Changing Pad Cover Tutorial

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!

Changing Pad Cover 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:

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1 Yard of Fabric 

36″ of elastic 5/8″  or smaller in width (I used 3/8″)

Rotary Cutter or Fabric Scissors

Coordinating Thread

Step {One}

Fold fabric (with right sides together)

lengthwise and then again widthwise

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Once folded take the corner that has no folded edges and cut out an 8″ square.

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When you unfold your fabric it should now look like this:

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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.

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Last, you are going to create a tube to run your elastic through.  

For this you will need to get out your iron.

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Next sew that folded edge down, all the way around leaving a 1″ opening for you to insert your elastic.

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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!

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Finish by sliding it onto your changing pad!

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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!




  1. such a great tutorial! totally going to have to try this out. love how your nursery is coming along. that little wagon and globe! love them.

  2. Hi! Fellow “Dave’s wife” here! I have been following you on pinterest for awhile and just realized we must be due with our little bundles a few days apart! We’re due with our little girl on May 19th. Good luck with the exciting last 3 weeks! I’m ready to meet our little girl! And thanks for the cover tutorial. I can’t sew but it will be added to my sisters to do list 🙂

  3. I like your changing pad, but I love that peg board holding the diapers.

  4. YAY! Baby C is almost here! Can’t wait to squeeze him!! Good job on the cover, mama!

  5. What a great step by step! Getting ready for that baby!!

  6. I love this! Thanks for sharing. With grand baby #1 due in July, I am thrift store shopping and can use this tip to make old things new again!

    Found you at Farmhouse Porch.

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