Finished changing pad is about 12"by 27" long. The pocket holds one hard or soft wipes container as well as one or two diapers.
½ yard Cotton Print for the outside and pocket
½ yard Chenille, Minky, or heavy Flannel.
(I prefer Chenille because it is nice and thick without having to add extra batting)
Sew on Velcro
1. Cut the cotton and Chenille fabric into a rectangle 13" x 35".
Lay the fabrics right sides together and pin edges well.
2. Sew edges together with a ½" seam allowance leaving a 4-5" opening on one of the 13" ends, this is so you can turn it all inside out later.
*A ½" seam allowance is important so you can stitch the hole closed with your top stitching.
*Chenille and Minky both have a tendency to stretch a lot. Use a walking foot if you have one, it helps to guide the top and bottom layers of fabric at the same rate. If not don't worry about the stretching, keep it taught so you don't have any large folds, and again pinning well will help.
3. Cut excess fabric at corners as shown in the picture to give corners a nice square edge when turned.
4. Turn right side out through the opening and iron the cotton side only at the edges. Pin your hole closed.
5. Top stitch across the entire 13" end where your hole is, using a ¼" seam allowance. Make sure when you are top stitching that you are using a small enough seam allowance to catch the fabric edges of the hole and sew it shut.
6. Turn the end that you just top stitched up onto the inside 6 ½" to create the pocket. Pin the edges to keep it in place.
8. Your almost done! Now you just have to add Velcro. Put in a wipes container and a diaper so you know how thick it will be. (or something soft like a folded up towel that makes it 2"thick if you don't have a wipes holder and diaper handy) I simply role my changing pad up how I normally would, and then just pin my Velcro pieces in place where I want them and make sure they meet. Sew on Velcro.
* You can also use a long ribbon to make a tie-shut changing pad. Just sew two long pieces of ribbon at the center of one end so that you can wrap the ribbon around the changing pad and tie it. I prefer Velcro because its much faster and easier.
*please do not copy or reproduce this pattern/tutorial without my consent. Thank you!