Saturday, June 28, 2014

Nursing Cover

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Even before I was pregnant, I knew there were many things that I wanted to make for our babies. One of them happened to be a nursing cover. I plan on nursing for at least the first year (if all goes well!), and wanted something to cover up when in public. I wanted to be able to pick out my own material, and I wanted it to go all the way around instead of just the front like the ones you can find in any store selling baby items. One day, I stumbled upon this nursing cover tutorial and fell in love! It fit the criteria that I wanted: to have boning in the front, to go all the way around, and to have elastic instead of a "D" hook so that I wouldn't have to worry about adjusting it/coming loose, etc. I do love this nursing cover as well- mainly because of the material. I also love the idea of an infinity scarf being a nursing cover. I have seen various ones online, but then also this one at Babies R Us. Well, last fall, Hubby game me an infinity scarf from Lululemon, like this one, and I think it will be perfect as an additional option. I actually have two of the Vinyasa scarves, one in pink and one in grey/black that I tend to wear everyday in the chilly weather.

I went to JoAnn's and got my patterned material (I already had enough material of the accent color), boning, and elastic. After I got my pieces cut, the cover was pretty easy to make. I think the hardest part was sewing the boning in place. I originally sewed it in backwards then had to take it out and flip it over. The only other modification I made was to shorten the elastic. After I fed the elastic through, I tried on the nursing cover and it was falling off so I just shortened the elastic and called it a day. I didn't add any coordinating ribbon- I just didn't feel like adding more "flare" to my cover.

Overall, I am happy with it. I still need to wash it- but the material was pre-washed so I don't expect much shrinkage. The colors are perfect- purple and teal/aqua. I love the material- and it was on sale! Total, I spent about $10- which is only a few bucks cheaper than the store bought ones, but this is totally me, and totally worth it!




What do you all think?

13 comments:

  1. You are very talented. Super cute. I hope you are able to use it comfortably.

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    1. Thanks! I really enjoyed making this, although it's not the easiest to get situated in! I'm still working on it.

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    1. Thanks! I am not a pink kind of girl, but I love purple!

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    1. They definitely are! I am confident to nurse in public with these things!

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  4. Much cheaper than the ones I bought on Etsy!

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    1. I never even thought to look on Etsy! I bet there are super cute ones on there!

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  5. I love the gorgeous, bold colors and the patterns. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! I have a little bit of material left that I have to figure out what I want to make with it!

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    1. I will work on getting a picture of that! I'll have to get Hubby to take it.

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  7. That is a beautiful nursing cover. It looks on the small side though; maybe do it with a little more fabric?
    Estelle

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