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HELLO readers!! Wow, It’s been a while, huh?
Well, I’ve been busy spending all day and night snuggling the cutest baby EVER (for reference, scroll to the bottom of the post). Sweet little Lincoln was born back in November, and I decided to take a blogging break so I could soak up all that newborn goodness. 🙂 If you love a good birth story as much as I do, don’t worry! I’ll be back this week sharing all of the fun (and painful) details of Link’s entrance into this world.
For now, I’m here to share a fun and simple sewing project – a diaper clutch! If you liked my homemade burp cloths or baby birth shadow boxes, you’re going to love these. Diaper clutches are pouches that are great for on-the-go diaper changes. Out and about and someone needs a change? Don’t lug the whole diaper bag with you, just grab the clutch! My husband especially loves it, because it’s a lot less conspicuous than a “giant purse” 🙂 They’re also great for keeping in the car as a backup. Because trust me… you always want a backup.
We filled our clutch with Huggies diapers from Family Dollar. We love Huggies and all of the the great Baby Items you can get at Family Dollar for an every day low price. Head on over to take advantage of their awesome deals!
- Fabric: 2 pieces about 18″ x 12″
- 18″ x 12″ interfacing (opt)
- Bias tape
1. Start off by cutting your fabric and interfacing to the size you need. My pieces were about 18″ x 12″, but yours may be different. Place the wipes/diapers on the fabric and use it as a guide. You’ll need enough fabric to sew up the sides and wrap the top and bottom around. I made mine a bit bigger so it can also hold a changing pad.
2. Once your fabric is the right size, line all 3 pieces up together. I used a sew-in interfacing to make the pouch a bit sturdier and it was perfect.
3. Using the wipes/diapers as a guide, measure where the top of the clutch will be (where it folds down), and cut off the corners. Just cut from the edges (at the fold point) up to the middle, like so:
4. Round off the top of the clutch with scissors. Sew the “loop” part of the velcro right underneath, only onto the inside fabric and the interfacing. If you sew it through all 3 pieces of fabric, the thread will show through on the outside!
5. Pin all 3 pieces of fabric together, making sure it’s lined up correctly. You want the interfacing in the center, and the right sides of the fabric facing out.
6. Sew a strip of bias tape on the bottom.
7. Fold the bottom up and pin it into place. I placed mine a bit lower that where the points were, because I knew I’d pack my clutch pretty full, so it needed room to reach around the top.
8. Sew another strip of bias tape around the clutch – everywhere except the bottom.
9. Put your wipes and diapers in the clutch and fold the top over. See where the flap will line up, and sew in the “hook” piece of velcro in the right spot. This time you’ll sew through all 3 pieces of fabric.
And there you go! You’ve got an adorable little clutch that’s perfect for wipes, diapers, and a changing pad! If you’re not including a changing pad, yours will probably be a little smaller than mine. Just make it whatever size you need.
And because I simply can’t wait any longer to show you my newest little monkey, here’s a picture of our little Lincoln Spencer!
Huggies diapers and wipes can be found in the baby section at Family Dollar. Head over HERE to check out more fun tutorials using Huggies!
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