Friday, March 20, 2015

Travel Diaper Clutch Tutorial

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As promised, I'm back with a tutorial for the super simple travel diaper clutch I shared last week!  This really is so easy to make, and comes together well within an hour.  Go ahead, make one for your self, and then one for all of your friends, as everyone should be carrying diapers in style.  See below for the tutorial, or download the PDF version for easy printing.  If you make one, I'd love to see it!  Tag me on Instagram @sewcraftyjess, or add it to the SewCraftyJess Flickr group!


Travel Diaper Clutch
PDF Version
Folded Finished Size: 6.5" x 10.5"

You will need:
Outer fabric: 22" x 10.5"
Lining fabric: 22" x 10.5"
Binding fabric: (2) 11" x 2.5", (2) 13.5" x 2.5"
Sew-on Velcro 2" x 1/2"" 
Fusible fleece*: 22" x 10.5"
Iron-On Vinyl*: (2) 22" x 10.5"
*Optional-fusible fleece is highly recommended if using quilting cotton weight fabric

1.  Apply fusible fleece to wrong side of outer fabric

2.  Following package instructions, apply iron vinyl to right sides of both outer fabric and lining fabric.


3.  Layer outer fabric and lining fabric wrong sides together and pin.  Baste layers together using 1/8" seam allowance.  Note:  If using iron-on vinyl, keep your pins within 1/4" of the fabric edge so the pin marks are hidden within the seam allowances of the finished product.  


4.  Center velcro 2" in from each 10.5" edge of the outer fabric (below picture shows 3", pretend it shows 2"), and sew in place.


5.  Take the (2) 11" x 2.5" binding strips, fold in half lengthwise, press.  


6.  We will attach (1) binding strip to each 10.5" edge in the same manner as applying quilt binding.  Align the raw edges of the binding with the outer fabric raw edge of the 10.5" side, sew with 1/4" seam allowance.


7.  Fold the finished edge around to the back of the fabric (lining fabric side).  Stitch in the ditch from the outer fabric side, catching the finished edge of the binding on the lining side of the fabric sandwich.


8.  Fold each 10.5" edge in towards the center, creating (2) pockets that measure 4.5" x 10.5".  Baste in place following basting stitches from step 3.


9.  Fold short edges of remaining (2) binding strips 1/4", press.  


10.  Fold in half lengthwise, as in step 5.  

11.  Apply binding strip to each unfinished edge as in steps 6 and 7.  I prefer to begin applying binding to the "outer fabric" of the pouch, and fold binding around to the inner "pocket side".  


12.  Fill your new stylish diaper clutch full of diapers and wipes, enjoy!

Diaper Clutch