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DIY: Portable Wipes Case

Recently, clients came into my shop looking for kid-friendly fabric and trim and some guidance on making a portable baby wipes case. I thought this would be the perfect DIY to share with you, so here are the easy steps to creating your own!

You can make one to throw in your diaper bag, and it’s a great baby shower gift idea as well.

Materials:
A travel wipes container (I used Huggies)
Pencil and paper
Frixion pen

A few pins
Lightweight batting
12″x12″ square of fabric (I used Heather Ross’s Three Little Pigs fabric)
52″ of about 1/2″ wide trim
Glue gun

Step 1: Create your pattern by tracing your wipes dispenser on a plain piece of white paper—trace the top and bottom. Cut each pattern out.

Step 2: Using your two patterns, trace and cut out the two pieces on the batting and your chosen fabric. I like to use the Erasable Frixion pens. I suggest that you mark each piece top and bottom respectively. Add about a 1/4” – 1/2” extra around the edge of each and cut out—you can just eyeball this. The excess will cover the edges of the case.

Step 3: Using your glue gun, lay some spots of glue around the edges of your wipes container on the bottom, and place the cut batting on and secure it in place. Now take the fabric piece marked “bottom” and glue that on top of the batting, making sure to center both pieces. Follow the same steps for the top.

Step 4: You will see that you have some extra fabric hanging over each side. Glue down the sides. Don’t worry, when you apply your trim, the cut edges will be covered. Make sure to pull the fabric taut so that it looks smooth. If you have some excess fabric, you can trim it back a bit.

Step 5: Starting at the back of the case, glue your trim along the border making sure to line it up so it lays neatly with the frame of the case both on the top and bottom. Cut any hanging threads or trim.

You are all done! Now you have a chic wipe dispenser to use for all those diaper changes or even those messy moments with your toddlers!

About the author
Rachel Low, also known as the Craft Stylist of Manhattan, is the founder of Pins & Needles: New York City’s coveted studio for chic and modern sewing, crafts, special events and retail products. Her talents and passion translate into stylish and useful projects that inspire makers of all ages.
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  • Joanna

    Oh good, no needle and thread needed!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ross.neytiri Ross Neytiri

    I love craft projects without any sewing needed, too. Glue is like my all-time bestfriend when it comes to anything crafty.

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