Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nursing Cover...

I bought this fun fabric to make a car seat tent, but was quickly told by my Mom that I couldn't make it (she was already making me one). So I had two yards of fabric, and didn't know what to do with it. After some time, I decided to make a new nursing cover. I followed Sew Much Ado's tutorial (with a few changes of my own).

1 rectangle 28 inches x 40 inches (main body)
1 rectangle 3 1/4 inches x 10 inches (strap that attaches to D rings)
1 rectangle 3 1/4 inches x 26 inches (strap)
16 inch boning
2 1 inch D rings
2 4 inch triangular pieces for the pockets
*Note, you can use coordinating fabric for the straps/pockets if you'd like, but you don't have too.
Fold in half and sew along the open edge 1/4 inch in.
I decided to use a coordinating fabric for the straps.
Take the shorter piece and slip it through the D rings. Fold in half, and sew as close to the D rings as possible. (I sewed a 1/4 inch around the outside of the strip to keep it from moving much).
On the long piece, leave one end open and sew a curve to close it off. Cut off the excess fabric after you've sewn it. This creates a nice point when you turn it inside out. For a better picture check out Sew Much Ado's site.
At this point, I took my large rectangle (forgot to take a picture of this), and hemmed the edges by folding the sides and bottom edge 1/4 inch, ironing and folding it over 1/4 inch again. I didn't the edges until the very end.
*Note: At this point, I only folded the top over once because you add the boning before folding over again (directions below).
I wanted to add some pockets to the bottom corners of the cover for binky's or whatever else I wanted to put in there. My triangle ended up being 4 inches from point to the flat edge bottom.
I hemmed the flat part of the triangle only, and placed the pointed side into the corner of the cover underneath the hem. (I made two of these, one for each corner).
Fold over once, and place boning in the top/center of the fabric (I folded the fabric in half to know where the center was). Sew along the top part of the boning. Now fold the fabric over again, but do not sew it up yet.
Place strap right next to the boning. Put raw edges underneath the fold, and flip the strap up before sewing it in place.
Place the longer stap on the other side of the boning,and do the same thing as the other side. Once straps are pinned in place, sew along the bottom. Finish sewing all the hemmed edges closed.
Here is the finished pocket all sewn in.The finished product.


  1. Super cute!! I might have to make one of those when I have another kiddo!

  2. You are so crafty, for some reason I didn't know you had this blog I love it!!