DIY Change Pad Cover

DIY Change Pad Cover

I’ll just say right away that I’m not a sewer by any means but I do own a sewing machine and know some of the basics. So you can trust me when I say that this change pad cover tutorial is so easy! As long as you can sew a straight line, you’ll be golden.

I decided to make my own cover because I was having a hard time finding a pattern that I liked around town. So, I picked up a metre and a half of this funky arrow patterned fabric from Fabricville for about $8.

DIY Change Pad Cover

To start, you’ll need to lay out your fabric and cut a 48 x 32 inch piece. I had a very fuzzy helper for this part.

DIY Change Pad Cover

Next you’ll fold the fabric in half length-wise.

DIY Change Pad Cover

And again width-wise.

DIY Change Pad Cover

Find the corner with all the end pieces and measure an 8 inch x 8 inch square to be cut out.

DIY Change Pad Cover

Once unfolded, it should look like this:

DIY Change Pad Cover

Now you’re going to sew these ends together.

DIY Change Pad Cover

At this point I would make sure that the cover is going to fit the change pad before you go any further. Mine fit perfectly.

DIY Change Pad Cover

Now you’re now going to need elastic. Three yards is more than enough for this part.

DIY Change Pad Cover

Since the cover is going to be washed frequently, I sewed a zigzag stitch around the end of the cover to prevent fraying down the road.

DIY Change Pad Cover

I then folded the zigzag stitch over and sewed a straight line.

DIY Change Pad Cover

To insert the elastic, I simply folded the fabric over the elastic about an inch and started sewing making sure not to sew the elastic into the fabric. You could also sew the opening for the elastic and insert it later but this was much easier and quicker.

DIY Change Pad Cover

I left openings for both ends of the elastic and then pulled it tight once I was done sewing.

DIY Change Pad Cover

Lastly, tie a knot, cut off the excess elastic, and tuck it under the fabric.

DIY Change Pad Cover

And that’s it! A unique change pad cover for under $10.

DIY Change Pad Cover

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2 Comment

  1. How large was you changing pad? Mine is 70cmx47cm (27.5×18.5inch) but I do not understand how big fabric I should cut out?

    1. Hi Anete! Mine was 31×16 but what I would suggest is folding the fabric over the change pad and leave at least 3-4 inches around the back, it doesn’t matter if it’s too much fabric since the elastic is going to make it nice and tight. Good luck!

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