Determined to nurse but a little bit modest, I was thrilled to find this DIY nursing cover tutorial on Coterie. You only have to sew one line, so it is incredibly easy to make, and the entire project—one yard of fabric and a spool of matching thread—cost me less than $7. There are some beautiful nursing covers online (I liked this one) but I couldn’t justify the cost. And, I love that the one from Coterie doesn’t look like an apron or bib and covers my back.
I spent much more time trying to understand the instructions than making the shawl (I’m a novice!), so in addition to reading the step-by-step on Coterie, you might find the below image helpful.
I’m on the smaller side, so instead of sewing 13″ to the neckline, I sewed 16″. It may seem strange that you will end up with an asymmetrical shawl, but I realized that the shape allows for a little extra coverage with a baby underneath.
I think you could make one of these without sewing at all by just cutting a slit into the center of a yard of jersey knit fabric.
You can see more baby & kid DIY projects over on my Pinterest!
Originally seen on Grey Likes Baby.