As a nursery director for 13 years, I've seen lot of diaper bags! They run the whole spectrum... ginormous bags for the first time mom, pricey Coach bags for the uber-stylish mom, handmade bags for the crafty mom. Why, I've even seen the "throw the diapers in a grocery bag" variety. They all work, but the thing is that at some point all of these bags get a little cumbersome.
What if you're just running around the corner to grandma's to pick up the pacifier you left at her house? Or maybe to the grocery store for bread and milk. Do you really need that big bag? Of course you grab it because, for goodness sake, you can never be caught unprepared. But wouldn't it be nice to be prepared in a less bulky way?
The On-The-Go Diaper Clutch is the answer...
This simple pattern will show you how to make a clutch perfect for those short outings! Just slip in a pack of travel size wipes and a few diapers, and you're ready for a short jaunt to the library to pick up books. In the middle of potty training? Trade out the diapers for a few pull-ups or undies and a pair of pants, and you're ready to pick up the siblings from school.
If you're dependant on the diaper bag, use the On-The-Go Diaper Clutch in the bag to keep all the changing items together and handy. No more digging around in the bottom of the bag for a diaper!
Pattern Information: The pattern comes as a 20 page PDF download. Written in similar style to my tutorials, there are detailed instructions accompanied by pictures to help you along the way.
The pattern includes instructions for the basic clutch plus four customizable options:
2. Patchwork (Perfect stash buster!)
3. Machine gathers
4. Fussy cut details
Skill Level: Beginner with a little knowledge of basic sewing skills.
½ yard or 1 fat quarter main fabric (quilting cotton or cotton home décor weight fabric)
½ yard or 1 fat quarter lining/closure fabric (quilting cotton)
½ yard medium weight fusible interfacing (only if using quilting cotton for the main fabric)
matching or contrasting thread
7/8 inch squares of sew-in hook and loop tape (Velcro)
Optional: letter stamps, fabric ink pad, cotton twill tape, scrap of solid cotton fabric
Sellers License: The pattern includes a limited sellers license. No mass production.
Purchase: On-The-Go Diaper Clutch can be purchased in my Etsy shop. ***Be sure to leave the email address that you would like the pattern to be sent to in the "Notes to Seller" box!*** You will receive an email confirming your payment and another with the PDF download attached.
I am giving away two On-The Go Diaper Clutch patterns! Jot down a comment below telling me who you'd make this for, or what colors/prints you'd use for a chance to win.
- One comment per person.
- Make sure I have an email address to contact you with and send your pattern to!
- Winners will be chosen on Friday, March 8th.
Check back on Monday to see what my pattern testers did with this!