Monday, 3 September 2018

Nursing pillow cover

We have been pretty disciplined in what we've bought in readiness for the new arrival, as it is so easy to get carried away, especially with a first baby. One of the things that we did invest in, though, was a nursing pillow, which came highly recommended by many experienced mums. 

Having met a few babies, I know that I'm gonna need more than one cover for this hopefully very useful pillow. What a nice little project for my maternity leave :D
The nursing pillow that I purchased was a Cuddles Collection one, which is nice and firm (and seems to be a popular choice in the UK), and it came a white polycotton cover with tiny grey stars. For my spare cover, I had a metre of a cotton swallow print in my stash which was perfect for this project. 
It has a zip closure on the reverse across the widest part, enabling easy changing; the zip is then covered by a flap, which ensures comfort in use.
I liked this design, and decided to replicate it exactly for my spare cover: 
  • I folded the original cover, traced out the shape on tissue paper and added seam allowance for the front piece; 
  • For the back pieces, I slashed the front pattern across the top, mirroring where the zip is in the original cover, and added 6cm and 1.5cm to the top and bottom pieces respectively ( in addition to the seam allowances).  
It was quite straightforward to make by studying the original cover, but please shout if you would find a tutorial helpful for this. Most of the tutorials that I've seen online use an invisible zip across the top. 

And here it is! If I may say so myself... the fit was perfect, and I couldn't have been happier with the result. 


A close-up of the zip (I used a 26-inch one, which was just right for the job): 
  
What's next? I'm still a bit behind in blogging about my maternity makes (and know that I need to crack on before the bump shrinks), as  I'm about to start making some nursing clothes, too, assuming that the baby gives me a few more days to play with my sewing machine still. So watch this space! 

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    1. Thank you! I'll be back shortly with a few makes for the baby- watch this space!

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