All you need to make this chic, boutique-style covered wipes case is fabric, padding, ribbon and a glue-gun! Ain’t it cute? And it’s such a pretty way to carry around an absolutely neccessary baby item. Small scraps from a prior sewing project work well for this (all you need about a 10″ square piece of fabric)!
travel-sized wipes case
10 X 10″ piece of fabric (thinner fabric is easier, like a quilter’s cotton rather than a denim)
scrap of polyester quilt batting (cotton batting or felt also works, dependent on how “puffy” you want the top of your case to be)
roll of coordinating 3/8″ wide grosgrain ribbon
Using a the travel-sized wipes case as a guide, trace a shape onto the batting that is the same shape & size as the wipes case. Cut.
Using the same method as above, trace & cut two shapes from the fabric: one that is 1/4″ larger on all sides than the wipes case (this is for the bottom), and one that is 1/2″ larger on all sides than the wipes case (this is for the top, to encompass the batting)
Covering the bottom side is first. With the glue gun, apply a small strip of glue to the center back edge of the travel case (making sure not to glue the case shut, and making sure the glue is hot — work quickly!)
Adhere the center back of the fabric piece you’ve cut out for the bottom to this strip. Repeat this for the front center, then the sides. Stretching slightly as you go to make the fabric nice and smooth
Once finished, adhere the rest of the fabric to the case in the same manner. Pull down corners slightly so they don’t gather or bunch when gluing them. Don’t worry about uneven or long edges. These will be trimmed later and covered by ribbon.
To cover the top, first tack down the plastic wipes-removal tab on the case with a few dots of glue.
Tack the piece of batting to the top of the case with small strips of glue.
Glue the top fabric piece to the top of the wipes case in the same manner you glued the bottom piece on, making sure that the fabric extends over the batting, but does not extend over the opening of the case.
Now, trim off any excess fabric that extends past the opening of the wipes case on the top and/or bottom.
To add the ribbon trim, start on the center back. Adhere ribbon to fabric with glue gun, going 1-2 inches at a time. Make sure the ribbon is as close to the wipes case opening as possible, but make sure you don’t glue the wipes case shut.
Gluing on the outer edge of the ribbon helps this, rather than the middle of the ribbon (so that the glue is further away from the opening, but a flap of ribbon still covers it nicely).
Once you’ve glued the ribbon all the way around the case, glue an 1/2″ or so of ribbon over your starting point, to finish it nicely.
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