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.
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.
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.
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).
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:
Linking to some of these fun parties!