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Thread: Need help with nursing cover

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    I would like to make a quilted baby nursing cover for my niece who is expecting a baby next month. Has anyone made one of these and if so, where did you find the pattern. I really don't know the proper name for this item and have never seen one. My sister tried to describe it to me but I seem to have missed the point. LOL

    Thanks. Betty

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    Does she want a blanket to throw over the baby while she is nursing? If that is it, any little lightweight quilt will do the trick.

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    Google "Hooter Hider" and you'll see what the trend is now.

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    http://www.nursingcovers.com/

    I think this is what you are looking for.

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    Oh I just made several of these nursing covers. It's basically just a lined rectangular piece of fabric with some boning in the middle of the top edge. The boning lets the mom peek in and see the baby. Mom ties it around her neck like a regular apron. I used KWIK SEW pattern #3734. www.kwiksew.com

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    The way it was described to me was: It is sort of like a blanket that had a strap on it that fit around the mothers neck but had something bendable in front that held the blanket out away from the mother so she could see the baby as it nursed. It also provided coverage under the mothers arms so people around her could not see the baby nurse. I can sort of picture how it might look but I'm lost when it comes to actually making one without a pattern.

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    Thanks. That close to what I was looking for. I appreciate your help.

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    Thanks. I will try to find this pattern in the morning.

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    Thanks everyone. I knew someone out there would point me in the right direction. I really appreciate all of you.

    Betty

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    I wouldn't do it quilted with batting - being a nursing mom right now, it would just be too much for me...too heavy. I have become very adept at nursing inconspicuously without a cover, but if I ever do feel the need for one, I never use anything heavier than a flannel receiving blanket.

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    I've made one for my daughter. There are several free patterns on line. The bendy part of it is boning that you can get at Joann's. I think quilting it would make it a little heavy. Usually they are just a single layer of fabric.
    My daughter did have me make a pocket on the inside of the cover. She used it for her breast shields.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G'ma Kay
    Google "Hooter Hider" and you'll see what the trend is now.
    OMG.....lololol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya
    Quote Originally Posted by G'ma Kay
    Google "Hooter Hider" and you'll see what the trend is now.
    OMG.....lololol
    The one I bought for my daughter was called a "Udder Cover"
    :lol:

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    Well...you learn something new everyday when you call in at the quilting board! Been a long time since I was a nursing mother, but I don't think this would have appealed to me when I was younger.

    I had a collection of very pretty lace shawls...generally black..used them to cover up then tied it over my skirt or slung it over my shoulder....bit bohemian, but that's how I dress anyway. Very useful when travelling and you can even fashion a shawl into a baby sling if you get a bit desperate.

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