1 .. 2.1 – 2.2 m  
Size 2 .. 2.6 – 2.7 m
Size 3 .. 3.1 – 3.2m
Size 4 .. 3.6 – 3.7 m
Size 5 .. 4.1 – 4.2 m
Size 6 .. 4.6 – 4.7 m
Size 7 .. 5.1 – 5.2 m
Size 8 .. 5.6 - 5.7 m