Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

What a cute gift for a lucky mom-to-be!

Need a cute gift for a mom-to-be? This diaper clutch is perfect for busy moms on the go. She can drop it in her bag or purse and always have diapers and wipes ready and at-hand. Choose a cute fabric with a fun print and add a touch of whimsy to your project. You’ll have fun using the Dritz® snap pliers and Getta Grip® sewing clips – they’re clutch for this project (pun intended). Have fun!

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

Dritz® supplies:

Omnigrid® supplies:

Other supplies:

  • Fat quarter or 3/8 yard of fabric for outer
  • Fat quarter of 3/8 yard of fabric for lining
  • Fat quarter of fabric for bias cut binding
  • Small cup
  • Pen
  • Iron
  • 3/8 yard of Fusible fleece (such as Fairfield™ Smooth)
  • 5/8 yard of Iron-on vinyl (such as Pellon® Vinyl Fuse)
  • Sewing machine and matching thread

Fabric prep (we used Tiger Lily by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics and Cotton + Steel):

Outer Fabric:

  • 1 pc: 10.5” x 13” outer panel
  • 2 pc: 10.5” x 4.5” pockets

Lining Fabric:

  • 1 pc: 10.5” x 13” panel lining
  • 2 pc: 10.5” x 4.5” pocket linings

Fusible Vinyl:

  • 1 pc: 10.5” x 13” for panel lining
  • 2 pc: 10.5” x 4.5” for pocket linings

Fusible Fleece:

  • 1 pc: 10.5” x 13” for outer panel
  • 2 pc: 10.5” x 4.5” for pockets

Other notes:

SA = seam allowance


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

1) Fuse fleece to wrong side of the outer panel and pockets.

Apply iron-on vinyl to the right side of lining panel and pocket linings following package instructions.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

2) Use a cup to trace a curve on all four corners of the outer panel and panel lining. Trace a curve on the two outside corners of each pocket and pocket lining.

Use scissors to cut along the curves. 


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

3) Place the pockets and pocket lining pieces wrong sides together. Baste along the straight edge with a ⅛” SA and a 6.0mm stitch length.

4) Following our bias strips tutorial, cut strips to 2.25” wide and stitch enough pieces together to make a 90” long piece of bias binding.

Fold in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and press.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

5) Cut two 10.5” long pieces of bias binding. Align the raw edges of the binding piece with the long straight edge of the pocket on the lining side. Stitch the binding strip to the pocket with a ¼” SA. Backstitch at the beginning and end.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

6) Fold the binding over to the front of the pocket and clip in place with Getta Grip® sewing clips.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

7) Edgestitch along the edge of the binding, backstitching at the beginning and end. Repeat for other pocket.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

8) Place the outer panel and panel lining wrong side together. Baste around all edges with a ⅛” SA. Place both pockets on the lining panel side, matching up the curved corners. Baste with a ⅛” SA. 


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

9) Stitch the bias binding to the pocket side of the clutch. Starting at the bottom, leave a 4” tail unstitched. Backstitch at the beginning.

Stitch around all sides going slowly around the curves. 


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

10) After stitching around the last corner, stop about 4” from beginning stitches. Backstitch and leave a long tail.

Trim the binding tails so they overlap by ½”.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

11) Open binding tails and pin ends right sides together. Stitch with a ¼” SA.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

12) Finger press the seams open. Refold the binding and stitch to edge of clutch. Backstitch at the beginning and end.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

13) Trim bulk from the corner curves. Clip the seam allowance of the binding at the curves.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

14) Fold the binding over to the front of the clutch and hold in place with Getta Grip® sewing clips.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

15) Hand stitch the binding in place with a ladder stitch.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

16) Use a pen to mark a dot on each pocket side that is centered 1/2” in from the edge of the clutch. Use the awl to poke a hole through the fabric layers. Set the snap using the snap fastener pliers and following the package instructions.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

You’re done! Cute, huh?


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

Load her up with diapers and wipes – moms can keep this diaper clutch in a purse or tote. Baby supplies are always ready!


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Diaper Clutch

This sweet diaper clutch makes a thoughtful gift – especially when it’s personalized using fabrics that your mom-to-be loves (choose her favorite colors, prints or designer; or match it to nursery decor or other baby accessories).

Do you have a baby shower to go to this spring? What are you giving?

Huge thanks to our friend, Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane, who designed and made this diaper clutch for us. Jennifer is contributing regularly to our blog and we are absolutely thrilled with the design aesthetic and creativity she brings to her sewing projects! Check out all the projects she’s made for us here.

 

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