I came across this infinity scarf-turned-breastfeeding cover post on Pinterest, and thought to myself…that’s an amazing idea! It took no time at all to figure out how to make it, and I spent less than $5! I definitely plan on breastfeeding (of course if there are no complications, knock on wood) when Bee arrives, and I am NOT the kind of person who can whip her boob out in front of people… I’m also NOT about to get into a breastfeeding discussion, as it’s just about as *touchy* of a subject as politics and religion. I’m simply stating that I don’t feel comfortable breastfeeding in public. I’m not grossed out by it, and I don’t feel uncomfortable around others who do it, but it’s just not for me. So this particular scarf was a fabulous idea for me, and people who feel like me. It will also be perfect because I’m due in the winter….when I’ll be wearing scarfs! 🙂
For this project, I purchased just 30in of a nice and light jersey knit (stretchy) fabric that was 60″ wide. I’m of average size, so you may need more or less fabric depending on your size. The standard widths of fabric are 36″, 45″, and 60″. I bought my fabric from Hobby Lobby for less than $5 (I think on sale? If it’s not–you know me, I used a coupon!) I liked the neutral look of it, knowing it will match a lot of outfits. **NOTE–if you chose to use another fabric that can fray, you’ll need to finish the edges before sewing it all together! Stick with the jersey knit and you don’t have to worry about it fraying 😉
Start by laying your fabric out. Mine was 60in x 30in. I folded the fabric up (right sides together). *It should now measure 30in x 30in*. Pin the opposite side of the fold, and sew. Once sewn, cut close to the seam. (BTW – those two lines in the pictures are just sun escaping through the window, they’re not a part of the tutorial!)
And that’s it!! Did I not tell you it was THAT easy?! I definitely plan on making a bunch of them as they’re super comfy and convenient! 🙂 …..BTW, I HATE “selfies” and wish I had a better picture of the scarf, but I had no one to take it so this will have to do! –It gets the point across 🙂 (P.S.–this scarf below was made with a 60’x60′ piece of fabric rather than the 30’x60′ that I suggest in my newer tutorial as I wanted the scarf to be a bit tighter when wrapped around. If you’re looking for more of a loose scarf like the one pictured below, use 60’x60′ 🙂 )
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