Quirky changing pad covers that you can DIY
As you know, I’ve been hands-off in the nursery as far as decor goes. But when it came to the necessity of buying changing cover pads, I begged Mr. M for the chance to quell my sewing bug and make my own. He agreed to let me get a little crafy, and I was quickly off to the fabric store to get stocked up on the goods I needed!
I already had a pattern in mind, thanks to the wonderful PrudentBaby blog, and just needed to find some fabrics that fit the colors of the room and the bedding set. Luckily our local Beverly Fabrics had more than enough designs in mind, and I picked out some Michael Miller fabrics, a batik and some solid colors to make my own little room accents for Baby M.
After some very easy cutting & measuring and basic sewing, I had created all of my changing cover pads with barely any hassle at all. And with 4 of them to rotate through with accidents, I think we’ll be set for awhile! Much much better than paying $23 for just one of the “matching” changing pad covers… and a bit more fun than just an ordinary plain cover.
And just think — they make wonderful baby shower gifts as well!
p.s. yes this is a “sneak peek” at the finished room… but no more photos until everything is totally done in there!
Gorgeous! So much nicer than the pads you can buy!
thanks Laura! Thank goodness for awesome quilting fabric!
Super cute! If you weren’t giving birth very soon, I would get you to make me one :)
BTW, I LOVE the twilight turtle. Charlie has the ladybug (“turn on laybug”) and I am going to get the turtle for Lily!
Hey… if we end up with a boy, please ask me to make you some ridiculously cute baby girl clothes :)
Oh, and 4 should be plenty. I think I have 4, and we only usually rotate through two with doing laundry twice a week. Interestingly, Lily isn’t nearly as “messy” as Charlie was. Maybe cause she is a girl??
Hehehehe! Good to know! I can only hope we have a “neat” baby … is that too much to ask? I think I need to go invest in some scotchguard!
LOVE these! I bookmarked the tutorial on Prudent Baby to make some day, but now thinking these might be the perfect project for the weekend!
It’s a really silly and easy project! I mean… minus the pinning and ironing… the part I like the least of all sewing projects!
I love Twilight Turtle :)
And I love the covers you made too! (that just goes without saying…)!!
Oh! Love when you DIY! I can’t wait to find out the gender on Tuesday so I can start crafting!
These turned out fantastic! I’ll feature them on a project round up soon. congratulations on your baby love!
I hope you will be making ridiculously cute baby boy OR girl clothes…
Baby clothes are cute regardless of whether a boy or girl :)
Of course, she is a booter, so “neat” isn’t really a good way to describe her, since her shoulder and the back of her head is pretty constantly smelling like regurgitated breast milk. Nice. :)