Baby Changing Pad

Baby Changing Pad - The Ribbon Retreat BlogThis baby changing pad is perfect for the mom on the go! Made from laminated cotton, this changing pad includes a closure and a pocket, perfect for your own new little one or for a baby shower gift!

Today I’m going to show you how to make your own, on the go, baby changing pad. I didn’t have one for my first baby, but now that we’re having another little one, I’ve decided that it would have been very useful to have. I’m going to show you how to make one that folds up and carries diapers and wipes.

23″x13″ cotton fabric (for the outside)
23″x13″ laminated cotton fabric (or any water proof fabric)
23″x13″ fabric stablizer pellon

one button

1. a – Place your cotton and laminated fabric right sides together. On the back of your cotton fabric lay the interface/stablizer.
1. b – Choose one of the ends and place your elastic in the middle of the cotton and laminate fabric with loop facing in.

1. c – Pin the elastic in place.

2. Pin around all the edges really well. The laminate fabric can be slippery, so make sure you pin really well. Then sew all the way around the edges leaving a 4-5 inch gap at one end.

3. After you sew, turn your fabric right side out. Iron then top stitch around the edges.

4. a – Fold up the non elastic end 6 1/2 inches.

4. b – Pin and sew to the sides of the mat. You just made your pocket.

Now fold up and add sew on your button where it fits. And your done.

Baby Changing Pad - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Baby Changing Pad - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Baby Changing Pad - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Baby Changing Pad - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Thank you Havalah! That is so awesome! I can’t wait to make one to add to my diaper bag. 🙂 Great job! Havalah is such a great contributor to our blog. We really appreciate her talents and love her tutorials. She has an amazing blog, and I know she would love you to visit her at Sisters, Sisters.

What a great and easy tutorial! This Baby Changing Pad is a perfect necessity for your mom bag or a fantastic gift idea for that upcoming baby shower. We have such great fabric for you to choose from and have wonderful Laminate fabric as well that coordinates to our cotton fabric lines. Come and visit us to pick your fabric for your changing pad and all of your FABulous crafty projects. 🙂

Happy Creating!

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  1. Debbie Bilderain
    Posted April 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Just wanted to say this is a very nice tutorial and well laid out. I can’t wait to make on for my new granddaughter! Thank you so much!

    • Posted April 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

      Hi Debbie! We are so glad you like this tutorial. Congrats on your new granddaughter and thank you for your comment and for being one of our amazing readers!! Have a wonderful day!

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