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DIY Roll Up Baby Change Mat

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Let’s face it with babies you find your self changing them in some pretty creative places. Luckily you can make this easy + modern baby change mat in just 30 minutes. Washable and waterproof, it rolls up small with an elastic to keep it in place. You can even place a diaper inside with a few wipes and take just that for short outings (I’ve never been one for the big bulky diaper bag ) It’s the perfect size for a Mamma on the go and has a layer of batting for a bit of cushion.

This baby change mat has been a lifesaver while out and about. Sometimes you won’t find a baby change table in the restroom, so you can just change them right on the floor (cringe free) or sink top and your baby stays clean. Just wipe down the change pad back at home with soap and water. Not only is this baby change mat for diaper changes, it has proven to have many more surprise uses…

  • As a cushioned cover for shopping cart seats.
  • Placed over a wet swing , or on wet sand at the park.
  • A big catch mat for stroller snacks.
  • Placed in a stroller for a dry seat (when you leave the stroller in the rain overnight! it happens)
  • Folded over and placed as a cushion for those hard restaurant high chairs.
  • Used as a colorful distraction for a crying baby in the car.

A miracle baby project right!? Perfect for a shower gift and you can make several and store them for friends having babies for a ready to go gift.

I used my SINGER 7258  100-Stitch Computerized Sewing Machine  for this project. Its a great little machine and you can whip out fun projects on the fly.

Materials

1/2 yard oilcloth
1/2 yard denim or canvas for backing
1/2 yard warm and natural batting
1 package of 3/4 inch seam binding in a pop color and thread in a matching color.

I have always loved oilcloth and you can find such  beautiful patterns these days. Here are some sweet options I’ve found online.

Instructions

Print the free pattern here : Roll-Up Baby Change Mat

  1. Cut out the pattern and cut 1x for the oilcloth, the back and the batting.
  2. Sandwich the pieces together with the batting in the middle and pin together.

3. Lay the bias tape on the oilcloth side and leave about 2 inches free hanging (for sewing together the bias tape ends)

4. Sew around the change mat along the fold in the bias tape. At the top in the middle add in the silver elastic loop, and continue sewing until you meet the end of the bias tape.5. Close the bias tape by sewing the two ends of bias tape together, pinching the bias tape close to the mat to measure, then turn and sew in place .

(for perfect bias tape see this tutorial )

6. Take a pair of sizzers and trim around the mat in places where it seems to thick to turn the bias tape. I find the curves sometimes need a little trimming for the bias tape to turn and lay flat.7. Sew the other side of the bias tape stitching on the denim side.8. Fold into 4 and wrap the elastic around and your finished! Easy peesy!I’d love to hear about your finished projects! Sharing is caring 🙂

 

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3 Comments

  • Reply Liz January 23, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    Such an adorable idea! I never liked putting my kids on public changers so being able to make your own cute mat is a great idea!

  • Reply Tina January 24, 2018 at 12:33 AM

    SO there is a name for that, oil cloth. I wondered where to find fabric like that. This looks easy to make. No more trash bags over wet seats. Love the patterns of the fabric in your links!

    • Reply Andrea January 24, 2018 at 1:08 AM

      Thanks Tina!! I love oilcloth & I’m happy I could find these great fabrics online! It’s very easy to make:)

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