Hello lovelies!!!! Oh my goodness….is it May already??!!! Where is this time going?? Now I must admit I’m super excited for May! Not only is it my birthday month (my birthday is May 9!!!!) it’s also my very first Mother’s Day!! I’m so excited to celebrate it. My daughter is such a blessing and I never thought that I would love being a mom so much!
Well I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!! Mine was very relaxing, I spent it with my family and creating new headbands for my shop! I am so excited for this weeks blog post. Now I know nursing covers are not very “fashion forward” but I thought that in honor of all of the nursing moms out there who are on a budget like me I would create something that is cute and 100% free (if you have all of the supplies) and perfect for nursing.
I’ve been nursing for almost 6 months now and I have been dealing with throwing a light blanket over top of my little one while she nurses and it was becoming such a pain. I always thought nursing covers were a dumb idea and ugly, well not anymore lol. I’ve been looking into buying one, but geez those things are expensive!! Why in the world would I want to pay that much money for basically a large piece of fabric?! There had to be a solution! So I brainstormed about all the items I had around my house that would be large enough to work. Then I lightbulb went off! Pillow sham covers…yes I will say it again…pillow sham covers! How perfect are they to create a nursing cover?!
I never used my pillow sham covers…I don’t understand the point of having a million pillows on the bed just for decoration. No one sees the bed except you and your significant other (if you’re involved with someone). So all of my sham covers sit in my closet completely useless. I can finally put them to use and I’m so excited about that!
Here is what you will need:
1 or 2 pillow shams
Fabric to match (optional)
Thread of choice
Sewing needle or sewing machine
Here I have one pillow sham and then I cut a long strip of fabric from the second pillow sham to use as the neck piece (if you do not want to cut the second pillow sham you can use fabric that will match).
Next I measured how long I would need it and then sewed both ends onto the pillow sham. Here are the results:
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