09 August 2011

Hooter Hider for my friend


I have a dear friend, whom I'm so excited to be living close by to again.  She's down to earth, creative, and a fabulous hostess.  After four beautiful, wonderful daughters, they are having a baby boy join their family next month.  I asked her what she needed for her baby or herself, and she suggested a hooter hider.  Her husband is SO excited to have a boy, and doesn't want anything pink or purple touching his son...so a more neutral fabric was needed.  I had just the thing...some Joel Dewberry Ginseng  home decor fabric in twill.


I followed Sew Much Ado's Nursing Cover tutorial.  Abby suggested using home decor weight fabric.  I agree, it gives the cover more stability.  Having used a similar apron for Dolly 3 years ago, I had wished mine was a bit more substantial.  I did change a few things.


The "D" rings I purchased were smaller...1" wide.  So, I shrank the straps down to 4" wide, and then folded them like bias tape.  This made them a bit bulky, and I had to improvise attaching the ring side of the neck strap.  I added two pockets in the bottom corners made of flannel.  Just cut a 6 inch square of fabric, fold in half and tuck inside the hem before you sew it.  Perfect for tucking in a binky or wiping a bit of drool.  I also pulled out my double needle and added a little turquoise stitching at the top.  It gave the seam with straps and boning a little stability, and added a little flair.


I'm so excited to give it to my friend...and even more happy to finally be able to sew again.  I'll share some photos of our temporary home later this week.  Isn't this back porch a fun place for photos?

Sharing with Sew Much AdoTea Rose HomeSomeday Crafts, and The Southern Institute.

14 happy thoughts:

Impera_Magna said...

I think it's so funny that some folks think that if anything pink or girly touches their son... he'll be contaminated somehow... but... to each their own...

Love your nursing drape... very stylish and very useful! I'm sure your friend will love it!

Stephanie said...

I am so happy for you that you get to be closer to family and friends. Love the hooter hider, what a great idea that was whoever thought of it! I bet getting back to some sewing was rewarding and fun!

Sandy said...

Love the fabric you used ... and the name hooter hider just made me laugh so hard!!

Jess said...

way cute fabric, Chris!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love Joel Dewberry fabric, perfect for mum and baby boy. I think nursing covers are such wonderful and thoughtful gifts.
[I wish I would have had something similar when I was nursing my girls, who were cluster feeders {which meant no sewing for me at that point in my life!}]

Tiffany said...

Hoofer hider?? that one is new to this city slicker turned suburban....but beautiful all the same.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Ha! I've never heard a nursing cover called a hooter hider... awesome! Great fabric choice, Chris. And you're right, that back porch is a great spot for photos.

amanda said...

Ha ha! I love the name... hooter hider... *snerkle*

Louisa said...

I hadn't thought of using a more substantial fabric to make these. That's a fabulous idea. Thanks for sharing it. I love the way yours turned out.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

LOVE that name!! And what a lovely, sweet gift, Chris.

I know it sounds utterly sexist but I really have enjoyed dressing my baby boys in blue and baby girls in pink so I can understand where the husband is coming from. Of course, now they're bigger they have more of a mixed wardrobe but in those early days it served as a useful gender-identifier!!

Sarahx

Tasha said...

Yay for being able to sew again!! I loved having one of these with my last baby. I often make them as baby shower gift if I know the mother is nursing. Love your fabric choice

Leah said...

love that you were able to make something for your friend. And it is a much more neutral colour than pink too!

Diana said...

I don't know if I was supposed to see this here but I LOVE IT!!!!! Thank you so much. You are such a talented and wonderful friend!

Claudia Almandoz Gerbolini said...

beautiful!!!!!! LOVE IT!

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