How to Convert Your Own Clothes Into Nursing Clothes. Breastfeeding mothers don't always have to buy a whole new wardrobe; it's easy to convert items you already own into nursing clothes.
Things You'll Need
- Nursing Bras
- Tank Top
- Sewing Kits
- Sewing Machine
Take a solid-colored T-shirt, and cut a vertical slit in it for easy nursing access. Make the opening long enough for comfortable access but not so long that the shirt loses its shape.
Zigzag around the edges of the slit so that it doesn't fray.
Cut a large square of fabric, big enough to cover the opening, plus a few inches all around. This can be a contrasting fabric, or it can match the T-shirt - your choice.
Turn in a small hem all the way around the fabric square, and straight-stitch or zigzag around the edges with a sewing machine.
Attach the fabric square to the T-shirt at the top and bottom - leave the sides open. This shirt is ready to be worn!
Cut nursing openings in a camisole or lightweight tank top.
Zigzag around the slits so that they don't fray.
Layer the item (tucked in or untucked) under any T-shirt or shirt, and nurse without showing off your postpartum tummy.
Use a tank top in the same fabric as your T-shirt, if you want to be as inconspicuous as possible - it will be hard for anyone to see that you are nursing.