When we have completed travel changing mat we should go for it and sew a matching travel pouch for the baby hygiene items we need.
Using same materials (except plastic sheet as we will not need it now) I have prepared shapes in the size to fit in few diapers, baby powder, cream and wet wipes.
I have sewn on all of prepared decorations. Then I have attached material to pieces of blanket left over from previous projects. This will make our pouch stronger and long lasting. I have connected all 5 sides of it for desired shape.
Once I have turned it on the right side I have sewn through the side edges.
But I have left the bottom of it so it will keep it’s full shape.
Next step is lining.
I have cut similar size of fabric to fit in the pouch. And I sew it on 3 sides leaving one of longer sides open.
Then I have flatten bottom part and sewn at each end to shape it.
Now we have to fit lining which is on it’s left side on top of pouch which is on its right side and pin it in.
Sew it all around leaving about 10 cm break so you can turn it all thru it and push lining inside of the pouch which now should be on it’s right side.
Stich again around the edge closing this remaining 10 cm and break will become invisible.
Now we have to add a zipper. Be careful, make sure zipper is long enough to close all up from end to end.
Final stich on each side and viola! e have our beautiful travel changing mat and travel pouch ready to use.
Another essential of our Nursery, Travel Changing Mat!
We will need some fabric, an old piece of blanket to put it inside for softness, double folded finishing tape to sew all around, piece of elastic, bottom and plastic sheet. You could purchased it in the local fabric store but I have decided to use a shower curtain from “dollar” store. Much cheaper and result is the same.
Now you need to plan your design. Use your imagination or follow a similar pattern and use pieces of fabrics which we have used for our previous Nursery projects.
My changing mat will be round on one end and square on the other. I have added decorations on the top end which will be outside of pouch after folding it up.
Then I have sewn it on the piece of blanket with same shape. Next step is the plastic sheet. I have double folded the sheet on the edges for better hold. I had to sew it piece by piece, side by side as the plastic did sleep on the fabrics and it did no look good. But no worries! That is why we have double folded finishing tape to cover all those imperfections.
I have also added two lines of stitching across in the places where mat suppose to break down for folding it.
After I have covered edges with finishing tape I have cut off all the extra pieces of plastic sheet which were still sticking out on the top. Then added bottom and elastic band to hook it up when needed.
That is it! Our brand new, unique travel changing mat is complete.