Waterproof changing mat

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A new nephew in our family means time to sew baby gifts! I sewed a diaper bag for my nephew, but wanted to add a change mat, so I came up with this tutorial.

This change mat is the perfect opportunity to use up small amounts of fabric from your stash. I used a fun quilting cotton that was also used as the lining of the diaper bag. The other side is a soft terry cloth. If you don’t have terry cloth in your stash, you can use a cotton sweater fleece or recycle a small hand towel. The terry cloth soaks up any messes, but there is also a hidden water proof layer inside to protect the surface your baby is laying on.

I added bias tape ties to the change mat so that if it gets dirty, it can simply be rolled up, tied in place, and tossed back in the diaper bag to take home and wash.

Finally, I added a small triangular pocket to the front side. Use it to store a wipes case, some diaper cream, or even a spare diaper. Click here for your free step by step tutorial!


Jess DeWit

Jess DeWit

Designer and Founder at Gracious Threads
Gracious Threads began as a place for Jess to share all the sewing she did for her friends and family. It soon grew, as other sewists shared her love for simple, practical clothing for kids. Jess lives with her husband and 3 children on their Canadian dairy farm.
Jess DeWit
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