As promised, here is a little tutorial of how to make a drawstring bag which is the perfect size to become a mini nappy bag. It should fit a disposable nappy or two, a packet of wet wipes, some nappy bags and a tube of sun cream snugly, and can then we used for other things once a little one has moved onto potty training. I adapted the instructions from a tutorial in Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross, changing the bag dimensions and using ribbon instead of handmade ties. Apologies for the slightly dark photos - I took most of the pictures at night!
- Two pieces of fabric measuring 30cm x 25cm
- Two small offcuts of the same fabric
- Two lengths of Matching Ribbon (I always grab something out of my ribbon box but two lengths of 50cm will be plenty).
What to do:
The little bag finished here was sent as a gift to good friends of ours on the arrival of their beautiful daughter. We filled it with Burts Bees baby toiletries, the cutest baby leggings and an Owl puppet. Happy sewing and do let me see your creations if you run this tutorial up.