Hooter Hider

Hooter Hider

My friend Shanna is pregnant with her first baby girl and is due at the end of February.  We celebrated the mom to be earlier this month with a couple’s shower and friends’ shower (more on that soon).

I wanted to make her something special for each of these events that would come in handy once Lulu was born.  This was a bit tricky given that I haven’t had a baby before, but after some Pinteresting and advice from friends, I settled on a Hooter Hider/Nursing Cover.

Shanna dresses adorably without trying and has a great design sense so the pressure was on to pick fabrics that she would like. Several second guesses later, here’s what I decided on:
Main Fabric:  Me and My Sister’s Shades of Black Line for Moda
Straps and Pockets: Cloud 9 Simpatico Minty Stripe

I found a tutorial on Freshly Picked’s blog that I thought would work. *Sidenote: Did you see her adorable mocs on Shark Tank?  Pretty amazing.

Susan’s tutorial includes a simple pattern/rectangle that includes boning at the top so you can see your little one as you feed.  You also have the option to sew a pocket (for pacifiers, breast pads, etc.) and chenille rectangle on the wrong side (inside) of your Hooter Hider, which I thought was a great idea. NEF_6449DSC_1759 DSC_1756I felt a little odd modeling this Hooter Hider for several reasons: 1. Leather jackets aren’t ideal for breast feeding 2. I’ve never done it before so I had no idea how to stand/act like I was using it/not look like a complete dork and 3. My poor husband had to take the pictures while trying to figure out what it was.

I would have loved to have Shanna model this for me but knew that would be difficult with all of the guests at her shower.  I had to settle for being the stand-in.  Picture a super cute 9 month pregnant girl in my place.  NEF_6448Overall, I’m really happy with the way it turned out and I would highly recommend this tutorial.  It’s really easy to follow, comes together quickly, and most importantly will hide those hooters when necessary.

  • Suzie
    Posted at 04:23h, 31 January Reply

    You are hilarious! Shanna will love this.

  • Kate G
    Posted at 14:41h, 06 February Reply

    I’m sad that I’ve been missing all of these posts! You are super cute and I love how your writing is true to you. I love making these for baby showers and have been known to teasingly ask my husband to be the model. He hasn’t succumbed to the peer pressure. Love this fabric! I have a section of it hidden in my stash for a future project.

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