Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nursing Cover Tutorial

Mommy Sewing Lab - Sewing Project: Nursing Cover

Here is a quick tutorial of the project you will work on in the introductory Mommy Sewing Lab. It's a great way to get the hang of sewing and even if you're not currently nursing, they make great handmade baby shower shower gifts.

* 1 yard fabric of your choice
* Two O or D rings
* 12" of boning

1. Cut a 35" x 30" piece from your fabric. This will be the main part of the cover. Set aside.

2. Cut a 4" wide strip along the length of the remaining fabric.

3. Fold the 4" piece in half lengthwise, right sides together, and pin.

4. Sew down the length on the side that is not folded with a 1/4" seam.

5. Turn the strip right-side out.

6. Flatten strip with the seam down the middle and press flat

7. Cut the strap into two pieces. One should be about 26" long. The other end should be about 8" long.

8. Thread one end of 8" piece through both D rings. Fold end over 1/4" and press. Fold over another 1/4" and press.

9. Stitch the hem along the edge, then again closer to the D rings to keep them in place.

10. Stitch side hem along outside of fold from top to bottom.

11. Repeat on opposite side, then along bottom. Leave the top unfinished.

12. Fold the top edge over 1/4" then a second time 3/4" and pin in place.

13. Stitch along the folded edge to creat a 3/4" tunnel to put the boning into.

14. Slide the boning to the middle of the cover and make a stitch on either side so it can't slide around.

15. Attach the straps on either side of the boning with a box stitch.

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