Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Milk Machine Uniform

Juggling the "schedule" of a 2.5 year old (playdates, park dates, etc) with a newborn, I saw the need for me to get a nursing cover. I nursed my first son but didn't use a cover --- I just used a little sheet and was discreet. But mostly, I planned my schedule around the nursing so I would be home (and "all-out") and so didn't really need a cover.

But I've gotten the feeling all this changes when Baby #2 comes --- as I said, Eliel (my first) is definitely an out and about child and I need to keep him active.

Looking around --- well, I found limited choices among the price tag that I was willing to pay. Seriously. It was either $40 (and up!) for nice looking print or $16 for a psychedelic zig-zag print -- which seemed a little too "busy" for both me and a baby.

So what did I do??

Of course, I made my own. Naturally :)

My new nursing cover -- folded.
Notice the boning in the front center so I can see the little guy do his thing :)

The inner bottom right corners have fleece pockets (to wipe the baby's mouth after nursing as well as holding the soother and any other small "equipment"

Using the tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets, and custom-chosen fabric from FabricLand, I am pretty happy with my little creation.

Total: about $16 (1yd of fabric, $10; D-rings $2; Boning $4)

Linked to:
Blue Cricket Designs
Todays Creative Blog
Tip Junkie handmade projects
The Girl Creative


1 comment:

  1. Hi, there! You've got so much creativity and I'm admiring them all. May I invite you to join me, too, at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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