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Advice for Baby Stange


Advice for Baby Stange
Written especially for you by: Mommy

For private eating,
Might I suggest
This quiet space
Where you can digest.

Granted, it’s cramped
With a strong pink hue
But it’s cozy and warm
With plenty of food!



In case you can't tell, the pocket is striped, just like the material on the front of the cover, so the pocket is on the inside when I'm wearing my nursing cover.

This project was super easy, actually. I had a pattern to follow so I knew the dimensions, but I made my own changes. The striped material was way too thin and you would have been able to see through it so I cut out another piece of material the same size in that plain pink material and sewed the two, right sides together. I should have sewn the pocket to the pink material first so I wouldn't have had to hand sew that part, but I forgot so I had to resort to hand-stitching the pocket (which is very nifty for nursing pads and such, by-the-way). Then I followed the dimensions given in the pattern for the strap and added some boning in between both sides of the strap (just across my collar bone)  and voila! Instant nursing cover (well, not quite instant...).

If you want to make your own, cut out a piece of fabric 27x37" or two pieces that are 27x37" (1/4" seam allowance).

Directions for one big piece of fabric:
1. Cut out one big piece of fabric 27x37" and hem the sides and bottom.
2. Cut another piece that's 3x25" for the strap, fold that piece in half (wrong sides together), and sew the long side and one of the short sides.
3. Cut one more piece that's 11x11" for the pocket. Hem each side so you won't have any fraying.
4. Sew a button 13 and a half inches from the top left (if you're looking at the front of your cover) and 2" from the top to the front.
5. Pin the pocket to the bottom right hand corner of the back of your nursing cover (wrong side of pocket to wrong side/back of nursing cover), at least 1/4" away from the edges.
6. Sew the sides and bottom of the pocket to the back of the nursing cover.
7. Turn the strap right side out and pin it to the back of your nursing cover at the top, 13" from the left if you're looking at the back of the nursing cover.
8. Sew the strap to the material (at 1/4 inch) and hem the top (fold the edge of the cover material over twice, make sure the strap is pointing up, and sew).
9. Put button holes in the end of your strap (not connected to the cover, obviously, that's what the button's for!) and there ya have it!

Directions for two big pieces of fabric (like mine):
1. Cut out two big pieces of fabric 27x37".
2. Cut another piece that's 3x25" for the strap, fold that piece in half (wrong sides together), and sew the long side and one of the short sides.
3. Cut one more piece that's 11x11" for the pocket. Hem each side so you won't have any fraying.
4. Sew a button 13 and a half inches from the top left on the right side of the front cover piece.
5. Pin the pocket to the bottom right hand corner on the back cover piece (looking at the right/nice side), at least 1/2 away from the edges.
6. Sew the sides and bottom of the pocket to the back cover piece (wrong side of pocket to right side of back cover piece).
7. Turn the strap right side out and pin the strap, un-sewn edge facing up, to the right side of the back cover piece (aligning the edges), 13" from the left if you're looking at the right (correct) side of the back cover piece. It's going to look like you're sewing the strap upside-down, but trust me.
8. Pin the back piece to the front piece, right sides together. It will look like you're about to sewing your strap inside your nursing cover, but again, trust me. When you turn the cover right-side out, it'll work.
9. Sew the front cover piece to the back cover piece, but leave a space about 6 inches un-sewn so you can turn the cover right-side out.
10. Turn the cover right-side out, and sew up the gap as best as you can.
11. Put button holes in the end of your strap (not connected to the cover, obviously, that's what the button's for!) and there ya have it!

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