So my friend Anna is having her second baby. This is shocking to me as we had our first babies a few weeks apart and I cannot fathom having two now, but anyway, she wants a nursing cover. So I made her one.
Purchasing one of these things pre-made is outrageously expensive considering how simple they are to make. Learn how to make your own nursing cover after the jump…
And thanks for the post Grosgrain!
DIY Nursing Cover Tutorial
1. Wash, iron and cut your fabric. A yard will do it. I used Paula Prass Summer Soiree chevron in leaf green (still available here). You need three pieces.
26″X38″ for the cover
30″x3″ for one side of the strap
10″X3″ for the other side of the strap
You also need a piece of boning 14″ long (i bought one foot and they threw in the two inches) – you can get this at any fabric store for about 50 cents – and a set of d-rings, also about 50 cents.
2. Take the strap pieces and fold them in half, right sides facing:
sew them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance:
3. Turn them inside out with a loop turner or like so. Insert a safety pin to one side:
Feed it back in on itself:
Work it through until it turns:
3. Now take one edge of each strap and fold it over 1/4″ and iron:
On the short strap, grab your d-rings and fold the fabric over them and pin like so:
On the other strap, just fold over and sew: