Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Homemade Nursing Covers

Two friends of mine are/were (one was recently born and is he a cutie!) expecting along with myself.  I felt the need to make something for them, and while I didn't really have the time (or energy) to commit myself to quilts, I did manage to find something quick but still fun and pretty to make.
I have to admit, before I tell you what I did and how I did it, that I shamelessly stole this idea from a friend of mine.  She made me a nursing cover while I was expecting Sunflower and I completely copied her design.  (Thanks Jenn! :)
So to start with I needed some sort of shape holder to make the little peek-a-boo part around the neck.  I finally found little headbands at Joann's that seemed they would work because I could bend them myself into the shape I needed and the ends were covered so as to not poke the mommy (or baby!) while it was being worn.
Besides fabric (which I already had in my stash) and the sewing machine, all I needed were these two things:
 The first completed was this pretty purple one.  You can see the original my friend made me behind it:
 A bad picture, but you can at least see the adjuster loops:
 This is the other one I made, a pretty blue, in exactly the same way:
 And the adjuster loops.
It's always fun to have a little something handmade when there is a new little one coming into the world!


Kate said...

Beautiful job Cmerie!!!


Becky said...

I love mine! I really love that the neck fits so well, and no wires poke through. I was wondering how you did that! Thanks again, friend!