I have two baby showers to go to this month! AHHH! It is raining babies, but as long as it isn’t raining babies at my house everything is good in life! (Mike and I have been trying to decide if there will be a third child in our future??) Just as long as our friends keep having babies I won’t need to have another – I’ll just go snuggle their babies to get my fix. So, long story short, I have been searching for things to make for baby shower gifts.
I always saw adorable fabric diaper cases and thought I would never be able to make one. I guess I thought there was a lot of sewing involved – and I’m not very patient when it comes to sewing! (My sewing machine is vintage and probably needs an oil change, tire rotation, and more windshield wiper fluid - or whatever it is that sewing machines get after they’ve stitched too many miles.)
Any-who, I found out that there is NO sewing involved! Just fabric and a glue gun! I’m a sharp shooter when it comes to glue guns! Point – aim – feel the power behind the hot oozing glue! So I gathered up the materials below and got to work!
- Huggies wipe case
- Ribbon (optional)
- Hot glue gun
- Pen or marker
Flip your fabric with the wrong side facing up. Place the wipe case onto the fabric and trace around it loosely. (You want some extra room for when we wrap the fabric around the case.)
Then fold in half and iron along the folded edge.
Now cut the folded piece of fabric along the line and you will have fabric pieces that you will use to cover the top and bottom of the case.
Trace the shape of the wipe case onto the batting, but this time trace close to the case. You don’t want the batting to wrap around the sides of the case or it will hang out. Cut out two pieces (one for the front and one for the back).
Then glue the batting to the case and glue the fabric to the batting. Fold the extra fabric around the edges of the case and glue them down too.
If you want to add a ribbon across the case, now is the time to do it. Measure a piece of ribbon the length of the wipe case and glue it across. This one is for a boy so I am not adding a ribbon.
To attach the trim start in the back and glue it around the edges of the case. Do one piece of trim along the top and one piece along the bottom. Be sure to cover the edges of the fabric.
This is what the case should look like when the trim is added. Now it is time to cover the spine of the case. Measure the spine and add an inch to the length and an inch to the width. Then cut another piece of fabric to fit those measurements.
(Please excuse my ugly ironing board!)
Now fold the raw edges over and glue them. Then glue that to the spine. Your finished product should like something like this…