Nursing Covers or better known as “Hooter Hiders”


Who needs a blanket to cover up while breastfeeding now that nursing covers or “hooter hiders” are being made for women who want to breastfeed in public, but still be private.

About a year ago I saw a few of my close friends using “hooter hiders” and I was amazed at how simple and yet effective they were and I thought that if I ever had a child I would definitely want one. Now I am pregnant and still want one.

I know there are debates about whether or not to cover up in public, but for me, even though I consider breastfeeding to be completely natural and a beautiful thing, I am modest and want to be discrete. Some people have also stated that a nursing cover brings more attention to a nursing mother than not using one, but I�d rather have someone gawk at my cover than my exposed breast. I mean, really�men and even women can�t help but stare at something that is out of the norm. I personally don�t want that kind of attention.

Because I loved the idea of a nursing cover so much, I decided to make my own. They are relatively easy to put together and I found that sewing was a great way to relax. I’ve already made about six nursing covers and I may even start a little side project with my mom making them for friends and whoever else I run into that’s interested. The fun part is choosing the fabrics. There are so many fun colors, prints and textures…it can be hard to decide. I also like that so far each one has a different fabric so that they are all unique in there own way.

Below are pictures of a few nursing covers I’ve made so far. I’m not sure if this will turn into anything, but I’m having fun with it for the time being.

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9 thoughts on “Nursing Covers or better known as “Hooter Hiders”

  1. I love the colors u used..I”m 37 weeks pregnant and i want to make my own … Did you use a pattern ? If so where can i find one? thanx

  2. I actually borrowed a friends hooter hider and used it as a template. I am not sure on the exact measurements off hand, but it’s something like 24hx36w, but you can make it whatever size you need. I used boning to make the neck stiff…the stuff used for a corset. You can find boning at your local fabric store. I hope this helps. Have fun!

  3. I bought mine at Huntington BEach, CA farmer’s marekt/art fair. They have them each week. Company is called Pink Lemonade. You can also order online @ Although, I’m thinking of making my own for a second one b/c I don’t think it would be as expensive and they don’t seem very difficult to make.

  4. Hello!
    I’m pregnant with #2 and really want to make one of these covers. I LOVE the fabric that you used. Would you tell me where you bought the fabric? I especially like the yellow one with the paisley design. I believe its the fourth picture posted. Thank you for your time and reply!


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