|Motherhood Maternity Belly Band|
Wowzers. Guess what- you can make them for a whole lot cheaper. I just whipped up two in less than ten minutes. I used left over fabric from my maxi skirt for one, and a fabric remnant I picked up at Joanns for the other one. I spent maybe 3 dollars on each. My fabric was a polyester/ spandex blend that has a good stretch when pulled on horizontally and vertically. I know jersey knits are also popular and I read that you can even just cut up an old jersey cotton pillowcase! Brilliant! Here is how my home made version turned out:
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1. Measure around your under tummy (at about your pelvic bone) and measure how wide you want your band (how far up you want it to come on your tummy.) My under tummy is roughly 35 inches and I like my band to be about 10 inches wide.
2. Cut your fabric. Cut a rectangle that is exactly the length of your waist + seam allowance and that is double that of your width. Mine was 36 inches (35 inch waist + seam allowance) by 20 inches (double my desired 10 inch width.)
3. Now fold the fabric lengthwise (hot dog style) pin and sew with a zig zag stitch. Zig zag stitching allows for stretch.