Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nursing Cover Tutorial

Here it is!  I promised to write up a tutorial after I teased you with the baby shower gift I made.  This makes a great gift to anyone expecting a baby.  I made a few for myself when I was pregnant.  They make nursing so much more comfortable.

Nursing Cover 
You need:
1 yard of fabric
1 1/3 yard woven interfacing
15 inches of wired boning
2 D-rings

Cut fabric
36" wide X 24" long- for the main part of the cover (cut interfacing the same size, you will have to piece it together)
2.5" wide X 29 " long- for the long strap
2.5 wide  X 7" long- for the short strap

1.  Iron the interfacing on to the fabric.
2.  Roll the edges under and pin the 2 sides and bottom.

3. On the top edge roll the fabric under just as you did on the sides but place the boning in the center and roll the fabric around it and pin.
(make sure the boning is centered and completely covered)
Sew around the whole piece.

 5.  Iron and pin the long strap.  Iron the piece of fabric in half, then fold the edges in and iron and pin. Sew down both sides.

 6.  Repeat with the short strap.

7.  Pin the straps to the top right where the boning ends.

8.  Sew straps.  I made 2 sewing lines and went back and forth a few times.

9.  Attach the D-rings to the short strap.
(sew some stitches as close as you can to the D-rings so the strap doesn't slip out.)


Sam W. said...

i definitely need to make this for my friend!!

love your blog :)

Rachael said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Would love to see you at my weekend linky party :)

Cristina said...

This is great! My sister in law is expecting and this will make a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing.

Cristina from

Stacy Risenmay said...

I love that fabric!!!

Brooke Douglass said...

I absolutely love these and will be making some if i have another baby! Thank u so much, brooke
Girl Boy Girl Inspired

Rachael said...

Thanks so much for linking up! Hope to see you again!

Mariel@ said...

Thank you for the TUTORIAL! i need to make me one of these! I am almost due!!

Come link it over at

I am also having a giveaway for ITHINKSEW.COM!

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