{Re-vamped} Fabric Baby Wipe Tutorial

I've gotten quite a few interest in my fabric baby wipe cover pattern (thank you by the way!), BUT since I've posted that baby wipe cover, there has been some glitches with the outcome and I didn't want to pass on a product I wouldn't enjoy myself... These are the 3 problems I wanted to fix... 1) it didn't hold that many wipes 2) the fabric would absorb the moister from the wipes around the stitching and 3) the opening wasn't sealed enough to keep the wipes from getting dried out... SO, after racking my brain, researching and prototyping, I've finally came up with a pattern that will take care of all those problems. Instead of putting this pattern up for sale, I've decided to just post it here for free (since I like free patterns myself)... The only thing I ask you is to please use and love this pattern for personal use and/or gift giving only. (Please don’t re-sale the pattern or make and sale it for a profit—I’ve worked really hard on coming up with it). Thanks! :)

Here is my orginal tutorial for my baby wipe fabric cover

This is the re-vamped baby wipe fabric cover (I'll have to do something cute of the flap next time)

Now, with all that out of the way… Let’s get started.

First of all, you need to download and print off the pattern: page1 page2 page3 (make sure you open it via adobe reader or google docs and print off at 100%).

Next you need to gather your material:

~½ yard of fabric of your choice (or scraps of fabric)
~1 white trash bag (this will be your lining material)
~iron and ironing board
~wax paper
~12 inches of 1-2in Velcro
~Sewing machine, thread and scissors
~Some basic sewing know-how

*Always pre-wash your fabric, here’s why.

Open your trash bag and lay it flat on the iron board. Fold in half (long ways) and fuse together with iron between two piece of wax paper. *If you don’t know how to fuse plastic together, go here to watch a quick tutorial on YouTube.

After printing off your pattern, cut out your fabric and lining (the number of cuts per piece of material is written on the pattern)

Cut a little piece of Velcro (about ½ in. wide and 1-2 in. long) and sew one side to the front flap lining. Turn around and fuse some extra pieces of trash bag to the stitching to make water proof.

Take the front flap fabric and lining, right-sides together and sew ¼ in. around leaving the top open. Turn right-side out and fold an inward hem on the open side. Tape and set aside.

Turn front-A right-side down, fold cut flaps up to make a rectangular opening. Press and sew around opening.

Take the front flap and front-A, right-sides up and sew on the folded hem of the front flap to front-A, covering and centering over the rectangular opening. Sew the other side of the little piece of Velcro to front-A where it would connect to the Velcro piece on the front flap. Set aside.

Sew one side of the remaining Velcro to back flap lining. Flip over and fuse extra pieces of trash bag on stitching (to make water proof). Sew right-sides together the sides and top of the back flap lining and fabric. Turn right-side out and set aside.

Sew the other side of the remaining Velcro to back fabric, where the back flap would connect to the back (pretty much in the center). Take the back fabric and lining right-sides together and sew the top. Flip right-sides out and set aside.

Sew each pair of width sides (fabric and lining), right-sides together at the top. Flip right-side out and set aside.

Sew each pair of side flaps (fabric and lining), right-sides together at the top and side. Turn right-side out and set aside.

Take one pair of the length side (fabric and lining), right-sides together, and stich on both end sides (short sides). Turn right-side out and set aside.

Base 1/8 seam around each pair of cut material (fabric and lining).
Assemble the bag:
Use the pictures and quick description to follow the order of sewing.

Sew back flap to length side (without sewed edge), right-sides together. Make stitch along side farthest from Velcro

Right-sides together, sew front-A to other side of length side (without sewed edge). Make stitch along-side the folded sewn edge of front flap.

Sew other side of front-A (closest to the front flap opening) to length side (with the sewed edges)--length wise, right-sides together.

Right-sides together, sew back to length side

Sew pair of width side to opposite sides of front (with side flaps free)

Flip inside-out and sew the other side of width side to back, and then bottom width sides to bottom length side.

Fuse pieces of extra trash bag over stitching to make water proof.

Turn right-side out, fill with wipes, close and use! :)


  1. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies (please, notice the new url for my blog), under the Page 2 post on Jul. 15, 2012. Thanks again.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 3 post on Aug. 30, 2012. Thanks again.



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