Friday, May 4, 2012

Diaper Wipes Case Tutorial

This is a quick & easy project I made the other day in literally 15 minutes!  Of course, about halfway through the project I realized I should take pictures of it to share on the blog, so I will do my best to explain the project in detail and you'll have visualize some of it with me as I don't have all the pictures.

What you'll need: 

Pampers or Huggies wipes case
Quilt batting (less than 1/4 yard)
Fabric of choice (again, you'll need less than 1/4 yard)
Ribbon of choice
Hot glue gun

First you'll take your wipes case & trace it's outline on a piece of paper. 
This will be your pattern piece.  Cut 2 pieces of quilt batting to the size of your pattern piece.  You will also use the pattern piece to cut out 2 pieces of the fabric, however, you will need to cut your fabric about 1/2" larger all the way around the pattern piece, rather than right at the traced lines.  This allows for extra fabric to fold over the sides of the wipes case- make sense?

Glue batting in place, one piece on each side of the wipes case.  No need to go crazy with the glue on this part, it just needs a few dots of glue to hold it in place. 

Next, you will afix the fabric to your wipes case.  I started at the back of the wipes case with the top piece, only gluing the fabric down at the edges.  If you glue on the top or bottom of the wipes case, I think you would probably get some glue lines that show through your fabric.  Glue down fabric on the back side, front side and then on the right and left sides before gluing down the corners.  You will have to stretch the fabric tightly over the case as you go to avoid wrinkles or loose spots. 

Once you have the top of the case completed, move onto the bottom and repeat the same steps, until the case is covered with fabric :) 


Now for the finishing touches! Your ribbon will cover up the raw edges of the fabric & any plastic from the wipes case that the fabric did not cover. It will create a nice finished look to the case!
Starting at the back of the case, little by little, glue ribbon onto case, covering raw edges of fabric & any plastic still showing through from the case itself. I included pictures of this process below, so take a looksee if you want to see what I'm talking about.

You will want to border both the top half of the case & the bottom half with ribbon to create the right look.  Also, be sure to keep the ribbon taught as you wrap it around the case...we don't want any bubbly ribbon!

Once the ribbon is wrapped all the way around, you can take a step back & admire you're work because you're done!  YAY! :)
So much prettier to look at than the plain old white case & so easy to do!

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