Clutch "Diaper Pocket" Pad {pattern&tutorial}



{Exclusive Invitation}

Congrats to you! You may not have had front row seats to the Academy Awards last weekend, but you are officially invited to the viewing of the 1st item in my "Travel Line" of simple sewing tutotials. {Wink&giggle...;)}
Introducing, The "Clutch" Diaper Pocket Pad {Pattern&Tutorial}!


If you missed my last post about the inspiration for this travel inspired project you can get the background here. {I always like to share why I decided to make something--then you can better understand how this crazy brain of my works!:)}

Now before you begin, lets talk fabric. A cute cotton print for the outside and soft material {flannel, fleece, minky, etc} for the inside will work wonderfully. Although I used a white microfleece for the inside of the pad I made during the tutorial, I wouldn't recommend it for obvious reasons...but it was what I had on hand.:)

Pictured below are a few changing pads I made {and one that my friend Janeen made} and just rolled up. If there is enough interest {let me know in the commments or email me} I can show you how I actually made some pads like this--they just don't have the pocket for the diaper/wipes, but they roll up nicely to throw into a diaper bag and then into the wash.

I would call this a very easy project...and I'm a beginner. I think it would be a great one for someone who just got a machine or who hasn't used one in a while. {Been there...not so long ago!} I'd like to think that ANYONE could follow this tutorial, but I guess we'll see!:)
*{Please feel free to follow my pattern&tutorial in this post to make as many of these as you wish , but please do not make them for profit without my permission.}*
Intro: 2 sizes are included in this pattern--Infant and Toddler. Once you print the pattern feel free to adjust it to your needs if the sizes I provided don't work for you. Have fun and good luck!
Clutch"Diaper Pocket" Pad {pattern&tutorial} by Toad

What you'll need:

-A computer to download the pattern and a printer to print the pieces. Download the pattern here.
-Material for the inside and outside of the pad {see pattern for deminsions}
-4 inches of velcro {I used the sew-on, but I'm sure the iron on would work too.}
-About an hour of time {most likely less!}









































I hope you like and use this pattern! And don't worry, I still have a few more family trip pictures to post...:).
+Emily Ashby

42 comments:

Janette said...

I love how exciting that post was! Janeen was telling me about how you guys try to get together every wednesday. I am very jealous. Love it!

Mallorey said...

Awwww.....I would love a cute girly one!
So cute!

Hernandez Family said...

That would be so neat to win one of these! If not I can always make one.

Matt 'n Erin said...

Liam would love me for this!

The Harris Family said...

Thank you so much for this Emily! I am going to try and make one before we leave on our trip-I'm thinking long drive, gas station changing tables. Yuck!
Also I would love to win a girl one!

Kiersten said...

This is a great tutorial. Thanks! I'd love to win a girl one.

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

I would love to win a boy won!

cArLa said...

such a cool idea emily! just a question, did anyone ever tell you that you look like reece witherspoon? happy weekend!

Kelly Stoddart said...

LOve your blog. I have to say I bought your car seat blanket pattern and have been giving them away as gifts for all my family and they are such a BIG hit! I would love one for a littl girl. Thanks
kellylstoddart@yahoo.co

Alicia said...

I would LOVE a boy one! Super cute!

Dawn said...

Someday I am going to get a sewing machine so I can be as cool as you are! Until then I am just going to have to keep trying to win your wonderful creations.

Jenn said...

OOh I'd love a chance at either. I am still going out to buy fabric to make some. They would go super cute with my cuter than store bought home made diaper bags. You are super crafty.

Tracy said...

New follower here - found you from One Pretty Thing.

Very cute!!! I made something very similar recently for a baby gift - you can check it out if you want on my blog!

Michelle Turner said...

What an awesome tutorial... I have a totally different changing pad tutorial I am getting ready to post... but I also like the idea of adding the pocket on yours!
Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!
Michelle

pageturnercrafts@gmai.com

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Meghan said...

very cute! i found this via one pretty thing, too. i love the pocket, and you did a darling job on the tutorial.

The Kansas Kouple said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :) One of these clutches would sure do the trick!

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♥Andrea♥ said...

I'd like a boy one if I won!

Do you have measurements so I wouldn't have to print a pattern?

anne said...

If I don't win one, I'll make it a point to create one...too cute! Thanks so much for sharing with the rest of us (I don't mind boy or girl colors - we know plenty of folks with both). :)

Thanks again!

june at noon said...

Are these large enough to cover a whole changing table such as is found in a public restroom? I've found other changing pads I've had don't cover the whole surface of the table, so my wiggly little one is still able to touch some of the yuck!

Emily said...

They don't cover the entire changing table {a blanket may do the trick}, or you could EASILY adjust the pattern to make a bigger pad. {Just add on inches where you'd like to make it larger.}

I hear ya about a wiggling babes!

annemarie said...

Wonderful project - your work amazes me!!

Kelly Marie said...

Emily, because of you, I want a sewing machine, and want to be as cool and crafty as you are. The end! Loves to you and your cute family! Still want a temple trip? I could babysit on a Saturday or something next week?

chelsea said...

Happy Day! Thanks, Toad!

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

One for a infant boy please please!!! great job!!!
girlforgod27@aol.com

Troy, Sarah and Lucy Sherman said...

I would LOVE to see how you made the changing pads by the way!

Micki said...

Those are so cute! I have a changing pad on my to-sew list, and now I know which kind to make. I love the minky! Way cute!

ificould said...

I can't wait to make this - it is adorable! Love it so much I put a link on my blog: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/2010/03/clutch-diaper-pocket-pad.html

If you want, grab a button saying you were featured: http://ificould-ificould.blogspot.com/p/featured-sites.html

Thanks for the great idea!
LOVE your blog!!
Missy

**Danielle** said...

I am a TOTAL novice but completed this in only a few hours. THANK YOU for a great tutorial and pattern. SO proud of myself :)

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is such an awesome idea, thank you for the tutorial.

Tracey O. said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful pattern for the diaper clutch, bag, & pad. I'd love to try to make some for my step-daughter's little girl. I'd also love one of yours for my baby boy. Maybe I could use it to help me make more for gifts????
Thanks again!

Susan said...

I love this idea!! I just made one for a friend who is due in July, and it was so easy I'm thinking of making several more for other friends and one for myself, too. :O) Thanks for sharing this!

Cathy said...

Thank you! I am in need of a baby gift...now! This is perfect! I'm a beginner sewer too, and I think I can tackle this. :)

J said...

Thanks for this tutorial! see my version here: http://embracethehedgehog.blogspot.com/2010/08/projekt-13-woche-15-kinder-kinder.html

Josefine

♥Andrea♥ said...

It would be great if you posted the measurements instead of a pattern. It's just a plain rectangle, right?

Ashley said...

a.m.a.z.i.n.g! what a wonderful tutorial and pattern! thank you for sharing.. you weren't lying when you said this was easy! and how adorable? this is my new baby shower go to gift. i love it.

Katie said...

Thanks for the pattern and tute! Great job and beautiful work. I've got a few friends having babies so this will be nice to add to my little collection of baby gifts. I think I'll make myself one for my 1 year old too :)

Gracie said...

Great idea! I am a "returning" sewer and these would make great baby gifts. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Cheryl said...

I can;t believ no one asked Qs about making this yet! - When you say 5/8" to iron down and sew 1/2" i cant only fold under 1/8 of an inch!!! i need more material to make a nice seem and already cut the pattern.. i guess you didnt fold any under to make a nice seem inside the pocket?
Trying to figure this out-- I got really confused too cause the photo looks like wayyy more than 5/8" - is that really all? Let me know asap since im trying to make this right now :(

Cheryl said...

OK I made it without the nice hem inside the pocket and I am sooo pleased :) looks professional... :) Thanks for the free pattern!! I will be making another one as a gift for a friend :) I think I have enough material to do the nice hem for the next one :) Still curious -is the photo actually only 5/8" folded down?

juleandbee said...

i just totally made two of these and they came out crazy cute. i used a cream colored, wavy chenille for the inside layer and matched the pocket and outside fabric because i didn't have any coordinating fabric. they look awesome. i have seriously limited sewing skills. thanks for the free pattern and clear directions. you rock!
-bee

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