Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Wednesday: Diaper Pouch Tutorial

I went to Fabricland with my mom last week.  We had a great time together.  I absolutely fell in love with this material, so I bought some.  My friend had shown me a pouch she bought to hold a few diapers and wipes.  That way you just move the pouch to your purse when you want to go out quickly.  My younger sister is gonna' love this material too, so I made her a little something.


First I measured two rectangles approx 9 1/2 inches by 15 /12 inches.
I used a small dinner plate to make one end of each rectangle rounded.  This will be the flap to close the pouch.

Next I cut a small rectangle from the coordinating fabric for a pocket.  This was about 4 1/2 inches by 6 inches.   Fold under the edges all the way around for this pocket and sew.

Pin the pocket to the material you'd like to use on the inside.  Place it below the flap.  Sew around three sides.

On each of the large rectangle pieces, fold up the edges, pin and sew.  Keep in mind to leave an opening in one to turn it inside out (I usually leave a gap on the inside piece)!!!

On the outer pieced I also added a ribbon to use as a handle.

Now at the bottom edge of each pouch shape, cut out a small square (about 1/2inch).  Squeeze it open, match the opposite sides and sew in place.  This will give some shape to the bottom.

With right sides facing, pin and sew the two pouches together.  You may wish to add a small loop at the top for closing the pouch.

Turn right side out and iron the piece.  Next I chose to sew around the edges of the opening.
I just need to add a button to close (you could also use velcro, or a snap).  Tada!!!

This should hold a few diapers and some wipes.

Let me know what you think of this tutorial (it's my first).

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