Padded Diaper Strap Tutorial

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!

Practically Functional: Padded Diaper Strap Tutorial

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 ½ inch, muslin on the inside. Press with an iron. (See the crease from the original fold in the photo below?)

Diaper Strap Tutorial - Folding and ironing

Fold the long edge up to the original halfway fold in the middle, and press.

Diaper Strap Tutorial - Folding and ironing

Repeat on the other side.

Diaper Strap Tutorial - Folding and ironing

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.

Diaper Strap Tutorial - Attaching velcro and button

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!

Diaper Strap Tutorial

Wrap it around some diapers and you’re good to go!

Practically Functional: Padded Diaper Strap Tutorial

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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Jessi Wohlwend

I believe that anyone can do crafts and DIY projects, regardless of skill or experience. I love sharing simple craft ideas, step by step DIY project tutorials, cleaning hacks, and other tips and tricks all with one goal in mind: giving you the tools you need to “do it yourself”, complete fun projects, and make awesome things!

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  1. Bethany says

    11 years ago

    Awesome idea, I need one of these! And it’s so cute, love the chunky button. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Monica says

    11 years ago

    This is a great idea! Much better than the rubberband I currently use. Thanks!

  3. Allyson says

    11 years ago

    Great Idea, girl! Thanks for sharing at Domestic Superhero Sharing Thursdays!

  4. Lauren @ The Thinking Closet says

    11 years ago

    I’ve been a baby craft kick, too, lately! (It seems like all of my friends are having babies all at once.) In fact, I just posted a tutorial for burp cloths. It’d be fun to have a strap to cluster them altogether. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Gwen says

    11 years ago

    I love making stuff for babies, too! That is adorable!

  6. Kelli Girsch says

    11 years ago

    Hi Jessi! Thank you for this’s really cute and useful!
    I found your blog while reading your pesto recipe over at mom4real. It is exactly the way i make’s so flavorful,
    I use it on everything, especially garlic bread.
    I’m so glad I found your blog!

    Kelli Girsch

  7. Melissa-TheHappierHomemaker/SoYouWannaBeaBlogger says

    11 years ago

    This is super cute, I’ve never seen one of these before but definitely need to make one!

  8. Julia Forshee says

    11 years ago

    Very cute!! Thanks for joining our link up at!!

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