Carrying your baby, or babywearing, not only helps you and your baby stay close but makes your life so much easier since you can move around hands free. With some basic sewing skills (or even no sewing at all) you can make your own baby sling, a DIY baby carrier.
Free instructions for a rebozo-style sling (tied around the adult) from Born to Love.
Free instructions for an adjustable sling from Maya Wrap.
Caution: if you make your own baby carrier, take great care to use only styles that are safe and to make your sewing secure. Keep your baby close enough to kiss. For more info on safe babywearing, see the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance or Babywearing International.