Tuesday, February 2, 2010

SIMPLE nursing cover

This is such a simple project and yet it makes a great baby shower gift or use it yourself. The size of this really depends on what you want. Some of the tutorials I read said you could make 2 from one yard of fabric. Personally I like them a little bid wider just in case. At a mom's sale I saw one of these with terry cloth sewn into one corner to wipe dribbles while baby is nursing. I thought why not have one on both sides. You don't always nurse baby on one side. The light yellow material is a square of yellow terry cloth folded in half and sewn in with the hem of the cover. There is an 11" piece of boning in the middle of the top of the cover so that you can peek at baby while he or she nurses. This gift needed to be versatile so I made a strap with suspender clips and a piece of ribbon. The strap can be used on a blanket in the event this cover is in the wash. The only thing I don't like about the ribbon is it isn't adjustable. I don't know if there is a standard link that will work well for all. For myself I just kept sizing it down until I got it where I wanted it. I've seen the clips with ribbon sold alone before with much wider ribbon. I guess some moms prefer being able to use whichever blanket they prefer. I wanted to have the option and give the receivers of this that option as well.

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