Thursday, January 28, 2010

Make a Diaper Clutch from a Placemat


This is just about the easiest baby thing out there that you can make! I am sure I saw this on some blog somewhere...forgive me for not remembering where!
I currently have 2 babies in diapers- and my youngest has to wear {2}, yes 2 diapers in two sizes at once, due to his surgery. So the plastic zip bag in the car and diaper bag were getting old pretty fast. ☻
Here is what you do to make this:
1. Buy a placemat at the dollar store.
2. Wash it.
3. Iron it. I used a little spray starch since it really wrinkled when I washed it.
4. Fold it so it creates 2 flaps.
5. Sew on some velcro for a closure. (make sure you mark where you want your velcro so it matches up. I just eye-balled it. )
6. Sew the sides on the larger flap to form a pocket.


Stuff it with diapers and wipes and add it to your diaper bag! Couldn't be easier or cuter.
I am thinking of personalizing it by adding an initial, ribbon, ric-rac, or something and giving it for a baby gift.
What do you think?


He likes It!! (He loved putting any and every thing in his mouth these days!)

16 comments:

Melissa said...

So cute and so simple.I have a baby shower coming up and this would be a cute extra to give. Thanks for sharing.

Jane said...

That is easy! Thanks for sharing!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

It looks nice and easy! I have a cousin who is having a baby, this is totally going on my list of things to make!

Kristin said...

What a fabulous and easy idea! Thanks for sharing!

Woolverton Girl said...

Very cute! I think it would make a great gift, I'll take one ... wink, wink ;)

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Love it!!

Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/01/thursdays-treasures-week-7.html

Leslie said...

awesome idea!!

Cami said...

Good idea! I always want a good pouch.

Melinda said...

very cute, thanks for sharing! I could use this in our school room {we homeschool} Making it out of a cute educational type theme. Much nicer than the stack on top of a bookcase! I was also just thinking how I needed somthing like this for my carry all {diaper} bag!

Niki Carpenter said...

oohhh...I love this!!!! Very sophisticated and adorable!!!

Angie@treasures for tots said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-8.html

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

Very cute idea!

The Activity Mom said...

This is so cool! I'd love to link up to it in my Baby Activity post on 4-24. Would it be ok if I used your first picture with the post?

Olivia said...

That is very cute! I'll have to try that for a gift!
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vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

This is awesome! I love it! Such a great homemade gift idea, too. :)

Tiffany said...

I just found your site by searching for Halloween Toddler Crafts, and I LOVE it! So many great ideas! I have an 18 month old and we are expecting #2 in November, so I will definitely be making the diaper pouch :)