- You have to have a shirt with a neck that’s open enough that it can be pulled down for nursing access.
- Since the neckline will be pulled up, the style of the shirt can’t have a sleeve seam like a dolman or kimono sleeve.
- You’ll also need a fabric tube of matching or contrasting fabric.
Sew an 1/8″ in from the edge of the fabric tube. Stretch the fabric as you sew to keep some stretch in the neckline.
Leave the edges open so you can insert the elastic.
The sew the rest of the casing to the neckline.
Sew the seam allowance down to one side.
This is what it should look like when it’s finished.
I also added some of the fabric tubing to the sleeves without the elastic.
Quick and easy nursing shirt.
Learn How to Sew Your Own Clothes
- If you want to learn how to sew your own clothing you need to start somewhere. These are the Things I Wish I Could Tell Myself Before I Started Sewing. They will help any beginner who wants to learn how to sew.
- Then you can read some Tips to Start Sewing Clothing.
- Once you start you’ll get better at using a sewing machine, but you’ll make clothing that you might not wear or love. I made every mistake and this is How to Sew Clothing You’ll Love. (Avoid my mistakes!)
- As you get better and better you’ll need to learn How to Choose Fabric for Sewing Clothes and the Best Fabrics for Sewing Clothing. I recommend fabrics that I love, but you’ll find the fabric you love the best.
- You can use paper patterns which are great to buy on sale or you can use PDF patterns which are great for instant gratification. There are lots of Different Ways to Assemble PDF Patterns so you need to find what works for you.
- Lastly, when you are sewing your own clothing and you are drawn to lots of different printed fabric, you need to learn How to Make a Versatile Handmade Wardrobe + Free Printable so that all the items in your wardrobe can coordinate with another item of clothing and be worn!