DIY Nursing Cover

DIY Nursing Cover

I had a nursing cover with the girls but lost it when we moved out here. I did not want to register for another one so I decided to make my own. I found a tutorial on Pinterest. Here is the tutorial that I used Tada Creations Nursing Cover Tutorial.

I modified her directions just a little to make it work better for me. I used three different materials. The major material was the soft chevron gray and white material (I used for his crib teething rail). This material I cut a 34.5″ W x 19.5″ H piece. I then used a material left over from when I made the shopping cart covers with for the girls. This material was teal, black, gray, and white. I cut a 34.5″ W x 6.5″ H piece of this material. The third material I used a small binding ribbon in black.

I stitched the first two materials together using a cross stitch on my sewing machine. After stitching the two pieces together, I stitched a 1/2 inch seam around the entire cover.

The next step was to take the black ribbon and cover the seam between the two fabrics.

I then made a 1 1/2″ seam at the top of the cover. I stitched that seam together so that I could thread a piece of baby elastic into the top piece. This gives a little bunch to the top and allows for more coverage. I used a 30″ piece of elastic.

The next step was to add a tailored look to the cover. I wanted to allow for a little more coverage but with a decorative feel so I stitched every 6 inches a 12 inch seam to taper the cover.

 

My final step was to make the strap for the neck piece. I used the second material cut into a 15″ L by 3″ W.  Then I folded my strap in half and stitched the edges together. I then took a piece of baby elastic and thread it through the strap. I used about 12” L of the material. You can use more or less depending on how much you feel you need. I liked it really bunchy together. Then I stitched the two ends of this strap to the cover about 4″ from each end.

 

Here is the final product.

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