nursing infinity scarf tutorial by the cottage mama

We’ve loved The Cottage Mama, Lindsay, for awhile now (remember her amazing potluck covers and her fabulous dopp kit? You also might remember how much I lo-ove her sewing patterns?). And yet, she still manages to always surprise us with her innovation and attention to detail. Seriously, I wish I could just sit in her sewing room and watch her for a couple of weeks. In a not creepy way- haha!

 

A few things you must check out at Lindsay’s blog? The All Orange party she just threw (oh my- LOVE), this shawl collar sweater, and these 15 minute pillow cases. But I’m being serious when I say that you can get lost in the goodness over there.

Of course, we’re so thrilled that Lindsay is our guest today- sharing a tutorial for the ever-innovative nursing infinity scarf-

My baby boy, Caspian Finn, is six months old and while we have just started him on solids, he is still nursing quite a bit during the day.  I’m a big fan of nursing my babies for many different reasons.  I nursed Matilda Jane until she was 16 months old, so I don’t foresee Caspian stopping any time soon.

I’ve had this Anna Maria Horner voile fabric in my stash for several months and I was just dying to make something out of it for me.  If you’ve never felt voile, it is completely dreamy.  So lightweight and soft ~ perfect for a spring/summer infinity scarf.

Even though I do love nursing my babies, I think nursing them when you are out and about can be a little tricky.  I am pretty modest and sometimes you have no choice but to nurse them when you are out and I don’t ever like to do that without a cover (it’s just a personal preference).  I have a nursing cover, but I recently discovered that I could alter my Spring Infinity Scarf tutorial and transform it into a ‘Nursing’ Infinity Scarf.

The ‘Nursing’ version of my Spring Infinity Scarf tutorial is a little bit longer and a little bit wider allowing for total coverage when you are around others nursing your baby.  But what I really love is that it is not a traditional nursing cover…….it’s an accessory I would wear whether I was a nursing mother or not.

In order to adapt the Spring Infinity Scarf into the nursing variation, you will need to cut the two pieces 15″ wide x 72″ long.  This will make it wide enough and long enough to cover up anything you may not want others to see while you are nursing your baby.  Again, I don’t think there is anything wrong with nursing your baby without a cover if you are comfortable doing so, but for me, I preferred to be covered up.

I’m not quite sure what I was doing in the picture above when my husband snapped this one, but you can see me here wearing my ‘Nursing’ Infinity Scarf with my nursing tank from Target – the perfect combo for a nursing mama on the go!
To view my Infinity Scarf Tutorial, click HERE.
Thanks so much for having me, ladies.  This was just what I needed to finally slow down and focus on something just for me.  I’m looking forward to seeing what all of these other talented ladies create for themselves ~ I have no doubt that it will be fabulous!
Be sure to go say hi at The Cottage Home! And don’t forget to stop by Sewing in No Man’s Land for MORE Sewing for ME! goodness!

Comments

  1. usairdoll says

    I’m a follower of Lindsay’s and just wanted to say hi. Great scarf! I’m going to keep this in mind for my DIL and my next grandbaby. hehe. Would also love to make one for myself as well. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  2. Kyndra says

    What a great idea!! I’m hoping to be done nursing soon, but I’ll have to keep this in mind for the next baby!

  3. mary says

    Love this! Do you have a picture of you in it in nursing position? I kinda wanted to see how low it actually hangs down… I hated how my old cover up just wasn’t big enough to feel like it covered us well enough for me to be comfortable. Thanks!

    • Kirstin says

      Mary- since Lindsay doesn’t have a teeny tiny anymore (Caspian is much older now than when she shared the tutorial), I can’t get a picture for you. So sorry friend!

  4. says

    Great scarf while nursing your baby. Nursing Infinity Scarf with your nursing tank from target – just like you said, “The perfect combo for a nursing mama on the go”! You look gorgeous on your photos.

  5. Jeannie says

    I have not been able to use the link to get to the instructions for the nursing infinity scarf. Could you send me the instructions? Thanks!

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