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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?

Comments

31 Comments

Keara B.
Date: 2/4/2015
Thanks for sharing this! Changing pad covers can be so expensive and we're on a pretty tight budget. Can't wait to try this... hope I can make it look as good as yours!
Melissa McCarty
Date: 2/4/2015
Makes me want a sewing machine even more!
Celyneet Jusino
Date: 2/5/2015
That's so easy even I can do it! lol :)
Kait WK
Date: 2/7/2015
Oh this is good! Makes me want to make more stuff for the baby room!
Kristina Miller
Date: 2/12/2015
Thanks for this helpful tutorial!
Maggie M.
Date: 2/13/2015
Interesting. Maybe one day I'll try it out. I don't generally use a changing pad but this kinda makes me want to for our next little one.
Elf
Date: 2/13/2015
I've been doing lots of DIY projects lately, and this looks like a nice easy one - I've mostly been protecting my changing pad cover by putting down one of the next size up of prefold, but that doesn't help with the milk drool.
Shanna Rodgers
Date: 2/14/2015
This is perfect! I only have one fitted cover, and when I have to clean it I just have a little blanket that slips around with baby on it. Ugh! Do you think that the pins will hold if Im not able to get a hold of a sewing machine??
Kristen M
Date: 2/14/2015
Nice idea to keep costs down where you can. Thanks for providing a no sew version.
Veronica Bohan
Date: 2/15/2015
Such a great tutorial
Gwenda
Date: 2/16/2015
This looks so easy. It is great that you give two ways to create it. Not everyone has a sewing machine or cares to sew.
Beth R
Date: 2/18/2015
I love how easy this looks. Which is good since that is about my sewing level :)
Amanda N.
Date: 2/19/2015
If I can make something instead of buy it, I will usually do it if it's cheaper. I made a changing pad cover by basically sewing a pillow case for the dimensions of mine.
Amanda
Date: 2/19/2015
Cool. Thanks!
Lena Neff
Date: 2/20/2015
So great to have this tutorial!
Chaunseen K
Date: 2/20/2015
Love this!!
katie m
Date: 2/20/2015
What a great tutorial. This is so simple, looks quick to sew, and uses up my unused receiving blankets.
Camille W
Date: 2/25/2015
This is great. Love anything that's budget friendly!
Valerie Gray
Date: 2/28/2015
I love this easy, inexpensive idea! I will definitely have to go pick up some cute fabric to try this out.
Dana Andrakowicz
Date: 3/2/2015
Really need to try this inexpensive changing table idea! TY
vickie couturier
Date: 3/3/2015
interesting post,,i am going to try to make this for my new grandbaby on the way
Erin Chapman (Brininstool)
Date: 3/3/2015
This is nifty. Thanks!
Mandie
Date: 3/3/2015
Nice! I haven't been able to find a changing pad cover in a color to match the nursery, maybe I'll just make one!
Andrea
Date: 3/5/2015
What a great idea for all the extra receiving blankets we have! (and it seems easy enough that I might actually get it done instead of just adding it to the list of things I may eventually make for LO's room, haha)
judith martinez
Date: 3/12/2015
This is a great use for the blankets that are too small to really be useful! My go to solution has always been a pillowcase.
Erin B.
Date: 3/24/2015
Great idea! I only have one cover for mine as well, might have to make a back up before baby #2 arrives!
Amy moore
Date: 3/25/2015
Love this idea. I'm having a hard time finding match things for my nursery, this will make it so much easier!
Amy moore
Date: 3/25/2015
Love this idea. I'm having a hard time finding match things for my nursery, this will make it so much easier!
Jessica J
Date: 4/25/2015
well, that's easy enough!
Mary Schuh
Date: 7/23/2015
Thanks! This looks so easy; I bet even I could do it!
Jilliann M
Date: 8/13/2015
We never used a changing pad but this looks really simple!

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