Well I am only 6 weeks away from my due date and all is well! Baby and I are growing well (me more so than I had hoped) I only say that because I have heard your baby has an increased birth weight from the last baby... well my first was 6lbs 5.9oz, my second was 8lbs 11.2oz so I am hoping this one doesn't have that large of a jump in weight from my second.. because YIKES that would be big... Anyway life has slowed down a little itty bit since we have taken our house off the market until next year. Which gives me the ability to get my crafty stuff out and leave it out without having to put it away for showings! YAY!!!!
I have been addicted to pinterest lately and found some great nursing cover ideas, I am a proud owner of the "hooter hider" but loved the idea of my back being covered by some of these other ideas. I am all about covering up when it comes to nursing in public!!
Well I thought I would give making these a try. I purchased a serger yesterday from a friend's mom and am so happy I did! I got a great deal since it is a higher end machine, lightly used. I made myself clean up my house before I took it out and needless to say, house was cleaned by time I went to bed, and serger came out this morning. I played around with it, forced myself to thread it the "hard" way and then test drove it.
I LOVE this machine!! It is a Huskylock 905 by Husqvarna. It is awesome! I would recommend it to beginners and advanced sergers out there! It does more than a basic machine and is wonderful!
So another exciting thing, the design of cover I chose was made from a stretchy material. Lets face it, fabric in Canada, for some reason is not cheap. I started searching online and found some great fabrics for great prices at Fabric.com. I placed my large order to make a whack load of these covers and the order was at my door 4 days later waiting for me to play :) That is AMAZINGLY fast shipping for something to come from the states to Canada! And prices, honestly could not compare to what I could purchase at my local fabric store.
So today, I put my son down for a nap, put some toys and a movie on for my daughter and started measuring myself and snipping fabric. I had a few adjustments I made but for the next ones this project should go smoothly. Here is my final project!!
I am going to be making these and selling them at the small community Christmas Fair I coordinate in my home town. I am excited to see what kind of a response I get. I know there are many variations out there but I definitely could see myself using this cover everyday! Not only for its many purposes but the great fashion accessory it is as well!!
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If you are interested they will be fore sale for $25 for my regular covers and $30 for bamboo fabric covers.
Thanks for stopping by :)