Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Make It: Diaper Grab and Go

There are a few things I wouldn't leave home without... and these days, diapers and wipes is one of those things. I don't always want to take my diaper bag with me though, so these little grab and go cases are perfect! I have a few of them... one for the car, one for the diaper bag (so I am not searching for a wrinkled diaper at the bottom of the bag) and one for church. There is enough room in these for a couple diapers, a little wipes case and even a little thing of diaper cream or a disposable changing pad.

2 9x17 rectangles (1 inner and 1 outer fabric)
1 9x14 rectangle (either fabric)
1 9x17 rectangle of batting
1 9x7 rectangle of batting
2 inches of velcro
6 inches of ribbon or a scrap of fabric folded into a strap
assorted sewing notions

First, fold your 9x14 fabric in half over the 9x7 batting. This batting will stabilize the front of the pocket.

Stitch across the fold of the fabric, holding the batting in place and adding more stability. I like the look of two rows of stitching.

Attach your hook-side velcro to the center of this piece.

Next, place your inner 9x17 fabric on top of the 9x17 batting.

At the top of this piece, attach your loop-side velcro. Leave about 2.5 inches from the top of the fabric to allow for sewing and turning right-side out. Stitch this velcro lengthwise so you have lots of give when you close your pouch.

Next, layer everything together. It should go: batting, inner fabric, pocket (all face up), outer fabric (face down). Also, pin your ribbon with the fold facing in. This will become a little loop for carrying or hanging on a hook.

Top of the layer sandwich. Pin everything together.

Leave a 3-4 inch opening at the top of the sandwich and stitch all the way around.

Trim your corners.

Flip right-side out.

Catching your opening, top-stitch all the way around the whole case.

Insert diapers and wipes...

... and toss into your car, purse, diaper bag, wherever!

Make a few for yourself and a few to give to all your mommy friends!


Lauren Ashby said...

I love your cute little blog! I too am a newbie so we new girls on the black have to support each other! :) Keep crafting- I love tutorials!

Lauren Ahsby said...

Oops... "on the block" haha! At least it's Friday!