Hi, I’m Gloria from Gloria June with another contribution to the Baby Shower!Several years ago, a young friend, pregnant with her first child, decided she would nurse/breastfeed her little one. I was just getting back into sewing full swing and started to make a list of things I would like to give to her at the baby shower.I looked at her wish list and noticed a nursing cover . . . . for $30.00! I never used a nursing cover (its been more than 20 years since I nursed my youngest). I used a lightweight blanket if anyone around me was uncomfortable. For the most part, I didn’t cover up. And I certainly wouldn’t pay $30.00 for a nursing cover when its really simple to make.
Fold each Main & Lining fabric in half, width-wise, and press well.Measure and cut the following pieces:
Mark or Snip notches on the Top (not on the fold) of the Casing for Boningabout 3/4″ from each end.
Line up Ribbon or Ties (i’m using FOE) with the notches at the top
You should now have a complete square: the ribbon/ties/foe tucked away inside between the right sides of the main & lining pieces. The casing will be on the outside or wrong side of this sandwich.When you pressed the Nursing Cover pieces in half, this created a center line mark.
Mark or Pin approximately 3-4 inches on each side of the center, at the bottom. You’ll leave this space open to turn the cover right side out.
For reference, the bottom of the Nursing Cover is the opposite end from where the handles and casing are stitched.
Now pin all around the remaining perimeter of the cover. Start at one of the notches at the bottom and stitch all the way around to the other notch. You can use 1/4″ or 1/2″ Seam Allowance.
Snip all 4 corners to make your corners nice and sharp when you turn it out.
Grab the ties/ribbon/FOE and pull to turn the cover right side out.
Press the same seam allowance inward at the opening on the bottom. Press entire cover.
Topstitch all around.
And you’re done!