This ended up being such a simple project, and a pretty cheap one too! It helped that I won a giveaway at Somewhat Simple, and got $50 worth of free fabric from Ribbon Retreat! I had an old nursing cover laying around that was pretty beaten up, so I just took the boning and D rings out of that. This project didn't cost me a dime!
What You'll Need:
3/4 yard of fabric
Boning (about 12 inches)
2 "D" rings
Sewing machine and thread
Cut your fabric into 3 pieces:
23 x 31 inches
3 x 25 inches
3 x 4 inches
Take your largest piece of fabric and hem 3 sides of it (the bottom and sides of the nursing cover). I double folded all my edges to keep it from fraying.
For the fourth side, make a pocket for your boning. Take the top edge of your fabric and fold it down about an inch (again, I double folded it). Sew along the edge.
Insert your boning into the pocket, and make sure it's centered. Sew on both sides of the boning to keep it from moving around.
Take your 3 x 4 inch strip of fabric and hem the two sides in like this. No need to double fold here.
Insert the fabric through the "D" rings and fold it over, like this.
Fold down the bottom edges, and sew onto the cover. If you're right handed, you'll probably want it on your right side (left if you're looking at the cover). I sewed 2 lines to make sure it's secure.
Take your last strip of fabric (3 x 25) and fold it in half, pattern side in. Sew along the edge, and then flip it right side out.
Sew a top stitch, and close in one end.
Take the other end, fold it over, and sew it on the left side of the cover (right side, if you're looking at the cover). I did two lines of stitching here, too, to make sure it's secure.That's it! How simple was that. And so much cheaper than buying a nursing cover! Add ribbon or embellishments to make it cute and stylish.