To make one, you need about a yard of fabric, 12'' of boning (available at sewing stores), 2 D-rings, and all the typical sewing stuff. If you want yours to be reversible, then you will want about a yard each of two different fabrics.
As I made it, I started out taking pictures for a tutorial...
...but then I made several mistakes and there are already a lot of tutorials out there for making these types of nursing covers. Instead of a full tutorial, I'll just mention a few things that I've learned making two of these.
- First, I like mine bigger than most people make them. I use the full 45'' width of fabric where several tutorials I saw just called for 36''x22.5'', so you could get 2 covers out of 1 yard of fabric. I get 1 cover out of a little less than a yard of fabric.
- This one is reversible, so it's double layer. The one I made for myself is single layer. There are advantages and disadvanges to both. It's cute and reversible this way...it's also heavier and baby could get hotter underneath it, so those are things to think about.
- Don't skimp on the straps. I didn't make the straps well on my original one. They are way to thin and weasle out of the D-rings. The straps on this one is much better, so I thought I'd give some quick instructions on those