Need a special place for your young ones diapers? Today I am sharing a DIY Fabric Basket and Diaper Caddy Tutorial. I made this one especially for my daughter and hand embroidered a whimsical cloud and words to make it magically hers.
My youngest daughter Ava has mastered the day time potty training but still wets the bed at night. Thankfully we have Huggies to help with our toddler and baby skin care routine. Sometimes she drinks quite a bit before bed (you know how asking for a glass of water means that they think they can get away without going to bed yet) and I used to worry that that her diaper would leak or leave her uncomfortable and wet all night long. But since we use Huggies, I don't have to worry at all! They are great diapers that fit well and keep soak up wetness.
And to make putting on a diaper on at night time a little more special I decided to make her a fun Nite Nite Diaper Caddy. By adding a sweet motiff and letting her know that this was her special diaper basket just for her, getting ready for bed is a lot more fun (and tantrum free)! She actually gets excited to go get her night time diaper on! Now for that much excitement when brushing teeth!
She's pretty happy about her new diaper caddy and I'm pretty happy that Huggies helps us have a rash free toddler and baby skin care routine!
I wanted to include something that would remind me of how wonderful being a child is to I hand embroidered 'dream big" on the front. When I look at it every night, I remember how blessed I am to be raising such lovely girls.
We all know that babies skin can be delicate and sensitive - fortunately with Huggies Little Snugglers we are able to provide the protection that will leave them happy and healthy thanks to features such as:
- Gentleabsorb® liner.
Softer outer cover
Improved pocketed-back waistband
Available up to size 4 (at Kroger)
Kroger is also offering a coupon right now!
DIY Fabric Basket Tutorial
Cut 2 Outside pieces 19" wide x 11" tall
Cut 2 Liner pieces 18.5"wide x 10.5" tall
Cut 2 Fusible pieces using pellon 71 one sided fusible 18" wide x 10" tall
for handles cut 4 pieces 2" x 6.5" from fabric and 2 1" x 5.5" from pellon fusible 71.
Iron interfacing to the outside fabric pieces. Leaving 1/2" from edge of fabric.
Mark 4 1/2" line from the bottom, right, and left.
Draw Cloud on fabric using a removable fabric pen
place steam a seam on the back and cut out cloud shape
Mark eyes and mouth on cloud
Iron cloud on to front of basket
Draw words on to front of basket with a removable fabric pen.
Using embroidery floss, hand embroider cloud and letters with a back stitch. Outline cloud with a running stitch.
When done embroidering, place both outside pieces RST (right sides together). Sew starting at top edge of one side and continue around the bottom until you reach the top edge of the other side using a 1/2" seam. Leave top open. Repeat with inside liner pieces.
Fold corner flat so the horizontal line on the side becomes a square edge. Stitch across line making sure to back stitch to reinforce seam. Repeat on other side and for inside liner pieces.
Trim edge to 1/4"
Seams should line up on the inside
Turn basket right side out and fold top seams over 1/2" and iron. Iron inside corners to make more shape a little more square if necessary.
Repeat for inside liner. Then insert in basket so wrong sides are facing.
Fuse interfacing to the wrong side of one side of handle fabric. Sew starting at the top of one side around to the top of the other side using a 1/2" seam. Trim fabric down to 1/4 and clip corners.
Turn right side out. Fold top edge over to the inside 1/2" and press. Topstitch around edges. Attach to basket.