Monday, June 14, 2010

Baby Gifts Part 2- Nursing Covers

Part 2 of our baby gifts are these super cute nursing covers. I made these for myself with my boys and I love them. These covers do not have the boning in the top. You could probably add it if you wanted to, but I never liked the idea that some creeper could walk behind me and look down through the hole.. I know that would probably never happen, but these are the thoughts that go through my head.

These are really simple. All you need is 2 different fabrics (or you could do the same...) about a yard each.
This part I just kind of roughed. The dimensions you want to cut are 41" across and 25" tall. The shape is like an oval that has one side pulled out a little farther (see the pic :D). Lay the fabric one on top of the other and cut the fabric to this shape.
Next, fold the cutout in half and cut a half circle out for the head hole.
Open up the fabric and then cut a slit through the top to open up the circle.
Now, making sure that the right sides are together, sew around the edges of the entire cover.
Make sure to leave one of the ends open. I start sewing at the top, go all the way around and then down into the head hole, and end it on the other edge to leave the opening.
Then turn the cover right side out through the opening.
And once it is all flipped through, iron it to flatten around the edges.
Now take the open end and fold it about half an inch to the inside.
And tuck the sewn end into the opening.
Sew down to close it up.
Now sew again just around the edges of the nursing cover.
And that's it. I can usually whip one of these out in about 30 minutes. Like I said, super easy, any beginner sewer can manage one of these an I love that you can flip the cover to fit your mood. (You know, just in case you have flower moods, or polka dot moods :D
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The Sewist said...

This is super great love the fact that it reversible and totally covers you up so you can nurse in peace :)

Great i will defintely be adding this to my to sew list

Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

Laura said...

I'm not a mommy yet so I had never seen these. They are so smart (and pretty too)!

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Yycien said...

Thanks for sharing all of the cute ideas! My niece will surely love these cute nursing covers, a perfect baby gift for her! It was simple, easy, fun, and cute to make!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

I love the fabrics you used!
Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related No.11!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This project made me heart go pitter pat. Well done.

FineArtPainting said...

great tutorial.

do link it up:

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Everyday Mom Ideas said...

Great blog you have here! I love all the nifty ideas!

Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity said...

Love the fabric and your tutorial. I never liked any of the bought nursing covers because they weren't roomy enough. I'll definitely try making one when the time comes for baby #2. Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! I really appreciate it! ☺

Lanie Ree said...

I've never seen one like this before! It looks a lot more worry-free than the usual covers.

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Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

These turned out darling! I love how they are reversible for when they get dirty!! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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