Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Nursing Cover Project
A friend of mine gave me a nursing cover at my baby shower (now if we could just get Sharon nursing) and I thought it was so handy that I decided to try to make one myself. It didn't look hard but I just needed something to use in place of the bendable plastic that keeps the front part open so you can see the baby. The one she gave me is an Udder Cover (yeah, I know, make a bunch of stressed lactating women feel even more like cows) and is pretty great. I just wanted an extra & to know if I could make them as baby shower gifts. I was able to find some 1/2" fabric covered poly boning like they use in dress shirt collars to keep them stiff and it works really well. I bought some similar to this, but got it from Wal-mart. I completed my handmade one this afternoon & it turned out great!Here are pictures of the two covers, one is the store-bought & the other is handmade. Can you tell the difference? The rectangle body started at about 36"x26" including the seam allowances. The only other tools needed were two 1" D-rings.