Travel Baby Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial (with PUL or oilcloth): a DIY project by www.cucicucicoo.com!

Baby Changing Mat Tutorial (PUL or Oilcloth)

Baby Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial (with PUL or oilcloth): a DIY project by www.cucicucicoo.com!

Earlier this week I published a nice, long post for my Learn to Machine Sew series all about PUL fabric: how to prepare it and tips for sewing it without going totally bonkers! So now that you know everything there is to know about PUL (well, more or less….), let’s sew something useful with it: a travel changing mat for babies!

Travel Baby Diaper Changing Mat Tutorial (with PUL or oilcloth): a DIY project by www.cucicucicoo.com!

What if you don’t have any diaper-wearing babies? Make one anyway– these are a highly appreciated gift for any new mom! Nobody wants to change their precious baby’s diaper on a scummy changing pad in a public or store bathroom. Or what if you’re in the park when a massive blowout occurs? Just lay out one of these pads on the grass or on a parkbench and get that mess taken care of ASAP!

You can fold these mats into fourths along the central sewn lines and just stick them right in your bag! Or, if you have a particularly squirmy baby, making it dangerous to change him on an elevated changing pad, use these changing mats right on the living room floor to avoid any accidental falls or near-falls. And when they get dirty, just wipe them off with a damp cloth!

This is a pretty simple design, just a rectangle with rounded corners, but you could always add a little strap with a snap or velcro to keep it closed, or add a little pouch or drawstring bag to hold it in. Read more

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How to sew PUL fabric (for waterproof layers in cloth diapers, pads, wet bags and changing mats) | www.cucicucicoo.com

How to sew PUL fabric (for waterproof layers)

How to sew PUL fabric (for waterproof layers in cloth diapers, pads, wet bags and changing mats) | www.cucicucicoo.com

This week on the Learn to Machine Sew series, I'll be focusing one of the very few specialty fabrics that I use: PUL. PUL (which I always pronounce "pull" even though it's actually pronounced as the acronym that it is: "P-U-L") stands for Polyurethane Laminate. In normal English, it's a fabric that is laminated on the back (the wrong side). … Read more

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Pattern review: One Cardigan by Serger Pepper

One Cardigan by Serger Pepper. A sweet and versatile crossover sweater with a tie and petal skirt. Options: pixie hood, regular hood, short/long/no sleeves, buttons. Pattern review by www.cucicucicoo.com

My friend Irene from Serger Pepper is at it again with a wonderful versatile and upcycling-friendly pattern: the One Cardigan for girls! Just look at how adorable this cardigan is! I love how easy it is to personalize Irene's patterns! With a pattern with so many possible variations, it's no surprise that every single one of her testers came … Read more

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Big news, guys! My pattern shop, Cucicucicoo Patterns, is just about ready to officially open! I'm just waiting on a few tax-related bureaucratic things before I can put items up for sale, but my first three PDF sewing patterns are ready! To celebrate, I'm sharing a FREE professional-quality sewing pattern with you: the Carry Everywhere Shopping … Read more