I heard that my niece needed a nursing cover for feeding Audrey out in public or when she just needed some privacy.
Never having made one of these, I purchased a pattern ($14.99!!!) which I didn't use. I did read the directions and made my own design/plan for putting it all together.
The best thing about it is that it has boning at the top so the mom can look down (and no one else can see her business) and check on the nursing baby. It ties around the mom's neck and is very lightweight, so it is comfy (Yes, I wore it around because I was afraid the tie might be uncomfortable).
I used a coordinating print to line the cover...I was given directions to keep the colors quiet, browns and blues. It took only a yard of each
the lining and the outside and 14" of boning which is about $1. I got the fabric half off at JoAnn's.
You can see the boning here sticking out from the hanger.
This is the pattern I bought and really didn't use! It does have a really neat sling that is sized to the age/weight of the baby. I might make one of those in the future.
I googled nursing covers and found all sorts of brands (funny names like Hooter Hiders, Peanut Shell covers, Udder Covers...most of them start between $35-$50, so I still thought I did OK even considering the $15 pattern!).