Handmade Baby Changing Pad
I bought a 'travel changing pad' from Etsy a few weeks ago, but was a little disappointed by the size when it arrived. It was only 12 by 18 inches - and, maybe for a travel pad it isn't that bad, but I wanted to make some bigger ones.
More pictures of a second version
I took two of the cloth diapers out of the pack Mark's parents gave us. I laid them down on some purple flannel and cut it about an inch larger on all sides.
Then I pinnned them down and stitched them down all around with the sewing machine, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the diaper edge. Then I cut another piece of cotton fabric the same size as the flannel backing and sewed them together like I did the burp cloths, just inside the very edge of the diapers, leaving a 2 inch gap on one side for turning inside-out.
Turn inside-out, point out the corners with a dowel or unsharpened pencil, and sew the gap shut from the outside. Sew 1/4 inch from the edge all the way around for stabilizing. Then sew a line (I used a decorative curvy line) from the top edge stitch to the bottom edge stitch at equal spaces across the cloth, about 3 to 7 times, for quilting and to give it more stability when you wash it. Finish all thread tails and fold lengthways, then roll up and tie with a ribbon.
Are we sure there is still a spine in there?