DIY Wet Bags

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.

Materials

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.

Wet Bag Tutorial

To start with, I used one of each of the fabrics. You will repeat these steps with both sides.Wet Bag Tutorial

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.

Wet Bag Tutorial

Wet Bag Tutorial

I then sewed up the two pieces, leaving the opening.

Wet Bag Tutorial

I also trimmed the extra material away.Wet Bag Tutorial

Then, I turned them right-side-out.

Wet Bag Tutorial

Wet Bag Tutorial

I turned the unfinished side inside itself, and sewed it shut.

Wet Bag Tutorial

Wet Bag Tutorial

 

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.Wet Bag Tutorial
It was easier to sew with the zipper open (I learned from another pouch I had made earlier).

Wet Bag Tutorial

For the second side, I lined it up and sewed with the zipper closed this time.
Wet Bag Tutorial

Once the zipper was sewed on, the sides would open like this:Wet Bag Tutorial

And with the sides together, there was a sandwich like this:

Wet Bag Tutorial

To finish the pouch, I just needed to sew the three remaining sides (the ones that didn’t have the zipper). To do this, make sure to have the right sides facing each other and have the zipper open.Wet Bag Tutorial

Wet Bag Tutorial

And voila! All finished!Wet Bag Tutorial

Wet Bag Tutorial

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You can see them in the diaper bag:

Wet Bag Tutorial

The pirate map fabric holds the “first aid” type items for the diaper bag, while the flamingos hold the toys.

Wet Bag Tutorial

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  1. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday linky party. You have some great tutorials on here and hope to see more from you at next week’s party. Have a super week. Pinned/tweeted.

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