We’re having a baby!
When I learned I was pregnant I couldn’t wait to start making for a little. The teeny clothes, animal softies, baby quilts; I could go on forever. However we had yet to find out the gender so I knew I couldn’t make teeny clothes yet or super gender specific things. I was able to find a few things I could start to create for momma and baby. This is a start to a series I’m calling ‘Baby Making’ where I’ll share all the cute and useful things I’m making for the little.
First up is the DIY Boppy. I plan to breastfeed and I knew this item was popular for being handy during feeding. This was also an item I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on because I didn’t want it to turn into one of those things I thought I needed but never used. I already had all the material needed except for the cover fabric. I’m glad I chose to make this myself because it was such a simple quick sew and ended up only costing me $10.
I used the pattern from this website and here’s how I made mine.
- 1 yard of plain fabric (I used some plain white cotton fabric leftover from another project)
- 1 yard for cover
- 20 inch zipper
For the Filler pillow:
I cut out two of the whole pieces and sewed them together at a 1/4” seam allowance.
I used some white cotton fabric and filled it with poly-fill.
For the cover:
I cut out the pieces per the instructions and sewed at a 3/4” seam allowance. The fabric I used was Coin Dots in Baby Powder from the Panorama Ocean Collection by Cotton + Steel. I purchased it from Sojo Fabric on Etsy. The shop is having a moving sale so I got a great deal on fabric.
This project was quick and easy and I would definitely recommend sewing this yourself!