Sewing Tutorial – Nursing Cover

As promised, I put together a short tutorial on how to make your very own nursing cover, a.k.a. hooter hider.

It’s a fast and easy project that should take no more than 1 afternoon to complete. Make one for yourself or make one for a baby shower gift. Heck, make two.

Materials required:
1 yard of main fabric in 100% cotton
1 yard of coordinating lining fabric in 100% cotton
2 two-inch-wide D-rings
thread to match fabric

Cutting specifications:
Cut 1 rectangle each from main fabric and lining fabric for the body:
33″ wide by 31″ long

Cut 2 strips from the lining fabric for the 1st strap:
3″ wide by 30″ long

Cut 2 strips from the lining fabric for the 2nd strap:
3″ wide by 13″ long

Seam allowance:
Unless otherwise noted, the seam allowance is 1/2″.

Instructions:
First, with right sides together sew around the edges of the 1st strap, leaving one short end open. Trim corners. Turn right side out. Press. Top stitch 1/4″ from edge around sewn edges.

Next, with right sides together sew the along the long edges of the 2nd strap, leaving both short ends open. Turn right side out. Press. Top stitch 1/4″ along sewn edges. Then, slide on the D-rings. Fold strap in half with the D-rings at one end and raw edges at the other. Stitch 3/4″ underneath the D-rings securing them in place.

Pin right sides of the body together. Then, insert straps into the top of the body 9.5″ from sides. Match up the raw edges of the straps with the raw edges of the body. Make sure the finished edges of the straps are tucked safely into the center of the body, away from where the stitching will occur.

Stitch body together, leaving a 5-inch opening at the bottom to turn right side out. Back-stitch over straps. Trim corners.

Turn body right side out. Press. Top stitch 1/4″ all around the body.

This is a post from Knitted Gem’s blog, authored by Marie Haigh.

4 thoughts on “Sewing Tutorial – Nursing Cover

  1. Seriously, I wish they had been invented when I was nursing my babies. I had to make do with blankets and the babies kept pulling them off.

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