DIY Change Pad Cover

This is such a quick, fun sew! Going to a baby shower and have no gift? Need another cover faster than the washing machine & dryer can clean your current one? Then here we go:

Supplies Needed:
1 1/4 metre fabric – you can use quilting cotton, flannel, knit, minky, etc.
1 metre (39″) 3/8″ elastic
coordinating thread

1. Cut Fabric into a 48″ x 32″ piece.

2. Fold so all 4 raw corners of the piece are on the same edge, all on top of each other, by folding the piece in half, and then in half again. Cut an 8 inch square from all the corners simultaneously.  You should have 4 separate 8 inch squares left.

3. Iron hem along each of the 4 long edges.  First 1/4 inch, then 1/2 inch to create the elastic pocket.

4. Sew each corner edge to edge to create the corners using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Be sure to backstich at the beginning and end. Ensure the ironed hem is unfolded before you sew, or else you will not be able to thread the elastic all the way around.

5. Sew hem, leaving a 1-2 inch gap for threading the elastic.

6. Use bodkin or safety pin to thread elastic.

7. Sew elastic ends together and close the gap in the hem.

8. Congrats! You have created your very own change pad cover in no time flat!

If you need fabric for this project, make sure you check out The Fabric Snob! We have a large selection of quilting cotton, flannel and minky perfect for this project!