wipes clutch tutorial



Wipes Clutch Tutorial


Materials Needed:
  • plastic travel wipes case
  • fabric
  • thin batting
  • braided trim
  • decorative trim or ribbon (optional)
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  • template (save the image below and print as a full 8x11 image - printing directly from your browser may resize the template)


1. Hot glue the batting around the top edges of the wipes case. Trim any excess - there should be no overhang.

2. Wrap the fabric around the case. Hot glue across the top front edge. Pull the fabric taut and hot glue across the bottom front edge (below the line of where it closes together). Continue gluing around all sides, pulling fabric tight. Clip the fabric near the hinge on both sides, so you can glue the fabric tight around the back corners. Trim any excess fabric. Don't worry if it looks a little messy at this point - all the edges will be covered with the braided trim.

For this step, the most important thing to remember is that you do not want to glue over where the wipes case closes and snaps together. On the bottom half, the fabric should not go all the way to the edge.

3. Add a decorative trim or ribbon, if you want one.

4. Glue the braided trim around all edges. Start in one of the bottom back corners. Again, on the bottom side of the case, do not glue over where the case closes.

Continue gluing the trim all the way around. When you get to the hinges, make a U-Turn and start the trim around the top of the case.

When you get back to your starting point, end the trim and top with a small amount of hot glue to keep it from fraying.

You're done! If you worked carefully, the case should still snap closed tight. Fill with baby wipes and you are good to go.

Happy wiping. :)

47 comments:

mamabear said...

Yay for another tutorial! Thank you!

Rose said...

Yaay! This is the awesomest, I knew it would be a simple thing to do but wasn't sure how to cut my material to fit, thanks so much for the great tutorial and the template to trace!!

Chelli said...

Thank you for the tutorial! I have been wanting to make one for my pregnant sister. I love your blog!

Natalie said...

Thank you so much! I love your blog and have been waiting for this tutorial. Another nice addition is some decorative elastic so you can slip in a diaper or two.

Joey and Nettifer said...

thank you!

MaryAnne said...

Thank you! What a great way to dress up a wipes case.

gigi said...

Cute, cute! What a way to wipe! Thanks for being so generous and sharing your ideas with us all.

Krista said...

I've made these and they are so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I made lots of mistakes when I first did it and burnt my fingers several times with the glue.

vic said...

Ingenious! Thank you :o)

Lauren said...

Is the batting only on the top?

Jill said...

yep, mine have batting only on top, but I suppose batting all the way around could not hurt.

leafLet said...

nice to hear from you again, i am happy that you have something new for us your reader.

Kenton and Marianne Ogg said...

Way Cute! Now you just need a matching diaper holder, like a little clutch to keep your diapers together and crumb free in the diaper bag. =)

Prairie Girl said...

I googled for felt food and saw your wonderful creations pop up. How lucky am I to have happened upon such a great blog! I will be back for sure - if not for felt food, than for cool stencils, great crafts and a link to board books (have been looking for those forever!)

Girl Fisher said...

Thanks Jill! I was hoping this would be posted soon as I have two showers to go to. I've seen other tutorials (yours is best), but the batting intrigued me. I thought it was to cover the flip-top so I'm happy to see that can be smoothed out!

Jedda said...

dahling!! Thanks for more crafting fun!
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Trina said...

Another great tute! Thanks Jill :)

I found a wipe case this weekend that I don't need and almost threw away. Glad I didn't.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Pretty and functional, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

Sassy Christian Momma said...

once i saw the wipes case i went and made them. Like you, I'm just a craft junkie-momma! Check out ccbabyinc.blogspot.com and scroll down to see my four case i made. Love your blog and your a perma link to mine! Your template is perfect for those new to crafting. i'm such a figure it out yourself type of a gal! Thanks for inspiring me to make these!
~Corrine

noellesumma said...

Cute craft to take away the wiping blues. I'm a fellow craft junkie and new(ish) mom...congrats!
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Heath said...

My friend told me about your blog and ironically enough, I've been wanting to make a wipy case and wondering what the best way to do it was. THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I'm buying fabric tomorrow I'm so excited.

Thanks, what a fun blog, I love it.

Heath

Amanda @ www.kiddio.org said...

This is fantastic...just what I need, since I've got SO many of those plastic wipes cases lying around and SO many pregnant friends :) Thanks so much for the great tutorial!

Jana said...

I don't know you, but found your blog through a friend. You are very creative and talented. Thanks for sharing! I think I am going to try out the wipes clutch for a friend who is preggers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Twiddle Thumbs admin said...

I've always wanted one of these! My baby is almost out of diapers now, but I'm still going to make one!

Cami

Keri said...

Hi Jill, I was wondering where you purchased the braided trim. I haven't been able to find any that is big like yours. Thanks, Keri

Jill said...

Keri - I bought mine at a store in NYC called Daytona Trimming, but I don't think they have a website. You might want to try M&J Trimming (www.mjtrim.com) - they have everything.

Hope you find what you are looking for!

Keri said...

Thanks Jill! I found it on there!

Ellen said...

I definitely want to try this, but I'm not sure I understand completely how the fabric goes around the case. Is it in two pieces, or just in one? It looks like its one piece from the back. I can't see the line where the two would come together near the back hinge. If its in two pieces, why don't you need to put trim along the hinge to cover up the ugly edges? Sorry; I know I'm craft challenged. =)

Jill said...

Ellen - it is one piece of fabric. When you use the template, fold your fabric in half and line up the dotted line of the template with the fold line of the fabric. It will give you one continuous piece.

Ellen said...

Thanks! That explains it. =)

Natasha said...

Thanks Jill! I really love this project, I made a matching diaper case too and it always puts a smile on my face when I see it! Well, as much as one can smile when changing a baby full of poop.
I blogged about it here and linked back to you. Thanks again! http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/2009/04/makin-poop-pretty.html

Anonymous said...

I love this and I cant wait to make it. I have 4 baby showers to go to in the next few months!! This is such a great idea! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leary Family said...

Thank you so much for the template - it made this soooo much easier! What an inexpensive great gift. By the way ... if you buy quarter fat fabric - you get TWO cases out of it! Perfect size!

Michelle said...

thanks so much for posting this tut! I made one the other day and it turned out great!

Mia said...

I can't wait to make these!!!

Andrea and Casey said...

I made one of these using a different tutorial and ended up doing a ton of trimming after the material was glued. THANK YOU for the template! This should make it a whole lot easier! I also, really like how you did the trim.

Rowanmayfairs said...

I have bought several tutorials to design wipe cases and never quite got the hang of it..

I found this blog
http://samstermommy.blogspot.com/2009/04/makin-poop-pretty.html

and they recommended you !

I took a look at your tutorial and WOW..Yours looks so much easier than the two I bought :)

I'm excited to try it out soon !!

Angie S said...

thanks for this fun and easy tutorial! i have always wanted to get into sewing and crafty but have zero experience. your blog has really inspired me and i linked your site on my recent post (ucame2me.blogspot.com) about the baby wipes clutch i tried out. looking forward to trying out your other tutorials!

Kristin said...

you're an angel. My friend is pregnant and wants one of these, so I told her I'd figure it out and make one, but you figured it out for me. Thanks!!

Now all i have to do is make it. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!!

Tammy said...

What size was the braided trim?

Celeste said...

I wanted to thank you for posting the template on your site. I have messed up these three different times. I am how you say measurement challenged...lol. Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

omg, this is awesome!

Katie said...

I love this idea with the fabric and the batting. I have been making something similar for a few years, but using scrapbook paper, ribbon, and mod podge. Similar look, wipeable, and oh so cute. =) I have also skipped the mod podge step and used contact paper and ribbon as well. Both came out great! I also add stickers/embellishments and the child's name on the front.

Judy said...

I tried to print template but it keep printing on side of on of the directions pages..How do you make it full page? Thanks its so cute and would like to make

Anonymous said...

A store in my town used to sell these and now when I wanted one, the stopped carrying them. I'm glad because then I got to make one myself using your help! I used two different fabrics, a solid color on bottom and a print on top. I did the same with the "u-turn" with the ribbon but I added a strip on the back to cover the meeting of fabrics. The extra glue on the spine doesn't allow it to stay completely open but I like using the two tone thing when things already are divided like this. Great tips! Thanks!

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Anne said...

This is my kind of project - using a hot glue gun and no sewing! Thanks for sharing.