This was definitely not a project I ever wanted to sew. Natalie broke her arm sledding on Black Friday (maybe next year we’ll go shopping instead – it’s a bit safer maybe? haha.) Of course the broken arm wasn’t a planned event, but when the doctor said she was in-between sling sizes and handed us the navy blue standard issue sling — my DIY mind set in motion.
She was in pain when we first got home but the next day I had her pick out a couple fabrics. And who wouldn’t love a Jeni original? This was made with just 3 fat quarters from Jeni‘s newest collection – Geometric Bliss.
Natalie picked her favorites and it wasn’t very long until I had it quilted and bound and back on her arm. I just wanted this to a be a little fun in her day, something to comfort her. Like a big mom hug all day long. She has since been the hit of the Orthopedics waiting room. All the nurses kept telling her how awesome the sling is. I wish I could make slings for all those little broken bones.
A couple details if you ever happen to need a super cool sling: I used the sling we got as a template, and reused it’s comfortable and adjustable strap. I used a seam ripper and removed the strap from the old sling. It was made like a quilt – quilting cotton/ batting/quilting cotton all quilted together. Then I cut out the sling shape, sewed up the elbow seam, and bound it with double fold bias tape. Lastly I reattached the strap.