I’ll admit, I have a scarf addiction. Even before I had Madeline, I have always loved to wear scarves, they’re such a fun and cute accessory! So when I saw this idea on Pinterest I knew I had to try it!
Feeding Madeline in public is something I am getting less and less shy about. While I’m still not at the point of where I will feed her without a cover, I no longer feel the need to bring a bottle with us when we’re out at a restaurant or running errands. Let’s be real here for a second, in our society people take things way too seriously. If I need to feed my baby, you can bet I’m going to do it. Personally, I like to cover, and luckily Madeline cooperates with that, because frankly – as much as you don’t want to see my boobs, I promise I want you to see them even less. I am always carrying a blanket and it can get cumbersome, particularly as Madeline is learning to grab things and will attempt to uncover herself. So, enter a nursing scarf. There are tons out there available to purchase, but I knew it must be easy to make I just had no idea how easy!
I searched, of course, for some Pinspiration and came across a variety of tutorials. Here’s where I netted out.
1 yard of stretchy Jersey Knit Fabric (in any pattern or color) 60 inches wide
Remember on any sewing project to always wash and dry your fabrics prior to working with them, it’s important that they shrink if need be prior to sewing. Once you have it washed and dried, you need to fold it in half like a hamburger, with right sides together. See below:
Are you ready for the hard part? Sew a straight line down the edge of the two fabrics meeting. Be sure to back stitch at the start and end. Trim your threads, and then, you’re done!
You now have created a fabric tube that works as an infinity scarf. Wear it out proudly! When it comes time to nurse your baby, it unfolds into an expansive cover. Bonus points, the cute scarf offers great coverage in case of leaks! And it’s super cute!
This is a really easy project that takes just minutes and is a staple in my wardrobe. as well as a must have for gifts for new moms!