From Bean to Sprout

a first time mom's forray into parenthood

Nursing Cover January 20, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — frombeantosprout @ 6:59 pm

Busy day today. Ran a bunch of errands, one of which was going to Walmart to spend the gift certificate that my coworkers got me as a baby shower gift. I gotta say, I’m not a big fan of Walmart on a Thursday morning. It invites an “interesting” crowd of rude elderly people who just barge into you instead of going around or waiting for you to stop and move aside. I did manage to spend the entire gift certificate though on a baby thermometer (the ear kind); some soothers, some teething toys, a weather guard for the stroller and a mirror for the back seat of the car so I can see Mr. Bean when I’m driving.


Anyways, onto the funner stuff. I ended up going to Belly Laughs in Kanata centrum and noticed they had nursing covers. I had been thinking of getting one since I’m not too keen on flashing my chest to everyone while nursing. Anyways, the covers were about $40 each which seemed a tad excessive for a meter of fabric held up by two straps so I decided to make my own. I had some fabric at home and popped over to Fabricland to buy some corset boning. Came back home and went straight to work, using this pattern.


Here are the results:


The finished product

Closer look at the peekaboo feature

The corset boning was inserted at the top to form a bit of a tent while nursing so that I can peek down at Mr. Bean to make sure he’s a-ok. I had never worked with boning before and it was a pain to use because it’s so rigid. I had bought enough boning to make a second cover, we’ll see if I have the energy to fight with it again to make another.


Me modeling the cover

So I’ve got a bit of “creepy” eye going with this pic but in my defense, I’ve spent the past four days kind of sick and tired. Anyways, that’s the nursing cover. It looks like a bit of a shapeless apron however I’m sure I’ll be grateful for it’s roominess as Mr. Bean grows.




3 Responses to “Nursing Cover”

  1. Pat Says:

    Wonderful posts Melina! Thank you!

  2. Caitlin Says:

    Never heard of a nursing cover, but it all makes sense. And it is super cute! High five 🙂

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