1 yard quilter’s cotton
Cut fabric into these sizes:
Piece #1: 38″ by 28″
Piece #2: 38″ by 4″
Piece #3: 38″ by 4″
Piece #4: 24″ by 4″
Piece #5: 10″ by 4″
Sew pieces 2 and 3 together on the short edge, right sides together so you have a approximately strip 4″ by 72″. Press seam open.
Serge one long edge then fold that edge under 1/2″ and press. Stitch in place.
Fold under 1/2″ on short edge and press. Fold under again and stitch in place. Repeat for other edge.
Baste top edge of the ruffle and gather. The top of the ruffle should be 36″ but you can adjust it later, when you pin it to the cover. Set the ruffle aside for now.
Pieces 4 and 5 will become the nursing cover’s straps.
Fold them along the long edge, right sides together and press.
Sew down the long edge, creating a tube. Turn inside out and press with the seam running down the middle.
Edgestitch the long edges at 1/8″. On the longer strap, fold under one end 1/2″ and press. Fold under again and stitch in place.
Fold the small strap in half and insert D-rings as shown in the photo below.
Stitch as close to the D-rings as possible.
Set straps aside for now.
3. Assemble nursing cover
The top edge is the tricky part. Fold under 1/2″ and press. Fold under again. Insert boning in the folds, centering it on the nursing cover.
Pin in place (this is hard because you’ll be pinning through plastic, but doable!). The pin straps in place next to the boning.
Stitch the boning and straps in place by stitching along the top edge of the nursing cover at 1/8″ and 1/2″. You’ll have two lines of stitching. (Don’t worry the boning is allowed to go through the sewing machine, it won’t hurt it!)
Next, finish the sides. Fold under 1/2″ and press. Repeat and stitch in place.
Finally, attach the ruffle. Pin the ruffle to the bottom of the nursing cover, right sides together.
Start pinning on the edges and come into the middle, adjusting the gather as necessary. Sew in place and remove baste stitching.
It kinda looks like an apron!
Thanks for reading!
(fabric used: 1 yard Amy Butler Midwest Modern II Honeycomb Grey)