I wanted to gift a darling wonderful friend of mine a baby carrier for her and her wee little baby. Her daughter is on the smaller side, so I figured a ring sling or a stretchy wrap might do her best since they are both new to babywearing and I always found ring slings and stretchy wraps easier to use when first starting out. I happened to have a beautiful blue stretchy material up in our closet so I pulled it out and it was the perfect length and perfect width. And now that I knew my sewing machine had a stretch setting on it, I was giddy with excitement. Ofcourse, you do not need to hem a stretchy wrap if you dont want too since it doesnt fray.. but it does add that nice finished look to it.