As I have embarked on the task of creating a sweet little nursery for our new little lumberjack, due November 15th, I have discovered that their isn’t much non pastel baby items out there…or if there are, they are out of my price range! I decided to make my own little Lumberjack Changing table pad cover! It is super easy and anyone could do it! The nice thing is, you can choose fabric that you love and that matches your nursery decor. I chose something like this Buffalo Plaid fabric.
This easy sewing project took me about an hour! I’m not a professional seamstress…I’m more of a “‘wing it” sewer. It has worked out pretty good for me so far! In sewing, there are those that must have patterns and those who don’t. It kind of correlates with those who need recipes and those who don’t…wingin it is kinda my style, if you haven’t noticed! 🙂 I don’t have a pattern for this project, but this will be easy for any one! 🙂 Stick with me and you will see what I mean!
DIY Changing Table Pad Cover Tutorial
What you need: (i’ve included my affiliate links for your convenience)
1.5 yards of your fabric of choice ( I used a fabric with some stretch and it really worked out well. I would recommend finding a knit or other stretchy fabric to use.)
What to do:
- First you are going to lay out your fabric on the floor or a table to measure how much fabric you need for your changing table pad. Make sure that there is enough fabric on all sides to fold over the edge to the bottom of the pad with at least 3-4 inches extra covering the bottom of the pad. You will need room to add a seam for a pocket to put your elastic in.
2. After you make sure you have enough fabric on each side, cut right a square out of each corner that comes to a point at each of the corners of the changing pad. This will allow you to sew the corner pocket on each corner. You will fold the right sides together and sew a seam down each on the back side of the fabric (and later you will turn back inside out! 🙂
3. Sew the corners.
4. Fold over the edge of the cover about 1 – 1.5 inches and sew a seam, leaving a 2 inch opening so that you will be able to feed in the elastic!
5. Use a large safety-pin to feed the elastic through the pocket that you just made. Don’t cut off the end until you know how long it needs to be! I tied off the elastic and put my cover on the changing table pad to see if it would fit. I then tightened the elastic and tied a knot.
6. Sew the 2 ends of elastic together and hand sew the opening for the elastic closed…(all though I didn’t do this…I was super lazy!) .
7. It should look something similar to this on the bottom! You are all done!! I love that I can toss this into the washing machine when it gets dirty…and we all know it will!