I had a friend make me a nursing cover for when Grant arrived with the boning and everything. I honestly wasn't really a fan of the boning. It made it difficult to fold and pack in my bag, and I didn't feel completely covered when I used it so this time around I was looking for something different. I wanted something that was easy to pack and didn't take up much room in my diaper bag.
I searched online for different options and the one I liked the best was a nursing clip you could use with any blanket to make it a nursing cover. This would be easy to keep one in the car, in my purse, diaper bag or even my pocket. I like to travel light when it comes to baby stuff these days. I think most of us always have a receiving blanket in our car or bag and this clip would easily turn that into a cover.
Unfortunately I didn't get any pics during the process of making this, I know I know I'm a slacker. I apologize profusely. I'll try to walk you through it as it's super simple.
I cut my fabric 4 inches wide by 22 inches long. Measure the length you want yours as you may need a little more or less. Then I folded it in half lengthwise and pressed it to create a center fold. Unfold it and take the one side and fold it to the center fold, press. Do the same with the opposite side. Then fold it in half (using the center fold you already pressed in the beginning). Fold your unfinished ends towards the inside so they won't show and straight stitch all the way down .
Then just loop each end through a suspender clip and stitch it down like shown below.
Hopefully that wasn't too confusing because they really are simple to make and really quick too. I want to make a few of them to keep in different places so I'm never without and it's one less thing I will have to remember to always pack in the diaper bag.
This is one more item that would go great in a hospital kit for a new mom or baby shower gift if you know the mom is going to be breastfeeding.