How to Make a Diaper Clutch

How to Make a Diaper Clutch

Calling all you moms, nannies, and other people who work with babies! How often have you needed to run a super quick errand and don’t want to take the entire diaper bag? You know you won’t need everything just potentially a diaper for an emergency. Do you just grab a diaper or two and some wipes? Where do you put them? Ever try to shove them into your small purse or overfilled handbag? As parents, we understand the struggle and we have come up with a solution. We are going to show you How To Make A Diaper Clutch!

How to Make a Diaper Clutch Pin

This clutch will hold several diapers and a small package of wipes that you can easily take with you. Gone are the days of not having exactly what you need unless you take the entire diaper bag. Make your own diaper clutch and have just what you need in a cute and convenient package!

What You’ll Need:

diaper clutch supplies

How to Make A Diaper Clutch

Wash, dry, and iron clutch fabric

Wash, dry and press the fabric of your choice. I have found that the end result has fewer flaws when I pre-prep my fabrics with wash, dry and press. Remember you can always customize the fabrics to your liking. Now on to the measuring, cutting and sewing of the Diaper Clutch.

measuring diaper fabric

Measure and cut your fabric. You will need to cut two – 9” x 15” rectangles – one of lining fabric and one main pouch fabric and Two – 9” x 12” rectangles – one of lining fabric and one of main fabric.

Cutting diaper clutch fabric

On the 9” x 15” rectangles, make a few marks and cut to create an envelope style flap. Measure and mark at 1.5” in on each end of the 9” edge. Also, measure down 3″ from the top and mark on each side. Now, you will connect these two marks with a straight edge (acrylic ruler) and cut them with your rotary cutter. If you do not have one, you can draw a line here and cut with scissors as well. This will create an envelope style flap for your Diaper Clutch.

rough clutch material

Grab the 15” lining piece and the 12” main piece. Cut a 3.5” piece of Velcro. Measure down 1.5” from the top of the 12” main fabric rectangle, and 2.25” in from the side. Place your rough Velcro strip here and pin. On the 15” piece of lining fabric, measure down 1” and 2.25” from the side and place the soft Velcro strip here and pin.

Sewing pouch velcro

Simply stitch around each piece of Velcro. The velcro will give you a nice, easy way to secure the top of your diaper clutch.

Pining pieces for clutch

Now, take each 12” main fabric rectangle and place it face down on the corresponding 15” piece of lining fabric. Pin around the sides and bottom of the fabric. The “right sides” of the fabric should be touching, the sides with the prints on them.

stitch around diaper clutch

Next, stitch in a “U” shape around the sides and bottom of both fabrics. This will create the pocket.

rounding corners

Carefully trim off the corners of the lining fabric. This will make it easier to insert into the main fabric part.

Turn the  bag lining fabric right side out

Now that we are halfway through our how to make a diaper clutch tutorial, you will see your clutch really start to come together! For this step you will turn the lining fabric right side out.

inserting liner

Gently slide the lining fabric down into the main fabric. Note that the main fabric is still inside out at this point!

lining up fabric

Line up the two pouches, ensuring that the flap pieces line up correctly, as well as across the front of the bags. We want this thing to look good!

Pinning top opening

Now, simply pin them in place. A good tip is to use your clips and pins to remind yourself to leave an opening for turning after you sew. You don’t want to accidentally close it all the way. That would be sad. 🙁

sewing clutch

As I show you how to make a diaper clutch, we are now going to sew the flap. This part can get tricky as I said above because you need to make sure you leave an opening so you can turn the pouch right side out. To start, slide the bag onto the sewing machine arm. Just remove the accessory box on your machine so it fits. With a 3/8” seam allowance, begin sewing at the starting point. When you get to the side seam of the bags, you will need to work with the fabric to both pull it off of the sewing machine and flip it over.

stitching pouch

While sewing the flap, the bag will be on the backside. Flip it back to the opening side to finish sewing to the stopping point. Be sure to backstitch at your starting point and stopping point a few times. This increases the durability of your stitches.

Snip the corners of clutch

Snip the corners to round off the flap. This looks better in my opinion and will some style to the pouch

making pouch

Also, make a tiny cut on the fabric where the front meets the back to allow for the fabric to lay flatter. Just be sure not to snip through your stitches!

pouch liner

Through the hole you left when stitching, turn the bag right side out. You’ll see the liner bag and the main bag now.

liner

Flip the liner bag back to “inside out” and tuck it back into the main bag. Poke out corners with a turning tool or chopstick.

Carefully press the flap to create crisp edges on your pouch

Carefully press the flap to create crisp edges. Tuck in the raw edges of the hole you turned the bag through. If you can, slide the bag just onto the edge of your ironing board and press the edges across the front. Then pin or clip the hole.

Topstitch the edge

Starting at one side of the front of the bag, stitch very close to the edge (1/8” seam allowance if possible). Backstitch at your starting and stopping point to secure your stitches. You could have used a ladder stitch to seal this up, but in this case I found it easier to just use my sewing machine.

Stitch around flap

You’ll continue sewing around the corner, flip the bag again, then stitch around the flap and back around the opposite corner to meet your starting point.

Completed diaper clutch with contents

Your clutch is complete! Throw in a few diapers, some wipes, and even some diaper cream if needed. These make excellent baby shower gifts! Once you’ve made one, you will be able to make others to give away. These are amazing gifts for other moms!

How to make a Diaper Clutch

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How To Make A Diaper Clutch

How To Make A Diaper Clutch

Do you need a way to simply take a couple of diapers and a small package of wipes with you for a quick run to the store? This diaper clutch is just for you. It will be super convenient and practical for those times you don't need the whole diaper bag!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Moderate
Estimated Cost $2.00

Materials

  • Two coordinating fabrics of your choice (I used cotton fabric quarters, but any cotton would work. You won’t need more than 1/3 yard if you buy cotton)
  • Sew-On Velcro
  • Coordinating Thread

Instructions

  1. Wash, dry, and iron the fabric.
  2. Measure and cut your fabric. You will need the following: Two 9” x 15” rectangles – one lining fabric and one main fabric. Two 9” x 12” rectangles – one lining fabric and one main fabric.
  3. On the 9” x 15” rectangles, we will make a few marks and cut to create an envelope style flap. Measure and mark at 1.5” in on each end of the 9” edge (see photo). Also, measure down from the top 3” and mark on each side. Connect these two marks with a straight edge (acrylic ruler) and cut using your rotary cutter. If you do not have one, you can draw a line here and cut with scissors as well.
  4. Get the 15” lining piece and the 12” main piece. Cut a 3.5” piece of Velcro. Measure down 1.5” from the top of the 12” rectangle, and 2.25” in from the side. Place your rough Velcro strip here and pin. On the 15” lining piece of fabric, measure down 1” and 2.25” from the side and place the soft Velcro strip here and pin.
  5. Stitch around each piece of Velcro.
  6. Take each 12” rectangle and place it face down on the corresponding 15” piece of fabric. Pin around the sides and bottom of the fabric. The “right sides” of the fabric should be touching.
  7. Stitch in a “U” shape around the sides and bottom of both fabrics.
  8. Carefully trim off the corners.
  9. Turn the lining fabric right side out.
  10. Slide the lining fabric down into the main fabric – which is still inside out at this point! Line up the two “bags.” Ensure the flap pieces line up correctly, as well as across the front of the bags. Pin this in place.
  11. We are going to sew the flap now – this part can get tricky! You will notice in the picture a starting and stopping point on the sewing. Slide the bag onto the sewing machine arm (you’ll need to remove the accessory box). With a 3/8” seam allowance, begin sewing at the starting point. When you get to the side seam of the bags, you will need to work with the fabric to both pull it off of the sewing machine and flip it over. While stitching the flap, the bag will be on the backside, then you’ll flip it back to the opening side to complete the sewing to the stopping point. Be sure to backstitch at your starting point and stopping point a few times.
  12. Snip the corners. Also, make a tiny cut on the fabric where the front meets the back to allow for the fabric to lay flatter (see photo). Just be sure not to snip through your stitches!
  13. Through the hole, you left when stitching, turn the bag right side out. You’ll see the liner bag and the main bag now. Flip the liner bag back to “inside out” and tuck it back into the main bag. Poke out corners with a turning tool or chopstick.
  14. Carefully press the flap to create crisp edges. Tuck in the raw edges of the hole you turned the bag through. If you can, slide the bag just onto the edge of your ironing board and press the edges across the front. Then pin or clip the hole.
  15. Starting at one side of the front of the bag, stitch very close to the edge (1/8” seam allowance if possible). You’ll continue sewing around the corner, flip the bag again, then stitch around the flap and back around the opposite corner to meet your starting point. Backstitch at your starting and stopping point to secure your stitches. (There are photos of this step)
  16. Your clutch is complete! Throw in a few diapers, some wipes, and even some diaper cream if needed. These make excellent baby shower gifts!

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3 thoughts on “How to Make a Diaper Clutch”

  • These can be made for other things besides diapers. I use incontinent pads and this would work great for that. I also use baby wipes. You could also use it for snacks on a car or plane trip. The uses are limited by your imagination.

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