Hello everyone, sorry I haven’t added a new tutorial sooner but I hope you like this one. This was requested by a customer after visiting me at a craft stall I did and they saw these on my stall. They are really easy to make and once you have made one they really do take less than half an hour to make one up. And, although it’s a tutorial for a nappy holder, it could just as easily be a clutch bag (would just need to be stiffer).
You will need
This really is a great little thing to make and makes such a great gift to anyone expecting or that already have little ones. This is basically a bigger version of my tea bag holder tutorial.
Firstly I picked my 2 fat quarters and binding
You then need to give your fabric a quick press and then measure 12 inches across the width of the fabric. You will use the whole length of the fabric so you only have to cut one measurement.
Next cut you wadding to the same size (roughly) as your fabric. You don’t need to be perfect here as you can trim after you start to add the binding.
Next cut your 1st piece of binding to just over 12” so you’re ready to sew. You need to place your inner fabric front down, then your wadding and place your outer fabric face up.
Before I add this first piece of binding, I do a baste stitch at the very edge of what is the bottom piece of fabric, just to secure the wadding.
Nest sew your pre cut piece of binding along the bottom edge of your fabric (where you have done your baste stitch) and sew along the fold of the binding.
Trim off anything that might be sticking out to far and then fold over and stitch so your binding is secure and finished. You can pin of you like but I like to ba able to move the binding if needed to cover the fabric.
Next you need to fold up the bottom part of fabric (where you have just placed the binding) roughly 6 inches. Try and smooth the fabric out so that it all sits flat and even. You may find you have bits of wadding sticking out but you don’t need to worry about that until you have started your next piece of binding.
Next you need to round off the top edges to make a lovely curved top. Again, this doesn’t have to be perfect as it will all look lovely when the binding is added.
You then need to cut your next piece of binding to about 1m, fold up one end slightly, so that there is not fraying, and place on the corner of one of the folded up edges.
Next job is to sew all around the large piece of binding, again in the fold of the binding and finish off the corner as you started on the opposite side by folding the binding over.
Now you will find you have some bits you need to chop off so that the binding goes over the raw edges nicely. Especially needed where the wadding is folded over twice.
Next you need to finish off the other side of the binding and again I like to keep the binding loose so I can manoeuvre over the fabric as I go (and also it keeps it free for if I need to cut off any other bits that need to go)
Your almost done
Next you need to add your fastening. I have done Velcro here but you could just as easily add a button and use the button hole function on your machine (I always do the button hole on some scrap fabric before I put it on to the final thing)
Cut about a 2 inch piece of 1inch wide Velcro and place about an inch done form the binding and sew into place. This can be a bit tricky on the bottom section so you may want to pin into place 1st.
That’s it! You’re done
You could finish off with a quick press and maybe add a pack of wipes in there so its ready to go if its for a gift
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