Crazy Easy DIY Infinity Nursing Scarf Tutorial

DIY Infinity Nursing Scarf Tutorial | The Blossoming Bump

So, I’ve seen variations of the DIY infinity nursing scarf bouncing around online for some time now and always thought they looked like a pretty awesome way to stay ahead of the nursing modesty game (By the way, that’s just my personal comfort level – seriously, more power to ya, whoever embraces public breastfeeding with more enthusiasm than I!)

“Overall this was SUCH a simple project!”

Anyway, I figured why not give it a go? I love scarves, tend to jump at the chance to design anything myself fabric/color wise and honestly, this was a useful project that I was able to keep under $5, thanks to a couple of Joanne’s coupons and some pretty nifty on-sale fabric. Sweet, right?

DIY Infinity Nursing Scarf Tutorial | The Blossoming Bump

Overall this was SUCH a simple project – although I did end up needing to supplement my fabric (managed to turn it into a ‘fashion’ choice, what can I say?) with an extra panel to make sure the whole thing was ultimately long enough (NOTE: 60in long really is the minimum if you’re fairly tall like I am).

I’ve noted below to try to pick a stretchy type fabric since this will ultimately be lighter and more adaptable to baby’s positions/size etc. BUT I personally chose to go with a heavier, thicker cotton fabric since we’re having a November baby and I really wanted to make something that would keep out the cold during nursing and whilst I’m rocking my new favorite scarf during the winter!

What You’ll Need:

  • stretchy fabric 60in X 40in (as I mentioned I chose to add a second, brighter accent fabric so it worked out like this: Fabric 1: 45in X 40in, Fabric 2 for just a pop of color: 15in X 40in)
  • pins
  • scissors
  • coordinating threads
  • sewing machine
1 Take your 60in X 40in piece of fabric (or attach the larger and smaller pieces together now with a straight machine stitch, so the whole thing becomes 60in X 40in in total) and fold it over, right sides facing one another. Pin and machine stitch leaving the shorter ends open with a gap of about 2/3in unstitched.

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2 Turn right side out. Fold the 2/3in open ends inside of themselves. Then ‘thread’ the folded ends inside one another, one on top of the other so you get a neat, folded over, straight edge ready to be pinned and sewn.

3 Pin and sew those short ends together (NOTE: Be careful here to make sure your fabrics are lying on top of one another properly and you don’t end up missing the inside layer with your stitch, so to speak). You should end up with one long loop of funky cool fabric/s – otherwise known at your very own DIY infinity nursing scarf!

4 Wear out in public, brag about how you made it yourself and nurse with abandon! :)

 DIY Infinity Nursing Scarf Tutorial | The Blossoming Bump

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15 Comments on “Crazy Easy DIY Infinity Nursing Scarf Tutorial”

    1. Carly Vick

      I sure hope so! I haven’t put it to the test yet since I’m not due until November but it’s super comfy (I’m already wearing it out and about!), washes well and really does fit nicely – I’m feeling pretty confident that it’s gonna do it’s job, especially with a little extra width added to it, than they traditionally have! :)

  1. Diana Dubois

    Thank you for sharing Carly for this nursing scarf tutorial. This kind of infinity scarf nursing cover can be with the mommy all the time and it genuinely can make breastfeeding even though out straightforward, streamlined and discreet. This scarf is best for the public places once your baby became hungry.

    1. Carly Vick

      I’m glad you this tutorial resonated with you. It’s certainly come in handy countless times for my little one and I. I swear by them now!

    1. Carly Vick

      Great question! I didn’t have to worry about the long edge since it folded to the inside, but the short edge went like this; I tucked one unfinished edge inside of the other and then folded the dominant edge over and under itself to create a finished look. Then I pinned and sewed it in place and it looked great! I hope that helped? :)

  2. Samantha

    Ok so I’m not pregnant, nor do I plan on being for quite some time. But this is a freaking awesome idea!!!

  3. Melissa

    Okay, maybe I’m dense, but did you sew the whole length into a tube? So it ended up 20 by 60? I can’t see any raw edges, so I wondered if that was how you did it…

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