A diaper clutch was the one project I knew I wanted to create with Lauren. We tried 2 versions (diaper clutch 1 and diaper clutch 2 below) before designing our own pattern (diaper clutch 3). Then with our design, we created two versions: a simple clutch to hold a diaper wipe case and a few diapers as well as a clutch that also folds out into a changing pad. Be sure to leave a comment here to be eligible to win the simple diaper clutch shown above!
Diaper Clutch 1:
For this clutch, I used the pattern found on Make It and Love It. After making it, I thought it was a little too big. I wanted the diapers and wipes to fit snugly into the case. Next time I would make it slightly smaller.
Diaper Clutch 2:
The idea for this clutch cam from Melissa Esplin's blog. She used a business card pattern from Martha Stewart and made it bigger. The business card project was actually an idea I posted several months ago so I loved her twist on the idea. After making it, I felt it was too small. I will definitely try making this clutch again.
Diaper Clutch 3:
After making the first two, we decided to come up with our own pattern. We created two versions. This tutorial features the simple clutch that fits a diaper wipe case and a few diapers. To create the changing pad version, simply add enough length so the flap can wrap around once before closing.
What you'll need:
- faux leather (or an outer material)
- lining fabric
- magnetic clasp
- sewing machine
Step 1: From your leather and lining fabric, cut 12" x 18" pieces. From these, mark on the sides 4" down from the top and also the center point of the upper edge. Draw a line from the side marks to the center point then cut. This will create the "V" shape for the flap.
Step 2: Attach magnets: One will be placed 1 1/2" down from top of lining fabric and the other 3" up from the bottom of lining fabric. Take what you have left of your leather and cut a one inch strip for top magnet. Sew across top and bottom of strip securing the magnet into place. For the bottom magnet, use about a 1 1/2" x 2" square and sew around edges to secure magnet. You can adjust these measurements based on the type and size of magnet that you are using.
Step 3: With right sides together, sew a 5/8" seam leaving approx. 4" at the bottom edge. Clip the corners and turn right side out. Topstitch the entire bottom edge to close hole.
Step 4: Pin the bottom edge up 6" then topstitch around entire clutch.
Step 5: Fill with wipes and approx. 2 diapers, close tight and enjoy!