Thursday, October 6, 2011
Nursing cover and patchwork burp cloth
Did some present sewing last week. A black and white nursing cover for a friend of mine down in Florida. She's having a baby any day now! I waited until the last minute on this one. Sorry girl! But the package should be arriving there today at the latest, so I figured I could share with you all. Nursing covers are so easy to make, and they are incredible useful. I made one for myself that I use every single day. Or at least every single day I leave my house or have company over. It's just so nice to be able to nurse wherever, whenever. I'm a big proponent of that, never one to want to go to some other room unless the baby just really needs quiet. So my nursing cover gets tons of use.
This one is a black and white fabric I found at Jo-Anns. Nishba requested black and white. I followed the Prudent Baby tutorial. I did make one change. Instead of using the thinner boning, I bought 1-inch belting for the top, where the nursing cover poofs out so you can peer in at baby. I think it had a bit more structure this way.
I also did a patchwork burp cloth that matches, sorta.
This was just fun for me. I wanted to do something patchy ever since I saw these patchy bibs on A Little Gray. Her patchwork is so perfect, it's impressive. Mine, a little less so. But it's OK. Tried to keep the colors very boyish, since I hear that's what she is having! Can't wait to see the little guy!