I know there are tutorials for diaper clutches that have been around everywhere for a few years. I’ve been making mine for three years now, and it’s always a great go-to baby shower gift. Out of everything my friends or family order for me to make, this would be the top one. So I just thought I’d share how I make mine, complete with a pattern download.
I used to make a wipes case to match, with coordinating fabric. Really cute, but I got tired of making them because I always burned my fingers with the glue gun!
First, print out the five pattern pieces. Here, here, here, here, and here. Tape together where indicated.
So cut out the paper patterns and then use each pattern to cut one lining and one outer fabric. See picture below. Also, you need a 3” strip of velcro or a button for the closure.
I use velcro because if the clutch is stuffed fuller you don’t have to try and stretch the flap closed to button it and risking ripping something. Pictured above please note that the orange is my back flap outer fabric, the cars is my front of clutch outer fabric, and the brown with signs fabric is the lining. Also, you may use the button to just sew on the top and look like it’s a button closure or just to add interest onto the flap.
Take the flap lining fabric and the outer fabric of the clutch front and decide where you want to sew on the velcro (test it by closing the flap and seeing where you need it to be).
Then sew the velcro down as pictured below:
Place the lining and outer for the front of the clutch right sides together and sew 1/4” seam along the top only.
Flip over, iron, and topstitch just along the top.
Then layer your fabric. Place the flap outer fabric right side with the front of clutch outer fabric, then place the lining pieces right sides together behind that. Since you sewed the front clutch pieces together in the previous step, this should be easy to layer them all together. See picture—the orange is my back flap outer fabric, the cars is my front of clutch outer fabric, and the brown with signs fabric is the lining.
Pin and sew around the flap sides, sides, and bottom of clutch, leaving the top of flap open (where the yellow line is). Use a 1/4” seam, making sure to catch all the layers.
Turn right side out, making sure that the velcro ends up where it needs to be (sometimes you might accidentally pull it through wrong and think you messed it up when you actually just have to try again).
Tuck and iron in the raw edges of the top flap opening about 1/4”.
You can also topstitch around the sides of the flap as well. Or even around the entire clutch but I don’t ever do that just because all the layers are already sewn together.
And now it’s ready to go to the cute little newborn and his momma! I can’t get over how small these shoes are! Little Miss B (two years old) kept wanting to wear these size 2 shoes today and of course there was no way that would happen. Babies grow too fast!
Wanting to make it more girly? Here’s another version I made from gathering some ribbon and sewing onto the flap:
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