Over the past few weeks, I have been working hard to prepare for this new little bundle of Boy to join our family.
I can hardly believe that he will be here in less than 3 weeks!
If you follow me on instagram, you might have gotten a few sneak peeks at the Nursery!
Well today, I am Super excited to share some of it with you!
Along with a SUPER simple sewing tutorial!
Now this little space isn’t COMPLETELY finished yet…
But if you ask me, I am completely thrilled with how it has turned out so far!
As I have browsed online, and shopped til I dropped,
The hardest thing for me was finding bedding,
and textiles that 1. were affordable & 2. were something that I actually liked.
So instead of forking out the dough on something that wasn’t exactly what I wanted,
I decided the only option was to create it myself!
So today I am going to share with you a simple tutorial on how YOU can sew your very own Changing Pad Cover that will fit
most standard size changing pads.
(32″L X 16″W X 3-4″H)
To start here are the materials you will need:
1 Yard of Fabric
36″ of elastic 5/8″ or smaller in width (I used 3/8″)
Rotary Cutter or Fabric Scissors
Fold fabric (with right sides together)
lengthwise and then again widthwise
Once folded take the corner that has no folded edges and cut out an 8″ square.
When you unfold your fabric it should now look like this:
Next you are going to match up the edges of your squares and fold them with right sides together.
A to A, B to B etc.
Take those folds to your sewing machine and sew them together with a 1/4″ seam.
You should now have four fitted corners for your cover that look like this when sewn.
Last, you are going to create a tube to run your elastic through.
For this you will need to get out your iron.
Next sew that folded edge down, all the way around leaving a 1″ opening for you to insert your elastic.
Next run your elastic through that edge by attaching one end with a straight pin to your cover
and a Safety Pin on the opposite end. (this makes it easier to pull it through)
Once you have run it all the way through, un-pin and sew your elastic ends together,
And close up your 1″ opening.
You will now have a Cover that looks like this!
Finish by sliding it onto your changing pad!
Now do a little Happy Dance that you have a custom Changing Pad Cover that costs WAY less than
what you would spend on a plain one at a regular store!