Hi, my name is Heather and I am sharing with you today a post from my blog Smallfry and Co. I am a stay at home, mother of 2 girls ages 6 months and 2 years. When I have a moment (which seem to be in short supply some days) I love to craft, sew and create. That is what my blog is all about; a bit of everything for home. I am excited to share this post in particular because it is something that I created to make the life of a diaper changing mom a bit easier. Hope you enjoy!!
Last year I brought you this post with my tutorial for making a change pad clutch (an all in one change pad and diapers and wipe carrier). Included in that post I had a couple of pictures of a diaper bag set I had made for a friend that had both the change pad clutch and a folding change pad. Since that post I have received numerous e-mails asking for a pattern or directions on how to making the folding change pad. The one that I had made for my friend was made using a pattern from this book:
so I didn’t feel it was my place to share those instructions on my blog since they were not of my creating. Since then I have created my own version of a folding change pad that is super quick and easy to make. This is version #1 with an elastic fastener strap which doubles as a wipes and diapers holder. TADA!!! This still allows the convenience of a all in one change pad without the size of the change pad clutch (which I had some complaints about).
Here is a tutorial:
1 piece of fabric 22×15
1 piece of fabric 22×3
1 bath towel cut into a piece 22×15 (you want to use a decent quality towel for thickness and softness. I got mine at my favorite big blue store for $4.00 I was able to get 3 change pad pieces out of mine plus left over for bibs)
1 piece of velcro 3 inches long
1 piece of elastic 3 inches long (3/4 inch wide is what I used)
Step #1 Cut your two pieces of fabric. I was able to get my fabric in a little bundle at Walmart. It came with 6 different pieces I think, all precut to 22×16″. It was super convenient considering the cutting staff at my Walmart work at the pace of a sloth. (just a side note I had to add) Step #2 Place towel piece down on fabric-right sides together
Stay tuned for versions 2 and 3 coming soon!!!