A Little Turquoise, DIY Baby-Kids Tutorials, Nursery
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Of all the baby things I bought and was given, my Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad and Scale has been by far my most favorite item. My daughter had a bit of trouble gaining weight early on and so having this digital scale at home was huge for me. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth, you put the baby on top, hit the weigh button, and it gives you a digital readout within seconds. It also saves the recorded weights and gives you growth stats as time progresses, as I said, it’s amazing. However, it is rubber and not cozy. It’s soft enough but especially for a newborn, I wanted something more plush to lay her down on. The liners that Hatch sells are waterproof, which is great but I was not impressed and I didn’t like the quality. So, of course I made my own out of Luxe Fleece and I’m excited to share how easy they were to make with you here today!
More Baby Projects To Come
As I’m typing I’m covered in goosebumps and I have tears of joy welling up in my eyes. This is officially our first “diy baby” project and 8 years ago to this day was the first time I ever shared a DIY project here on Something Turquoise. When I started this blog I didn’t know where it would take me, but I’m so grateful and appreciative that now I get to share more of my real life with you. This is my cutie baby Hadley Jane and next to her Daddy, she is the best thing that has ever happened to me. She has inspired me in a way that I didn’t know was possible, so now I (along with an amazing group of other creative moms) will be regularly bringing you projects I make for her and our family. Sadly, most of the wedding things I make for the blog, I end up throwing out because I’m just creating them for your inspiration and not for a real event, which sucks. So with all our kid/family projects, we will only be sharing what we actually create for our families. That means more authentic projects with more love behind them. I hope you enjoy.
- Luxe Fleece (1/3 of a yard will yield two liners)
- Anti-Skid Gripper Fabric
- Liquid Stitch Glue
- Fabric Scissors
- Home Printer and Paper
- Our FREE printable pattern at the end of the post!
Download + Print
Start by clicking on the turquoise printable graphic at the end of the post, it will download automatically. Print both pages on regular computer paper and then cut out the shapes.
Cut Your Fabric
Cut a rectangle of Luxe Fleece down to 11.5″ x 24″. For every 1/3 yard of fleece you buy, you’ll be able to get two liners from it. The Luxe Fleece from JoAnn is much heavier and better quality than the regular stuff and it washes really really well, no need to hem the edges.
Cut The Curve
Place the curve pattern at the top of your fabric and carefully cut around it to mimic the same shape of the changing pad. Then simply fold the fabric in half to copy the curve to the other end.
Use the smaller pattern to cut two pieces of the anti-skid gripper fabric.
At first I did not add this to my liners and after using them for a while, I realized it would be nice if I had something on the back that helped with the slipping. So now I’ve added it to all my liners and it’s much better.
Use Liquid Stitch to glue the anti-skid fabric to the underside corners of your fleece. It adds a bit of weight and helps with typical slipping.
I keep the liners folded up next to the diapers because you’ll be changing them often. That way they are right at your finger tips. For messes I spray Puracy Stain Remover on them right away and wash with my regular loads. I have 6 liners and that seems to work perfectly for our needs.
Super Easy + Super Cute
The pretty fabric choices add a little fun color to her changing station and helps me feel better about putting her down. She on the other hand hates getting her diaper changed no matter if she’s laying on these cute liners or not, LOL. It’s a good thing she’s so darn cute.
As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY and it will show up on our Get Social page. Happy Crafting!
DIY Tutorial Credits
Photography + DIY Tutorial: Jen Causey of Something Turquoise (aka. A Little Turquoise) // Hatch Baby Smart Changing Pad & Scale: Amazon // Luxe Fleece: JoAnn // Liquid Stitch: Amazon // Anti-Skid Gripper Fabric: JoAnn // Fiskars Razors Edge Fabric Shears: Fiskars // Nail Polish: OPI – Withstands the Test of Thyme
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