Monday, September 03, 2012

Personalize a Wipes Case

Well, now that you've made a special changing pad for your friend's baby shower, maybe she'd like a matching case for her wipes!  (If you didn't see the changing pad tutorial, check it out here!).



If you haven't already, check out my how-to's for a nursing cover with convenient carrying case and diaper changing pad!

Check out how I made this!

You'll Need:

  • (1) 8.5"x11" piece of felt
  • (2) of approximately the same amount of fabric (you can make the top and bottom of the case in the same fabric, or different, coordinating pieces... and in that case, you would need half as much of each piece)
  • (2) 1"x27" pieces of coordinating or same fabric
  • Ribbons, fabric scraps, and/or buttons for embellishment
  • Huggies travel wipes case...  I've never tried anything but a travel Huggies wipes case, so I don't know how others compare in size (sorry).
  • Hot glue gun
 

Lay the empty wipes case on the felt, and cut 2 pieces approximately the size as the case.


Hot glue both layers of felt to the top of the case (no, you won't be able to use the little opening on the top). 

 

Trim the excess felt all the way around the edges.


Loosely trace the outline of the case onto the fabric.  Add maybe another 1-2 cm to your tracing. Cut out.  (sorry, I didn't take pictures of this step). Hot glue wrong sides of fabric to top and bottom of wipes case. Fold over edges and glue down; trim any excess that passes the lip of the case side.

 
 

I folded a long strip of coordinating fabric down across the top (edges folded under), then glued ribbon down the center of that. Here's where your creativity comes in... embellish however you want!


Now back to the boring finishing stuff...

Fold and glue all short edges of the long fabric strips back, so it looks more finished when it's done.

Starting by the hinge in back, with wrong side out, glue 1/3rd of the long edge all the way around, lining it up with the case lip/ledge. The fabric will overlap at the hinge.

Fold the long strip down towards the wrong side 1/3rd of the way and glue (the right side of the fabric will now be showing).  

Note: the corners will be hard to fold down.  Glue these first, then do the straight sides.


Fold the long strip down the rest of the way, and hot glue.  You now have a pretty finish around the case! (You could have cheated, by the way, and just glued a ribbon all the way around...).


Glue your buttons down where ever you want them on the top, and you're done!

 

Randomly cool shortcut... Place your hot glue gun on foil while you're using it.  All the melty glue drips will cool and harden, so by the time you're ready to pack up, just pull the glue clumps up and throw them away.  Fold the foil over around the glue gun, and easily store as-is (no need to wait until it completely cools off)!



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13 comments:

  1. I have to tell you that I am totally doing this project! I absolutely hate those wipe containers. They are so unattractive. I am so glad I found this site! I am stopping by from Mop It Up Mondays!

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    1. Definitely! At least this way, when you take your little one to the restaurant bathroom (and don't want to take the whole diaper bag), it looks like a cute little clutch instead of screaming, "I'm going to change a diaper!" :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I'm making my sis a diaper bag for her baby shower and this will go perfectly with it!! Got to pin this :)

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    1. Thanks, Jeannie! The brown fabric on the case is actually left over from the diaper bag I made a year ago, and the green is the same fabric I used to make my latest nursing cover and changing pad (and what I plan on making my burp cloths with)! I'm sure she'll love the handmade gifts. Those are the best! Thank you for visiting and pinning!

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  3. I love this project! I'd love it if you'd join me on my T.G.I.F. Linky Party that I host every Thursday evening - Sunday.
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/09/tgif-linky-party-65.html

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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    1. I added this to your party! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love the colors & prints you chose for these. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

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    1. Thanks! Green is my favorite color :) Thank you for hosting the linky party!

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  5. Those are so cute. I love the button embellishments too.
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

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    1. Thanks! I think buttons can make just about any craft a little more fun. Thank you for hosting the party!

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  6. How fun is this! You are a featured favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! Thanks so much for sharing last week! Hope to see you again this weekend! :)
    Mackenzie :)

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  7. this is so cute! thanks for the tutorial! :) i can't sew a button (i know, pathetic!) so i appreciate this kind of project!

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