I Have A Changing Pad Too!

First off, thank you all so much for the nice comments and great tips on my new diaper bag. I’ve already started ‘loading it up’ even though Bret will never use it (I’ve registered for a more ‘manly’ diaper bag). So, what’s next? The matching changing pad!
I had plenty enough leftover fabric from my Nappy Bag (I purposely purchased extra) that creating this pad wasn’t a problem. Instead of purchasing terry cloth from my local fabric store, I opted to buy a store bought towel – which meant I had a lot more color options! The pattern also called for 2 layers of batting, but since the thickness of the terry and my home decor weight fabric seemed thick enough I opted to use one layer which seems puffy enough. I also decided to skip making the case for the changing pad – I thought it would be too difficult to pull it in and out of a bag (therefore I’m less likely to use it!). After a bit of cutting, sewing, and quilting, here’s what I came up with:

It’s all rolled up and fits nicely inside the bag itself. I feel very stylish, like I purchased this set at some sort of upscale boutique! I can’t wait to try my hand at making another bag & changing pad sometime soon (and now that I’ve tried one of her baby patterns, I’m even more excited about Amy Butler’s upcoming book, Sew Baby – September is so very far away!)

5 thoughts on “I Have A Changing Pad Too!

  1. Isabelle

    This is so pretty, Stacy! Lovely colours.
    By the way, my DVD rental finally got the first two seasons of the US version of The Office, which was great fun! I can’t wait for them to get the next seasons. And now I understand your swap packages so much better 🙂

  2. Kris

    Hi Stacy! YEY!!! You finished them! I’m surprised to see the feedback that people left re: the bottle pockets. I always add them to my bags, but instead of dividing the big pockets into 3 sections, I do 2 or just change the orientation so that it works. I can fit my big Nalgene water bottle in the bottle carrier (I drink a ton of water, so it’s handy), and a bottle/sippy cup in the other. Or, sometimes I use one pocket for my keys or other essentials (chapstick, etc.). Maybe try making one next time to see what you think.
    I also agree that the canvas can be bulky/heavy. I used a light twill for the purple one that I made.
    Re turning the bag, I make my opening at the bottom of the bag and then stitch it closed after the bag is turned. No one will see it, and it works well 🙂
    PS: Love the pregnancy tops too!

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