I am looking for a cute diaper clutch that holds a couple diapers, wipes and has a changing pad in it. Etsy has so many cute ones. Will you help me pick one out? I am going to use my JP Cezanne as my diaper bag. It will work perfectly. I looked more at the diaper bags today and they are either way too big, too expensive or just ugly. I don’t understand why they think moms want ugly bags or want to have kid fabric for their bag. Cezanne should work. I know the pockets aren’t all the same size for stuff as a diaper bag but I can make it work. Sure is cuter! Now I am working on organizing it.My response was, “I’ll just make you one.” So off to the fabric store I went. Below are the instructions for what I came up with. I sized it to fit in Cezanne. Finished Size: Open: 13.5 x 30 inches (pad 24″, pocket 6″) Folded: 13.5 x 6.5 inches Materials: Outside fabric and pocket lining: 1/2 yd. BPA Free Vinyl Coated Laminated Cotton Fabric Inside fabric: 1/2 yd. Printed PUL Knit Laminated Fabric (it’s what’s used for making cloth diapers) 1/2 yd. Cotton batting Elastic: 4 inches of 1/4″ elastic One 1-inch button Comments & Tips:
- This was my first time working with laminated cotton and it is a bit tricky. Just be patient with it. I don’t recommend working with it if this is your first sewing project. I chose it because I wanted a fabric that is easy to wipe clean. This could also be made with cotton fabric and be a lot easier to sew. Plus, then you could throw it in the wash. I was told at the fabric store the laminated cotton is machine washable. I haven’t personally tried it.
- Keep your pins within the seam allowance. They leave holes.
- I used a universal needle on my machine. It broke once when I was top-stitching through several layers.
- To iron out the creases of the laminated cotton, I placed it laminated side down. Then I placed a doubled cotton cloth on top, sprayed it with water and ironed it on the cotton setting.
- I used a slightly longer stitch length than normal. I was told to use a long stitch at the fabric store, but I didn’t find this was necessary. The longer stitch looked sloppy to me.
- There’s no pressing your seams. This is frustrating, but you’ll get through it.