Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another mini-project

Recently the Sewing Republic site featured a pattern from Juliette Lanvers of Chickpea Sewing Studio for making a diaper clutch. It's essentially a folding changing pad with a pocket to hold wipes/diaper. So handy! And I definitely needed a nice, compact changing pad.

diaper clutch closed
I bought the fabric last month when we went on vacation, and finally got the chance to put it together just the other day (while Big Bear was at preschool and Little Bear took a nap).

diaper clutch open
Mmmm.... super-soft minkee for the inside!

It went together really quickly and I'm totally thrilled with how it turned out (though maybe I could have been a little more patient as I machine stitched the binding down... it's a little messy-- but it does the job). I also finally used one of my customizable buttons that have been languishing in my stash. Cute! It is not a huge pad (it finished around 10" x 22"), but I think it will work fine on-the-go.

diaper clutch in the diaper bag
And it fits perfectly inside my diaper bag.

I'm loving these quick projects! They make me feel so accomplished.


  1. This is cool! I would have used this when wingnut was little. I do know someone who is pregnant...maybe I will make one for her.

  2. You go! That's great. I don't need one but it sure would be handy if you had a little one.

  3. That's a great gift. I'll have to keep that in mind for the next baby gift.

  4. That turned out great. Thanks for linking to the pattern because I have some baby gifts I need to make.

  5. I love it! Practical and pretty.
    (I'm SO far behind in my blog reading.)