As we’ve been working through figuring out what we need to keep in our diaper bag, I realized that the loose items (nasal spray, Tylenol, nasal aspirator, baby sunglasses, toys, etc.) was driving me crazy. Instead of buying bags to help organize the inside, I decided to try my hand at making them. I figured it was also probably a good idea to make them wet bags as well, so that if we needed to contain a spill, we could.
To start with, I had 2 pieces of outside material (the flamingos) and 2 pieces of PUL material for the inside (fabric laminated to be waterproof/water-resistant). I also had 1 zipper. For this project, I only had a short zipper, so I decided it would have a side zipper. You can change this, however, to fit whatever specifications you need.
I pinned them together with the “right” sides facing each other. The PUL fabric likes to slide, so you can use a lot of pins if you want to be exact. I left an opening on the left side on of of the pinned pieces and an opening on the right side of the other pinned piece.
I then sewed up the two pieces, leaving the opening.
Then, I turned them right-side-out.
I turned the unfinished side inside itself, and sewed it shut.
Once the two sides were put together, I could add the zipper. For this, I turned the zipper upside-down and placed it so that it faced the right side of the fabric.
It was easier to sew with the zipper open (I learned from another pouch I had made earlier).
And with the sides together, there was a sandwich like this:
You can see them in the diaper bag:
The pirate map fabric holds the “first aid” type items for the diaper bag, while the flamingos hold the toys.
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