All right here's the deal... These diaper AND wipes pouches are my best friend. I don't carry around a diaper bag, just my giant purse but even if you do carry a diaper bag, don't you hate it that the diapers always get all wadded up and germ-ey? Also, I'm a compulsive wipe user so I need a full set of wipes in my purse not a cute little travel pack which I would use all in one setting. I have a fear of touching feces.....there. I said it. I like wipes.
One day in a rush to have something usable and cute, I came up with this little system and I love it. The elastic on the clutch allows you to have multiple sizes of diapers and wipes in there, it's one size fits all!
AND...and...and...these clutches make great gifts!
Here's what you do:
Cut out two pieces of fabric about an inch bigger on all sides than a diaper and wipes would be. I set mine on top and then cut. You know me right? No exact measurements! ;) If you are doing a pieced clutch then piece and stitch it together first.
Face right sides together and sew the three sides together leaving the top open.
Fold the top over twice, press and then stitch. (hem it)
Your almost done!
Sew a large button to the front about 1 inch from the top of the pouch. Then sew a piece of folded elastic to the back...measure it first and make sure it's going to have to stretch to get to and around the button on the other side. The entire length of the elastic shouldn't be more than 2 or 3 inches long.
These diaper and wipe clutches are so fun to make and use! I use mine daily and love knowing I've always got wipes in my purse. Get creative and embellish them however you want! This is a great way to use that tiny piece of fabric, lace, rickrack or button you have been hanging on to for some unknown reason!