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DIY 5 Minute No-Sew Changing Pad Cover Tutorial

Posted by Becca on 2/3/2015 to Cloth Diaper How-To
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Five Minute, No Sew Changing Pad cover

no sew,changing pad Up until now my son had only one changing pad cover because I simply haven’t had time to make a second one. I didn’t feel like buying one because I always intended to make him another and I didn’t want to waste my money. Yesterday I decided that enough was enough. He needed a new one. His only one often doesn’t make it to the wash because I hate being without it, which means it’s starting to get...well, dingy is a nice way to put it.

Baby Bear has tons of extra blankets and towels. I laid one of his flannel receiving blankets next to the changing pad and realized it was the perfect size. I grabbed two of them and added four safety/diaper pins. With that and nothing more I was able to make him a decent changing pad cover in mere minutes.

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Materials Needed:

1. A blanket or towel you already have on hand that is large enough that the sides and ends wrap around to the back of your changing pad.
2. Four safety pins or diaper pins.
3. Optional: A sewing machine and thread. This only adds about a minute to the process, believe it or not. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can hand sew with a needle and thread while watching an episode of your favorite 1⁄2 hour sitcom

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No­ Sew Instructions:

1. Remove changing pad from the changing table and place it on top of the right side of your blanket. Place it in the center so the sides of the blanket hang over the ends.br /> 2. Fold either side inward, and use your safety pins to secure it at each corner so that the ends are snugly pinched against the changing pad.
You will not pin this to the changing pad. You’re simply making seams with your safety/diaper pins, pinning around the changing pad.
3. Pull the pinned blanket off of the changing pad and turn it right side out.
5. Place the changing pad inside the now right side out changing pad cover, tucking it underneath the folds at all four sides.
6. Place the covered changing pad on your changing table.

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Sewing Instructions:

1. Remove changing pad from the changing table and place it on top of the right side of your blanket. Place it in the center so the sides of the blanket hang over the ends.
2. Fold either side inward, and use your safety pins to secure it at each corner so that the ends are snugly pinched against the changing pad.
You will not pin this to the changing pad. You’re simply making seams with your safety/diaper pins, pinning around the changing pad.
3. Pull the pinned blanket off of the changing pad and bring it to your sewing machine.
4. Sew a seam at each of the four corners against the inside “edge” of your pins. You can measure if you’d like to be exact, but I didn’t. I didn’t even iron my blanket first and it worked just fine.
5. Turn the blanket/cover right side out.
6. Place the changing pad inside the now right side out changing pad cover, tucking it underneath the folds at all four sides.
7. Place the changing pad on your changing table.

If you sewed your changing pad cover, then sew another so you always have two in rotation. If you made it with diaper or safety pins, you’ll take the pins off to wash it and then recreate this process with a new blanket or towel while your first cover is in the wash.

Doesn't this look easy? Think you'll give it a try?