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Fold out nappy / diaper bag

Added May 2, 2011

by frankiesoup

Bury St. Edmunds...






This nappy/diaper bag has been in my head since I first fell pregnant, but it’s taken me until my due date to actually get around to making it.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I hope the pictures are fairly self explanatory. Basically, all the sides fold away – thanks to 5 zips – to reveal a changing surface for bub.

It isn’t quite finished yet – I want to add detachable covers to the main body of the mat and to make everything as washing-machine-friendly as possible, I have a plan for the dirty nappy pocket. I want to make an outer bag of fused plastic with various inner bags made from towel. The outer bag will protect the pocket fabric, whilst the inner bag can be removed and placed directly in the washing machine without my having to fish around for dirty, pooey things. Finally, I want to make a bicarb odor-eater to help the fused-plastic bag contain the smell. I think I’m going to make this shaped like a toy or something and put it on a string so that bub has something to play with whilst they’re being changed. When all is done, it should be a very self-contained little changing station.

I don’t know when I seem to think I’ll get this done. No doubt in about thirty years when I need it for grandchild… c’est la vie.

For captioned pictures, take a look at my ’blog: http://frankiesoup.wordpress.com/2011/04/30/completion/

Material Notes

Stash fabric, and lots of it!




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type

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    May 5, 2011, 05.31 PMby yvettemariesfineart

    What an awesome idea! :0)

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      May 7, 2011, 09.26 AMby frankiesoup

      Thanks :) It’s really easy to make – I might do a tutorial when I have a little more free time!

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    May 4, 2011, 01.17 PMby zaarissima

    great work! so practical and beautiful!!!

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    • Green_eyes_large

      May 5, 2011, 06.22 AMby frankiesoup

      Thanks! :) Babe arrived 3 days early though so I haven’t had chance to finish it as I’d like yet…

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