This waterproof diaper changing mat tutorial is perfect for slipping into a purse when you and your baby are on the go! With a few simple materials you can make this useful baby accessory.
fat quarter of quilting cotton (or 1/3 yard)
1/3 yard PUL (polyurethane laminate) or other waterproof material
1/3 terry cloth (or reuse a hand towel)
24″ double fold bias tape or ribbon
21″ x 15″ out of EACH quilting cotton, terry cloth, and PUL
7.5″ square out of quilting cotton
Sewing Essentials (pins, scissors, etc.)
Waterproof diaper changing mat tutorial:
Step 1 – Begin to Sew
You will need to assemble the pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
Place PUL with the waterproof (shiny) side up. Place quilting cotton on top, right side up.
Pin together and baste 1/4″ away from the raw edge.
Step 2 – Make the Corner Pocket
Fold quilting cotton in half, wrong sides together, along the diagonal to form a triangle and press.
Pin the triangle to a lower corner of the terry cloth.
Baste the triangle in place with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 3 – Add the Ties
If you are using bias tape, stitch the long edge closed. Cut in half and knot two of the ends. If you are using ribbon, you can heat seal the ends with a lighter instead.
Pin the un-knotted end 4″ from the corner on both the top and the bottom.
Baste the ties into place.
Step 4 – Finish the changing mat
Place the quilting cotton/PUL layer on top of the terry cloth, right sides facing, and pin around the outside perimeter.
Stitch using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a 3″ opening for turning along one edge.
Clip the corners.
Turn right sides out through the opening and press. Pin the opening closed.
Topstitch around the perimeter, closing the opening at the same time, with a 1/8″ seam allowance.
Additional Free Baby Patterns:
- Baby Long Sleeved T-shirt
- Baby Sundress Pattern
- Baby Bib with a Pocket
- Monster Mash Up Softie Toy
- Baby Burp cloth Pattern
- Busy Baby Tag Blanket
- Fleece Vest
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