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Cheaper Boppy Alternative

Originally, I had registered for a Bare Naked Boppy with the intention of buying or making covers for it. Then I discovered the "Nurture Nest" sold at Joann Fabrics. Its $19.99 and since you NEVER pay full price for anything at Joann's I used a 50% off coupon and paid $10!

Its a little bigger than a Boppy (and a bit firmer too), but the covers still fit. If you have any sewing experience, the Nurture Nest comes with a pattern on the back of the package to make covers, too! I made one last night and it took 40-ish minutes and about $6.00 of materials (1 1/2 yards fabric and a 14" zipper).

OH! And if you need coupons to Joann Fabrics, I have a few I could email you (for this week's sale). PM me your email address and I'll send 'em over! If I used all the coupons I have, DH would kill me! Haha

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  • I saw those at Joann's and was going to get one, but then ended up getting a boppy at my shower. I have been making covers for it though. :) It is so much fun because it seems like all the covers in the store are too cutesy. :)

    I also get so many Joann's coupons, but I don't tell my husband when I use them. :)

     

    Do you have a blog? I notice your screen name is ohsewcrafty and was wondering what else you craft? :)

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  • Cute cover!  

    I know boys like robots for sure.  I like robots and I'm a girl so...yeah, I think that makes it gender neutral.  Smile 

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  • imageOhSewCrafty:

    Originally, I had registered for a Bare Naked Boppy with the intention of buying or making covers for it. Then I discovered the "Nurture Nest" sold at Joann Fabrics. Its $19.99 and since you NEVER pay full price for anything at Joann's I used a 50% off coupon and paid $10!

    Its a little bigger than a Boppy (and a bit firmer too), but the covers still fit. If you have any sewing experience, the Nurture Nest comes with a pattern on the back of the package to make covers, too! I made one last night and it took 40-ish minutes and about $6.00 of materials (1 1/2 yards fabric and a 14" zipper).

    OH! And if you need coupons to Joann Fabrics, I have a few I could email you (for this week's sale). PM me your email address and I'll send 'em over! If I used all the coupons I have, DH would kill me! Haha

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    Robots are gender neutral, right? Stick out tongue

    I'll definitely check this out. I bought that robot fabric a few years ago and made my friend some pillows for her son's room. That fabric makes me smile! 

  • imagewoollypetals:

    I saw those at Joann's and was going to get one, but then ended up getting a boppy at my shower. I have been making covers for it though. :) It is so much fun because it seems like all the covers in the store are too cutesy. :)

    I also get so many Joann's coupons, but I don't tell my husband when I use them. :)

     

    Do you have a blog? I notice your screen name is ohsewcrafty and was wondering what else you craft? :)

    I do have a blog, but its mostly a baby blog and I don't update it nearly as often as I should with the things I've been making! I've got pictures of the nursery and a few other things I've made, but its my goal to put up more tutorial type things soon.

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    Cute cover!  

    I know boys like robots for sure.  I like robots and I'm a girl so...yeah, I think that makes it gender neutral.  Smile 

    Thanks! My idea of what is gender neutral goes way beyond green, yellow, and ducks. If we end up with a girl, she'll have lots of robots, puppies, space ships, and other "boy" things. Oh well!

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  • That's super cute! I love the fabric.

    I totally forgot about these. I have a pattern to make one in a baby book I bought, so I should get on that! 

  • That's a great idea! I would love to change out the boppy cover every so often. I bought mine used at a consignment sale and I'm not super in love with the cover, but I haven't seen one in the store either that I just can't go without either. Thanks for the tip!
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    OhSewCrafty if you haven't seen it already YGM!

    Check your email! Enjoy! Smile

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  • Potentially stupid question alert:  Do the covers you can make fit the Boppy then too?  Do they sell the pattern separate? 
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    Potentially stupid question alert:  Do the covers you can make fit the Boppy then too?  Do they sell the pattern separate? 

    From what I understand, the Nurture Nest is slightly bigger than the Boppy. The cover pattern that comes on the NN's bag fits well, but may be tiny bit big for the Boppy. I've heard that Boppy covers fit the Nurture Nest, just a little snug. Either way, because of its shape, you need to fight with it a little to get the cover on straight! Haha

    There are several patterns out there for a "sit up pillow" (they can't call it a Boppy), but I've never tried them. I can only imagine they fit or are pretty close. Here's an example of one by Simplicy.

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  • Ok idk if anyone is interested but I have the natural boppy pillow with a chenille pink cover that I never really used w/ my second and now that Im having my third and wont use it I would hate to see it go to waste. if someone wants to pay the.. i think $5-$7 basic shipping from the post office I'd b more then happy to send it for free.
  • That robot (or ubot as DS calls them...don't ask weird kid) is super cute!! I really want to take a sewing class one day but I'm scared I don't have the patience for it.
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    imagekgorman:
    Potentially stupid question alert:  Do the covers you can make fit the Boppy then too?  Do they sell the pattern separate? 

    From what I understand, the Nurture Nest is slightly bigger than the Boppy. The cover pattern that comes on the NN's bag fits well, but may be tiny bit big for the Boppy. I've heard that Boppy covers fit the Nurture Nest, just a little snug. Either way, because of its shape, you need to fight with it a little to get the cover on straight! Haha

    There are several patterns out there for a "sit up pillow" (they can't call it a Boppy), but I've never tried them. I can only imagine they fit or are pretty close. Here's an example of one by Simplicy.

    Oooh!!  Awesome!!  I'm going to make our guest room my sewing room as soon as it's done.  Thanks for my first projects!!  Squeeee!!
  • Cute cover! I also bough the Nurture Nest instead of the Boppy and picked up their plush blue cover. With coupons it was like $16 for everything! Now I don't feel as guilty for getting My Brest Friend too. These u-shaped covers are a nightmare though! I really hate putting it on.
  • Damn we don't have a JoAnns fabrics.

    I'm sad now. 

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  • agh this just makes me wish I could sew!!!  I'm relatively crafty but me and needle and thread don't mesh :(  love the robots!!!
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