Monday, November 30, 2009

Make a Nursing Cover

Did you have a delightful holiday?! We had time for some crafting amidst all of the eating, playing games, eating, football and more eating. This little adorable grandbaby is here for a visit and I'm in snuggily, huggable heaven!!

One of the things we crafted was this nursing cover. In the picture my daughter has pushed the cover over to the side to be more comfortable. Of course, you can use it hanging straight down, evenly over your body.

This is super easy to make!!! You'll need mitten/suspender clips that can be found at your fabric store or online at They look like this and are very handy!!

Now to get on to business. You'll need:

1 baby blanket
2 mitten/suspender clips, size 1"
1 piece of ribbon 24" long

Test out the ribbon length by safety pinning the clips onto the ribbon- try out your nursing cover a few times, and adjust the ribbon length as needed. Sew clips onto the ribbon and .... you're all done!

If you want to make your own baby blanket you'll need:

2 pieces of fabric 40" x 26" (the fabric I used was from Hobby Lobby)
1 piece of very light batting the same size
2 mitten/suspender clips, size 1"
1 piece of ribbon 24" long (I used grosgrain)

Place your fabric with right sides together.
Place thin batting on top of the fabric.
Sew around the rectangle leaving a six inch opening on one side.
Clip corners and seam allowances about every six inches.

This picture shows the blanket with the cream batting on top. It is ready to turn right side out.

Turn your blanket right side out.
Sew 1/4" seam top stitching around the entire rectangle- making sure to catch the edges of the six inch opening.

Fold ribbon ends under once and attach to mitten clip (test out the ribbon length as mentioned above).

Quick and easy. My daughter opted against the traditional boning used to hold the top of a nursing cover open as she wanted something that would lay flat against her.

You can remove the clipped on ribbon at anytime and you'll have another baby blanket (I'd suggest removing the clipped on ribbon to prevent any type of choking hazard).

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Rissa said...

that is cute material

mabel said...

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