• Travel Size Diaper Case (I used Huggies)
  • 1/4″ foam
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1/2″ decorative trim
  • 1/2″ ribbon (optional)
  • 1/2″ ribbon charm (optional)

IMPORTANT: Try not to manipulate the case too much or glue the fabric too tight or it won’t have a tight seal.

1. Trace around the top and bottom of the diaper case to make a pattern. Cut out. Pin those to the fabric. Cut about 1/4″ bigger than the pattern on the bottom. Cut about 1/2″ bigger than the pattern around the top to compensate for the foam.

2. From the pattern cut out one piece of foam for the top.

3. Glue foam in place on top of the diaper case. Take the fabric and wrap it around to all four sides of the case. I usually glue the side of the back first and then stretch it to the front and glue the front side. Then I glue the left side and then stretch to the right side and glue. You do not want to glue to seap over the top edge, nor do you want to glue the case shut. Then with embroidery scissors cut off excess fabric. I do not allow the fabric to go all the way to the bottom of the top of the case. The picture below will give you an idea of how far down I let my fabric go. I glue all my sides first and then glue my corners. Leaving some room is fine because the decorative trim will hide alot.

4. Next I do the same thing and glue the fabric on the bottom sides of the case. I do not add foam to the bottom. It should look like this when all the fabric is on.

5. At this point if you want to add a ribbon and a ribbon charm you would glue that in place. If not proceed with step 6.

6. Next tuck the trim under and glue it to itself so you don’t have a raw edge. Start gluing the trim in the middle of the back of the class. Glue all the way around the side of the top of the case. Do not overlap the edge or you won’t be able to open the case. When you get around to the case again glue the trim to intself and tuck it under. Then glue it down so you have no raw edges that can fray. Now do the same with the bottom edge of the case.

This is what it should look like all completed.

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  1. This is an awesome idea for a shower gift…one question; are you using hot glue, white glue, or e6000?

  2. A friend gave this away at a shower I was at last week. Everyone thought it was the cutest thing ever. I googled on how to make it and your blog came up.
    I was wondering what kind of glue you used?

    Thanks for the tutorial! Looking forward to coming back to check out your other tutorials.

  3. i have just searched for the last hour how to make these!! i am so happy i found your tutorial… thanks for sharing your design!

  4. Thanks for the tutorial. I just finished mine and it looks great! However I did burn the poopie out of my finger on the hot glue ;-( But I can’t wait to make them for the rest of my friends and family! Thanks again!!

  5. Does the top of the fabric need to be sealed with anything? Would you use hot glue to apply beads or crystals?
    Thanks! – They are soo cute!

  6. No I do not seal the fabric. If it gets wet it will dry out. You can spot clean it if you get soomething on it. Yes hot glue will work to glue anything onto the fabric.

  7. I had some left over batting from a quilt, so I just doubled it for the top and used a single layer on the bottom. I made this and a couple of other things for my sister and her daughter (due in Nov.). Thanks for the idea!

  8. I just wanted to add my thanks, as well. I’m trying to stay on a budget and give nice gifts at the same time. I know these can be expensive to buy and you could have saved the info for your own profit. I REALLY appreciate you sharing. It really helps me out and I know my friends are going to appreciate the gifts. Thank you, again.

  9. You are welcome Liz. I am glad I could save you a little money and you can give a great gift. Please email with pics when yo uare done, I would love to see what fabrics you have chosen.

  10. Where did you get the foam? I have only been able to find 1/2 inch thick. Thank you so much for the instructions, they are adorable!

  11. I love your tutorial! I hope you don’t mind…I made one and posted it on my blog and linked back to you! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Thank you so much for showing me how to do this. I have tried before and failed miserably. But now that I see how you do it, it looks like I was over thinking it. Thanks again!

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