Those cold plastic change pads seem really awful to me. It’s bad enough to a tiny baby that you’re going to take their clothes off and clean them up with cold wet wipes, who wants to lay on cold plastic too? Never mind the fact that IF your little one pees during the whole changing process they end up laying in a puddle of pee. Then again I really don’t want that pee to seep through a fabric change pad and end up on the floor so here’s a change pad that has a waterproof layer, can be made with cute fabric, and is soft for baby to lay on!
I also made myself a little diaper clutch. Maybe a tutorial for that will follow up at a later date!
Waterproof Change Mat
1/2 yard PUL fabric
1/2 yard cute cotton print
1/2 yard cotton toweling (terry cloth)
2 inch piece of 1 inch wide velcro
Rotary Cutter and Mat or Scissors
Cut one 25×17 inch piece out of all three fabrics.
Cut one 6×2 1/4 inch piece of the cotton print. Set aside.
Pin around all four edges and stitch around all edges leaving a 4-5 inch opening.
Turn fabric through the opening, making sure the cotton print and PUL layers are on one side as pictured above. You want to make sure when it’s turned that you don’t see the PUL, only the cotton toweling and cotton print.
Use a point turner to get all four corners nice and smooth. Carefully iron all around then top stitch through all layers and all the way around the mat.
If you want to add the velcro strap so you can roll it up, now is the time! Take your 6×2 1/4 inch piece of fabric. Fold in half right sides together and press. Stitch around one short edge and one long edge. Flip right side out and press. Fold unfinished edge over and press.
Stitch one side of the velcro to one end of the strap.
Measure about 4 inches from one short end of the mat and stitch the opposite end of the velcro strap in place.
Measure down 5 inches from the attached end of the strap and stitch the other piece of velcro in place.
And you’re done! The whole thing can be thrown in the wash machine and dryer if your little one makes a mess of it.