Happy New Year!!!

2013 had a lot of ups and a few downs. In 2013 I was blessed with my baby Aarón, my princess started school  and I got a lot of DIY projects done (which I’ve been meaning to share). But I also lost my Grandfather this December and that hit me very hard. 

I look forward to this new day and fresh start.  

Chevron Changing Pad & Wipe Case

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How cute is this!! Matching Pacifier Holder, Wipe Case & Changing Pad.

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Wipe Case:

The Wipe Case was very easy to figure out on my own.

Here ‘s what you need:

  • A wipe case
  • Fabric
  • Batting
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun

First I traced & cut the Batting to the top of the wipe case. Then I traced the Fabric to the top of the wipe case and added some extra space (about 1″) to cover the sides. I hot glued the batting to the top and bottom of the wipe case, then I hot glued the Fabric to the batting, I added glue to the sides, 1 side at a time. Once it cooled I trimmed the edges and hot glued the ribbon to the sides.

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1 wipe case, 2 cuts of batting. 2 cuts of fabric
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Sides trimmed, just need to add ribbon.
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Finished Product

Changing Pad:

Finished Changing Pad

Finished Changing Pad

With the new baby on the way, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping for cute baby products. A lot of things I see at the store, I think to myself, I could save a lot of money if I do it myself. So I turned to Pinterest for help. I found a tutorial that I liked for the Changing Pad on icandy handmade.

  • Cut Fabric to 44″L X 13″W (I used left over Chevron Fabric)
  • 1/2″ thick Batting cut to 22″L X 13″W .(My batting didn’t say how thick it was but I choose to double it for extra padding)
  • Iron-on Vinyl (Found a 2 yard roll at Hobby Lobby, I was able to use one whole piece. I cut it to 44″L X 13″W)
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2 yd Iron-on Vinyl

Here is what the fabric looked like with the Vinyl:

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I folded the fabric in half right side together and place the batting on top and sewed around the edges (I didn’t pin the batting to the fabric cause I didn’t want any holes on the vinyl) I left an opening on the bottom, flipped it inside out and sewed the bottom closed.

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Finished Changing Pad

Finished Changing Pad

There is a few things I would change, if I did this again. I didn’t like that the vinyl kinda stuck together when I was trying to flip it inside out and it got all wrinkly. I would have done two cuts of Fabric (22″L X 13″W), added the vinyl to both sides and sandwich the batting in-between the fabric, then I would have sewed around it once, trim the edges and added bias tape on the edges.

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Pacifier Holder

When my kids were infants, they preferred the Soothie pacifiers and the only pacifier holder I could find in the store for soothie’s was a big flower for my daughter and a blue penguin for my son. This time around I went looking for them for the new baby and couldn’t find any, but I did see pacifier holder with an elastic loop at you can use on most pacifiers. I decided I would make my own verses paying $6-$10 for one.

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9″ pacifier holders

I went to Hobby Lobby and I bought 3 different ribbons and some elastic. I bought the “mitten clips” from Joann’s (these were actually for an ironing board, it came with 8 clips and was cheaper than buying the clips by themselves)

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