Ya’ll. This is the easiest sewing project I may have ever made. Seriously. Super quick too. And cheap! It’s like the ultimate DIY project triumvirate- inexpensive, easy, and quick to make. There’s not many projects that tick all of those boxes but this DIY nursing cover does!
If you want to make a baby shower gift for an expecting friend then I totally recommend this one. I recently made one for an expectant mama. She had this one on her registry but I thought she could use a second one since babies pretty much get drool spit up, etc on everything and back-ups are always nice.
So here’s what you need to make your own DIY nursing cover:
- 1 yard of knit fabric ( I used a nice, soft jersey knit that I got at Joanne’s for $5)
- ballpoint needle
- sewing machine (or you could make this a no-sew project by using fusible tape and your iron)
- rotary cutter, ruler, & cutting mat (optional)
- Wash and dry your fabric.
- Next lay your fabric down nice and flat. Then trim the long edges so that they are nice and straight. You could use scissors but I find it much easier to do with my rotary cutter set.
3. Fold your fabric in half from selvage to selvage with the right sides facing each other.
4. Pin along the selvage edge (the edge opposite of the fold that is 36 inches long).
5. Sew along the pinned edge. You may noticed that I pinned mine in a little further from edge than I typically would… This is because I didn’t bother to trim the selvages from the edges. I sewed just to the side of the little holes on the selvages.
6. Trim off the selvage nice and close to your stitches and trim the strings.
7. Now turn the scarf right side out and you are done!
You can wear it as an infinity scarf by sticking your head through the loop you made and then looping twice around your neck. Unloop once and drape over your body to cover while nursing.
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