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how to make "belly band" for pregnancy?

post #1 of 11
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Has anyone done this? I would love to have some of these but at 20-30 dollars each they're too pricey. I don't have a serger but I could use the zigzag stitch on jersey fabric, right?

I just don't have any idea on how big around to make the tube. Any help?

Thanks!!
post #2 of 11
that's the great thing about jersey is that it's stretchy!


the belly bands are just tubes of fabric. measure your fabric so that is how ever high you want it times 2 and then the around the belly. make sure the stretch is around the belly. fold the fabric in 1/2 so that the height is "back to original heightth" zig zag the fabric. then reach through and pull the right side out. then fold in 1/2 to zig zag the side seam.

hope that makes sense.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Yes- I get what you're saying- thank you! So it's a double thickness of jersey. Sounds easy enough!
post #4 of 11
Frogger...that pic in your siggy of DS wearing DD is tooooooooo cute! They look so happy!!
post #5 of 11
Hi, can you tell me if there is other fabric to use in making the belly bands?
post #6 of 11
With my Joann's coupon, I bought dancewear material to make mine. It doesn't stretch out, so I felt like it was a good choice. I made a 2 in. hem (using the stretch stitch) for the top (so that it'd be less obvious under my clothes) and a half to 3/4 in. hem for the bottom. I made it to go from a little bit under my boobs to just below my hip bones, and it was the perfect size. I mostly used it folded over when I was just showing, and it will provide the perfect belly coverage for nursing.

Easy peasy!
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by mamatomax View Post
With my Joann's coupon, I bought dancewear material to make mine. It doesn't stretch out, so I felt like it was a good choice. I made a 2 in. hem (using the stretch stitch) for the top (so that it'd be less obvious under my clothes) and a half to 3/4 in. hem for the bottom. I made it to go from a little bit under my boobs to just below my hip bones, and it was the perfect size. I mostly used it folded over when I was just showing, and it will provide the perfect belly coverage for nursing.

Easy peasy!
Thanks for the info I'll look into that. It's for my grandaughter.
post #8 of 11
Thanks for the tips ladies. This is wonderful. I am going to get sewing today.
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post #10 of 11
I just took a Target t-shirt that was a bit too small/tight and cut off the arms/neck area in a straight line. The bottom hem was already done and the top doesn't fray.
post #11 of 11
I just used cheap "hookerish" tube tops that I found at walmart and target.
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