I love this fabric!!!!! Alyson was in need of a new nursing cover and I needed to get pictures for this tutorial. So here's the adorable nursing wrap....and directions for you to make your own or one for a friend.
These make a great baby shower present for a new mom, add a box of nursing pads and you're set!
Supplies you will need:
1 yard of cotton fabric in the print of your choice.
18" of boning
2 D rings
ruler, rotary cutter and self-healing mat
sewing machine, matching thread and iron
Terry cloth fabric -optional, see SIDE NOTE
Let's get started....
1- Iron out any wrinkles in the fabric and cut your fabric to be 36" long and 24" high.
2- Then use your ruler and mark the bottom and sides of the fabric up 3/4" and draw a line.
Side note: If you wanted to put an inside pocket into the cover, this is where you would do it. Cut a piece of terry cloth into a triangle and slide it into the corner edges before pinning everything into place so that the top point of the terry cloth tucks into the corner of the two sides. When you stitch the side edges it will sew into place the terry cloth fabric and create a pocket. You can also stitch a line down the middle of the pocket -sew on the RIGHT side of the fabric- and you will have a pocket for nursing pads, as well as a corner of absorbent fabric to use to wipe up baby.
4- Put aside the body of the cover for a while. Cut a piece of fabric 36" long and 2" wide.
If you are as silly as I am and don't know how to do the D rings the first time, keep going.
1- Slide the strap from the top down through the bottom of the D rings, keeping them both together.