you may laugh at the title, but it’s so true.
My daughter’s first word was BOO
short for BOOB! So many people are embarrassed by nursing
moms except for the perverts that are trying to sneak a peek. Even some of the mom’s themselves are
embarrassed. I was a bit timid with my
first child, but it didn’t last long. My
first daughter was born in 2005 and you really couldn’t find a lot of nursing
covers back then. It seems so long ago,
but really eight years isn’t that long . . . then again it seems like an
eternity. So when I became pregnant with
my second child in 2010, I decided I would find a pattern for a nursing
cover. I found a really nice blog that
gave you easy to follow directions and began my journey.
yard of fabric
Boning. It comes in black or white and it comes in
different strengths (or stiffness).
D rings. The rings
are called D rings because they are
in the shape of the letter D. They come in silver or gold. I got the 1² in size.
X 33². The cover was able to wrap around my sides
and fit under my arms with plenty of room to spare.
pattern suggested 31 inches on the longer strap, but I took off a few inches
and cut mine at 26² X 3² wide. As for the shorter strap I cut it at 10
inches by 3 inches wide. The shorter strap
will hold the D rings.
blend upholstery fabrics. This fabric
was perfect during the cold months, but a bit warm in the summer months. Unfortunately, it is hard to find time to sew
with a newborn baby that suffered from reflux and sleep apnea. Needless to say she is now three and we still
have sleepless nights at times.
material with my first two coverlets so I will be able to use them for our baby
boy that is due July 29th. I’m positive
I will get tons of use out of them and the ones I am sharing with you. Although I would change the fabric for the
summer months the fabric used for my second child doesn’t even look used. I could sell these handmade goods and the
buyer would still be pleased.
down to where no raggedy edges are showing.
I keep a ruler handy and made sure it measured 1²
the length of both straps. Make sure you
pin them in place and iron them while they are pinned. As for the long strap you will turn your end
down to a point and secure it with pins and iron again. The short strap is where you will place the D rings and secure them by turning your
fabric under, and again secure them with pins and iron. Don’t worry about the ends of the straps they
will be placed under the hem at the top of the coverlet.
the coverlet by turning down my seam allowance on the bottom, and then turned
down my boarder by an inch. I pinned and
pressed my inch margin before I sewed it securely into place. My seam allowance was measured by the last
measurement line on the sewing machine.
I continued until I reached the top.
ahead, and did the same as STEP 4
only I left 10-12 inches in the center for the boning. I turned the fabric over the same as STEP 4, and inserted the boning in the
center under the hem, and secured it into place with pins (make sure you secure
it into place). Then I placed the straps
at either end of the boning and folded the end under the hem. Everything should be nice and neat and secured
with pins in order to sew your last seem.
I kept my seam allowance the same as STEP 4. After you have completed that seam come back to
your first strap and create another seam at the top of the boning and
sew through the second strap for extra security. This way the boning will not shift around and
your straps are extra secure.
your own personal measurements. Now you can fold it up and place it in your diaper bag for all those feeding emergencies.