May 8, 2011

Nursing Strap

My sister-in-law just recently had her fourth child and has never had any kind of nursing cover.  She didn't want to cart around a nursing cover that was bulky so I came up with making a strap that attaches to any blanket that she has on hand.
I got the idea from winning this Cover Me Strap from a giveaway blog.  
To help me create my own version, I used part of the nursing cover tutorial from Sew Much Ado.  
 I attached two of the ends to mitten clips that I purchased from JoAnns.  
 I followed the tutorial on attaching the d-rings to make the strap is adjustable.  
Next time I don't think I'll make it as thick as the tutorial shows.  The tutorial cuts the straps out at 4.25'' but next time I'll cut it at 3''.  By cutting it thinner it will fit better in the mitten clips and the d-rings.  I'll also make it a little shorter.  I think a length of 18'' instead of 26'' would be more than long enough for this strap.

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Jen said...

I LOVE this idea! Brilliant! I too didn't want to use a bulky nursing cover and I always ended up tucking a blanky in between my shoulder and shirt(that make sense?!?) Anyway, Love this! Found you through I Heart Naptime:)

Brandi said...

Great idea!!!! Thank you!!!!

The Tootsie Wootsie said...

that is brilliant! Really great Idea! thank you for sharing this!!!

i have a baby shower coming up and i think i will make this strap!

have a great day!

I have a giveaway over at my blog!

Natalie said...

this is brilliant!!! I haven't seen this in my neck of the woods at all. guess what my new "last minute" baby shower gift is?!?!

and I love this so much I HAD to follow bc I can't wait to see your next project!!!

Misty said...

What a great idea! The fabric is so cute too! Thanks for sharing this!

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laceylady said...

Great idea! next time I go to Joanns I'm soo getting clips and d rings. I have a ton of pregnant friends.

laceylady said...

I'm about to make one of these and realized that it also makes any napkin in to a bib, so it does double duty.

laceylady said...

I made one out of ribbon, check it out here

I hope you dont mind but I used one of your pic's to include w/ a little instruction sheet I included w/ the gift. Its for a coworker of my husband so I wont be there to explain how to use it.

cowthy said...

thanks for this great idea! I'm searching for the absolute BEST nursing cover for my great-granddaughter's first baby. FOUND IT! One quick question: do the mitten clips hold really good?

Keri said...

Cowthy- I've never known anyone to have problems with mitten clips. The last time I made this I got Suspender/Pacifier Clps from Amazon. They are much cheaper and I think they might have a tighter grip.

Have fun making it! I really think it is the perfect gift for the on the go nursing.

cowthy said...

Thank you for the super quick response! You're right -- I bought the mitten snaps and they hold like crazy. Got these cute little round ones .... just perfect. Thanks again! Kathy jarvis