Boppys. A nursing mother’s dream – really a new mother’s dream considering there are so many more uses for a boppy pillow than just nursing. With babies comes lots of spit up, among other things, and regular cleaning of your boppy cover is a necessity. It is nice to have two or three extra covers on hand. Retailers sell very generic covers ranging from dogs to cupcakes, however, what if you wanted a more personalized cover?
Boppy covers are simple and quick, an hour or two at the most, to make.
Using a boppy cover as a pattern and 1 ½ yards (just a yard of fabric if you put a zipper along the top instead of doing a case like slipcover) of fabric, you too can easily make a much cheaper alternative to buying a cover for your boppy. If you currently do not have a cover to work from, you can easily create a pattern by tracing your boppy pillow.
Cut two and a half boppy “shapes” from your fabric. Of the two whole shapes, one will be left whole and the second you will need to cut about 3-5 inches off the round top. Make sure your half moon shape will cover the amount plus two inches of what you cut off of your second whole shape. When cutting out your slipcover, I find it easier to fold your material in half.
Fold your boppy cover or pattern in half and place on the fold before cutting. Iron and sew a seam on the straight edges of both the “cut-off” pieces.
Place all three pieces of fabric together sandwiching your half moon piece in the middle. Your two large pieces will need to be right sides together. Your half moon needs to be right side together with the whole piece. Pin all around.
Sew around your entire shape. There is no need to leave an opening to turn right side out, as your two cut pieces allow access to turn right side out.
A boppy pillow is a welcoming addition to any new mother’s life. Hopefully by using this tutorial, you can make a plethora of covers for your boppy. This would also make a great shower gift!