I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love making things for babies! Baby crafts are always awesome because they are fun, colorful, and tiny; what could be better! So imagine how much fun I had making presents for my cousin’s baby shower a few months ago! Today I’m going to share a simple tutorial for a totally cute and useful baby item: a diaper strap!
Diaper straps are quick and easy to make, and they’re perfect for organizing the essentials. Just wrap it around a diaper or two, a flat pack of wipes, and maybe a fold-able changing mat and you’ve got a mobile baby changing station! It’s great for quick trips to the corner store when you want to leave the giant bag at home, or for dads who don’t want to take the giant pink mommy bag into a bathroom with them to change their kid. You can also use it to keep diapers and wipes held together and organized inside your diaper bag.
DIY Diaper Strap Tutorial
Here’s what you need:
Layer the cotton (pretty side out) on top of the muslin. Fold in half hot dog style (lengthwise) with the muslin on the inside and press the fold with an iron.
Unfold the fabric, and then fold in both short edges about a 1/2 inch, muslin on the inside. Press with an iron. (See the crease from the original fold in the photo below?)
Fold the long edge up to the original halfway fold in the middle, and press.
Repeat on the other side.
Flip your fabric over so that the raw edges are facing down. Cut a 4″ strip of velcro. Sew the soft looped piece of the velcro onto the top left side of the strap, and sew the rough hooked piece onto the bottom right side of the strap. Sew the button onto the strap above the hooked piece of velcro, on the other side of your original halfway fold.
Once the velcro and button is attached, fold the strap in half along your original halfway fold (velcro and buttons on the outside!) and then top-stitch around all four edges. Now when you fold your strap into a loop, you can velcro the ends together, and the button will be a fun decoration on the outside!
Wrap it around some diapers and you’re good to go!
By the way, how adorable and tiny are newborn diapers?!?!?! My cousin took these pictures with the strap wrapped around some of her diapers and OMG, so cute! 🙂
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