Two new Zippy Flippies

Lots of people have been asking me for Zippy bags – but with a flap :LOL:

So here are pics of the latest two….

Katy’s bag has a map theme- complete with a machine embroidery of a compass on the front flap 😀

Kat's map themed Onbag Zippy-with-a-flap

Katy’s map themed Onbag Zippy-with-a-flap

The black cord contrasts beautifully with the jewel tones of the Amy Butler Lark fabric :)

The black cord contrasts beautifully with the jewel tones of the Amy Butler Lark fabric 🙂

it’s my Summer holidays – so I am giong to keep this post short and sweet- as my children are back at school in just over a week- and I feel the need to watch a nice DVD with them and eat cake :LOL:

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Tying Tuesday – a second way rings with an Onbag baby or Classic

Oh dear – if someone was to give me a grade for my ability to blog regularly, it wouldn’t be a very good one :LOL:

Tying Tuesday came and went last week, and I completely forgot all about it :eek!:

So – many apologies to those of you who were waiting for the alternative way to use slings on your regular Onbag :hangsheadinshame:

Anyway, without further ado, here are the photos 🙂

Thread the rings onto one of the straps.

Thread the rings onto one of the straps.

Now loop the shoulder strap back and thread it through the Onbag loop at the bottom of the bag.

Now loop the shoulder strap back and thread it through the Onbag loop at the bottom of the bag.

Tie the strap around the Onbag loop. you should only need a single knot here really, not a double one ;)

Tie the strap around the Onbag loop. you should only need a single knot here really, not a double one 😉

Now the sling rings are securely attached to the Onbag 🙂

I expect that most of you can do the next bit without me needing to tell you, as it’s just the same way that you thread a ring sling 😉 But since I am trying to be thorough, I’ll go through it anyway 😉

Take your other strap (the long one that hasn’t been threaded through anything yet 😉 )

Now thread it through both rings.

Spot the different Onbag ;)

Spot the different Onbag 😉

Finally, loop this strap back through one of the rings. It should look a bit like a climber’s harness 😉

The rings lock the strap into place, and hold it there firmly.

The rings lock the strap into place, and hold it there firmly.

Now you are ready to pop your Onbag over your shoulder, and load it up!

Hints and tips:

If you are back carrying, you might want to leave the strap quite long and wear it underneath your carrier. you can tighten it up a little once your baby is secure on your back 🙂

You don’t need to keep the rings in the corsage position if you don’t want to. You can let the bag dangle down if it’s more comfy for you, and the rings just make it easier and quicker to adjust the strap length 😉

Tying Tuesday – using rings with an Onbag classic or baby

I have been thinking about writing a feature post about different ways to tie your Onbag for a while, as it’s a question that always seems to pop up :LOL:  Onbags are a bit like wraps – you can tie them in so many different ways, depending on how you are carrying your child, whether it is a quick pop to the shops or an all-day hike 😉

So when Ruth contacted me a few days ago about using Sling Rings with her Onbag Classic, I decided to grab the nettle and start a regular series of posts.

This is how to use Sling Rings with your ordinary Onbag Classic or Baby. (The Zippy has special loops that make the whole process a bit more streamlined – but it’s still out being tested, so you’ll have to wait for that :p)

1. Thread two sling rings onto the strap of your Onbag.

Thread on your rings.

Thread on your rings.

2. Now tie a knot in your strap, ao that they loops are held in position. You might find that you need to do a double knot if your fabric is a little slippy….otherwise, a single knot should be fine 😉

Tie a knot in your strap

Tie a knot in your strap

3. Tuck away the remainder of the long strap into the body of your Onbag. that way, it won’t keep flapping around and annoy you :LOL:

Tuck away your strap.

Tuck away your strap.

4.  Now thread your other strap through the rings! Ta-dah 🙂

Thread you other strap through the rings, and pop on your bag!

Thread you other strap through the rings, and pop on your bag!

I’d really like to know how you all get on with this – please let me know!

And any action pics would just be fantastic 😉

Next Tying Tuesday will be another one with Sling rings – but this time using the Onbag loops 😉 See you all then!