Diaper Clutch Tutorial from H&P Artistry

Diaper Clutch Tutorial

Diaper Clutch Tutorial

Today my Dears,
We are making a diaper clutch. It is so very cute and useful. The clutch itself has a pocket to hold wipes and diapers and a wipeable side for changing baby.
The cool thing about this projects id that I used a Vinyl table-cloth for the wipeable side. repurpose, repurpose , repurpose.
Materials:

Materials

Duck Fabric – 1/2 yard (Why duck? Because it is durable.)
Vinyl table-cloth or laminated fabric – 1/2 yard
Velcro – (I chose sticky and ended up sewing it down anyway)
Quilt batting – I chose baby blanket batting because it is not as thick and I can keep a bag around for lots of projects.

Step 1
Cut fabric
I cut 35″ x 13″. Remember you are creating a folded pocket at the bottom. When you cut the batting take off the height of the pocket. Mine was 7 inches. This makes it easier to sew the pocket sides.

Measure 1

Measure 2

Measure 3

I used the vinyl as a template to cut out the duck fabric.

Template 1

Template 2

Here are the cut pieces.

cut pieces

Step 2

Layer

Layer the fabric. Remember that you are turning the fabric out and make sure right sides are together between the duck and the vinyl. (The first time I did this project I layered wrong and when I turned the piece out the batting was on the outside. Not cool or fun!)

Step 3

Pin

Pin.

Be careful with the vinyl the pin holes will show. Be sure that you pin in the seam allowance. Some people I know use binder clips instead of pins and then you do not have to worry. I just had pins available. Leave an opening for turning.

Step 4

Match thread to project

Sew

Sew

I matched my thread to the fabric. I did it now so that I would not forget when it is time for top stitching.

Back Stitch corners

Don’t forget to back-stitch the corners.

Zig zag

I ran a zigzag around the edge as well to add support to the seams. This thing will get a lot of use and you do not want it to pull apart.

Step 5

Snip corners

Trun

Trim your corners and turn out. Do no Iron, the Vinyl will melt and ruin your project, iron, and ironing board!!!!! If you have wrinkles place a towel in the dryer and get it hot, Lay it over the fabric and put a large book or something heavy over it the heat will help loosen the wrinkles.

Step 6

Stitch closed

Fold your opening under and Top stitch. I chose a zig zag because I like a good zig zag stitch.

Step 7

Velcro pocket

Velcro top

Velcro – (You can stitch your velcro in place before you stitch the pieces together.)
I choose to stitch last for two reasons.
1 The added stability of sewing through both sides of fabric. I thought of this later.
2. the real reason – I bought sticky velcro thinking It would work and it didn’t so I had to sew it in place.
You can also stitch a folded piece of ribbon in the opening space and have the clutch tie closed.

Step 8

The pocket
Fold the pocket up and test placement. (I added a cute ribbon for decoration. If you choose to decorate do it before you sew the pocket down.)

Folded bottom

Option 1 is a fold accordion style.

Flat pocket

Pocket

Option 2 is a flat straight stitch. I choose flat.

test

Test out the pocket and you are done.

Open clutch

Diaper Clutch

I added a piece of ribbon to the top to cover the stitch marks from the velcro.

open changing mat

Wishing you Luck and Love,
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