For example, check out THIS ONE. If I were going to buy one, this would be it. How cool is it that you can totally design the whole thing, and it's not like the lame FAO Schwartz design your own muppet, where they only had three things you could choose- there are so SOOOO many different fabrics you can choose. And, my favorite part, they have a good number of AMY BUTLER fabrics!
But I'm too tight to part with $80 for something I can make for, say, $6.12. Or how much I paid for the fabric for this one!
Here's a picture of the fabric before I cut it since the picture of me wearing the Mai Tei isn't all that good (I need to get some pictures taken when someone's actually home to take them for me:)
It's a really simple concept- two layers sewn together with four double layer straps (two sticking out at an angle and two sticking out straight), then turned. Kind of like making a pillow with straps. But my dimensions aren't quite right. My square needs to be narrower and possibly contoured (so it doesn't cut into the kids' legs- I may even pad that area), and possibly a little taller. And all four of my straps need to be longer. I have some more of the same fabric, so I may just partially take this one apart and add to it. But I got some more cheap upholstery fabric so I may just make myself a new one. The only problem is I don't like the new stuff nearly as well as I like this print, and I couldn't find any more of this print ANYWHERE. I need to check ebay. But I don't know the brand or the name of the pattern or anything (the selvage didn't say anything) so it may be kind of hard.