In the next few posts, I want to share with you how to make Dressed Up Wipe Cases, Fancy Burp Cloths and Nursing Covers. These are all items I was oblivious to prior to having children and now I wouldn't know what to do without them. Of course, you can do without these, but they sure make life a bit easier and prettier!
Last year, I came across someone with a wipe case that was all dressed up. I immediately thought, "I can do that!" Off I went to test it out. Well, let me tell you the first time was a huge fail. My glue gun left huge clumps of hot glue all over the fabric and case, it was horrible. The next time I took more care so that the case would look great. Let me share with you how to make these cute little gifts. Here is a preview of mine:
- wipe cases (found in the baby section of any store practically, very inexpensive)
- quilt batting or felt (small amount or leftover from other projects)
- pretty fabric (great way to use up some leftover pieces)
- ribbons, buttons, flowers and in other embellishments
- glue gun
- glue sticks
4. Cut two pieces of fabric to approximately 9 by 5. Once again check to make sure your case has the same dimensions as mine. Perfection isn't needed again as we will trim and cover with ribbon.
5. Position the fabric on one side of your box. Make sure that it is centered to adequately cover all sides. Glue the fabric to the batting. Then apply a strip of glue directly to the edge of the wipe case (every 3 to 4 inches) and press down the fabric. Trim any excess that goes over the closing of the case. Repeat this process all the way around on both top and bottom. Here is what your case will look like afterward.
I didn't have buttons or a flower to add, but I liked just the touch of ribbon. Here is how your case should look when you are finished.
There you have it. A simple gift that makes changing a diaper a bit more enjoyable. I made three for friends and since I was making them, I needed one for myself as well.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful. I would love to hear what embellishments you would add to your cases and see your pictures!