Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nursing Cover

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!).

15 comments:

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

Such a cute and practical idea! Thanks for joining in on the first Thrilling Thursday linky party @ Paisley Passions. I hope you will join in again next week :)

~Lori

Rene' said...

Very clever! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie said...

i have made a few hooter hiders and have one in the works for myself...they are great gifts. she is going to love it.

mummastimetocreate said...

hmmm what a great idea!! Might have to give one of these a go myself. What did you use for the boning at the top?

Michelle (Lemonadegal) said...

I sew like that, too. I usually do better with my own idea than a pattern. This looks great!

Haylee said...

Great job!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Great work on making it yourself and you're right, that pattern may come in handy some day soon.

pinksuedeshoe said...

I wish I had been smarter when I was nursing and had made myself one of these. They are SO great!

Seams Inspired said...

Wish I'd had one of these when my babies were babies! Very nice! Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Michelle said...

I just love making nursing covers...Great Job :)

Meg said...

Great fabric! She'll love it and get TONS of use out of it! Great idea.

Melissa said...

I did one of these for my sister in law and she uses it all the time! I love your cute fabric. Great job and thanks for linking up.

Amy Walker said...

Looks like you've made a million! That's definitely something I want to try eventually! Thanks for sharing!!

amylouwho said...

I made one of these too. It's WAY cheaper! Your's looks great!

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Great job! I wish I had one of these when I nursed my children some years ago. I like the fabric you chose to make the cover!