If you’ve ever been to a walmart and ended up with a little one that needs diaper change you understand the value of having something clean and sanitary to lay your little one on to change a quick diaper. This travel pad is modeled after one given to me at my baby shower for my first baby. I have used it so many times I need to sew up a new one for the next baby. From saving my seat cushions in the car from a major blow out to keeping my little one separate from less than clean surface this has been a baby must have. I have sewn two more for family and their new arrivals. They are quick and easy to whip up.
1/2 yard PUL ( you could also buy laminated cotton, it just needs to be waterproof)
1/2 yard coordinating cotton
3 inches sew on velcro
This pad measures 12 x 24. It folds into a handy size to fit in a diaper bag and will fit even my large 18 month old for a diaper change. The lower (pictured in brown) section is large enough to fit a huggies travel wipe case that comes in t he big box from costco but there is room to adjust here.
Step 1: Cut out a 13 x 25 in rectangle out of the cotton and PUL
Step 2: Pin the male velcro ( the grabby side) to the right side of the cotton rectangle in the center and about 5 inches from the bottom. Sew it in place. You can round the edges of the velcro to keep in kid friendly.
Step 3: Pin the female velcro ( the soft side) centered in the top of the PUL. Sew it in place.
Step 4: Pin the PUL and cotton right side to right side. Do not pint he bottom of the two fabrics.
Step 5: Sew the PUL and cotton together. Remember to leave the bottom open, like a pillow case. You will top stitch the wipe and diaper pocket into this hole later 🙂
Step 6: Turn right side out and press.
Step 7: Cut out a 13 x 26 rectangle in the cotton or coordinating color.
Step 8: Fold over and hem both the “long” sides of the fabric. Fold in half to form a large pocket. I like to slide my wipes case in and pin along the edge at this point. Then I know it will fit. Stitch along the pin line forming two pockets.
Step 9: Insert the raw edge of your “pockets” in to the open end of the pad. Top stitch along the edges securing the pockets.