Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag and Accessories (Dolly Diapers, Wipes Case, Changemat & Bib)

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Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

Some of my most sacred childhood possessions were the handmade doll accessories and clothing my mom (who’s taught me everything I know about sewing) made for me.

I wanted to make something hopefully as special for my little 3 year old (soon to be 4 on January 1st!) daughter. She has a little Baby Alive doll she’s named Ariel, and Ariel has no diapers. My Little C specifically requested them (along with some doll clothes, which I hope to tackle before Christmas too), and I thought they’d be so much fun to sew. I also found an adorable dolly diaper bag pattern that I thought my girl would love, and then I thought: “What the heck! I’ll sew up a wipes case, changemat and bib too and make it a sweet little set!”

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

This deluxe dolly diaper bag and accessories set would work for any doll that’s around 12-15″ tall (like Baby Alive, Melissa & Doug 12″ Dolls, Waldorf Dolls, American Girl Bitty Baby) and it’s a great way to use up scraps of fabric (from my ever-growing collection of fabric goodness from my favourite place to get it – Fabric.com). You could give the set as-is, or add more things to the bag like a doll’s bottle, pretend food jars, spoons… and really anything that you think the wee recipient would love!

Materials:

  • scraps of cotton fabric (you’ll need a yard for the bag and then just little bits for the rest)
  • scraps of minkee or fleece fabric (for the “wipes”, the bib lining, the diaper lining and the changemat lining)
  • three squares of crafter’s felt coordinating colours (for heart appliques and wipes case)
  • 1″ wide velcro

Directions:

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

Doll Diaper Bag with Heart Applique

I sewed the dolly diaper bag first. I basically followed this wonderful doll diaper bag tutorial by Mommy By Day Crafter By Night to a tee. The only changes I made were omitting the cardboard base (I wanted the bag to be washable) and I sewed a heart applique from two layers of felt on the front piece of fabric before sewing it to the rest of the pieces (I eyeballed the heart, but you could also print a heart out from an image on the computer and use that as a pattern). The tutorial was so easy to follow, and the size and shape of the bag will be perfect for my little Miss!

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY MommySew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

Doll Cloth Diapers with Heart Appliques

Next, I sewed the little cloth diapers. They’re so teeny tiny and adorable! I was inspired by these dolly diapers from Craftaholics Anonymous and used this printable doll diaper pattern I found at Happy Together to cut out my fabric (I didn’t even add seam allowances since this pattern was a little bigger than I wanted anyhow).

I cut a piece each out of cotton fabric and minkee fabric, pinned them right sides together, sewed around leaving a 2″ hole, flipped them right side out, and then top stitched around the perimeter (closing the hole). I added a pink felt heart to the back of each diaper (I eyeballed the heart shape again and simply sewed it on).

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY MommySew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

Doll Felt Wipes Case with Wipes

The miniature wipes case and wipes were next. I also got this idea from Craftaholics Anonymous and thought it was so very cute and clever! I made the case out of squares of felt as per the tutorial, cut out an oval, sewed on a flap, and finished the flap with another heart applique. For the “wipes”, I cut out squares of white minkee fabric and stuffed them in. My daughter is going to go crazy over this!

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY MommySew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

Doll Folding Changemat

To make the changemat, I cut out a rectangle of cotton fabric and one of minkee fabric that were each 8″ wide by 15″ long. I rounded the top corners of the fabrics using a round cup as a guide. Then, I pinned them right sides together, sewed around the perimeter with a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving a 2″ hole, turned it right side out, and top-stitched around the perimeter (and closed the hole this way). I finished with two lines of stitching that went horizontally across the pad to divide the mat in thirds vertically, a velcro piece at the inside top and the opposite side of the velcro in the middle of the bottom panel (as shown in the pictures above) and a heart applique.

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

Doll Bib

This wee DIY bib was the final piece to this dolly set. I couldn’t find a pattern online that I liked for a dolly bib, so I measured my girlie’s doll and made a printable doll bib pattern up – feel free to use it if you need it! Simply click the image below to make it full size before you print it out and use it as a pattern.

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

I cut out a piece of cotton fabric and a piece of minkee fabric using this pattern and then pinned them right sides together. I sewed them together leaving a 2″ opening, turned the bib right side out, top-stitched it, and then stitched on some tiny pieces of velcro to the neck openings.

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

I’m going to fill the dolly diaper bag with all of the tiny accessories, and then I’ll probably add some more things that a “little mommy” might need for her “baby” (spoons, “food”, bottles, a blanket). I may add a few handmade dolly clothes, but we’ll see how far I get before Christmas!

Sew a Deluxe Dolly Diaper Bag & Accessories (Cloth Diapers, Wipes Case, Wipes, Bib, Changemat) by The DIY Mommy

I truly hope my spunky little girl will love this handmade dolly diaper bag set as much as I think she will – it will make sewing these crazy-small little diapers all worthwhile!

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34 Comments

  1. Attempting this today, hopefully
    Mine turns out as good as yours ๐Ÿ™‚
    Already made the change pad, diapers
    and a doll size baby hawk carrier. Hoping my
    Daughter loves it!

  2. Hi everybody, here every one is sharing these kinds of knowledge, thus it’s pleasant to read this web site, and I used to go to see this web site every day.

  3. Hi! I love this idea. Unfortunately I am not a handy sewer, and do not own a sewing machine.

    How much would you charge to make and sell a set like this? I only need one or two diapers……..

    I’ve been looking on etsy, and have found some good looking sets, but nothing as nice as yours!!!

    Thanks!

  4. I am totally going to make something like this for April! She ADORES her baby dolls, and currently makes me put old hankerchiefs on them for diapers. I also LOVE the cupcake fabric you used! So adorable!

    1. Thanks, Sara! Cadence loved this, but Abby seems to love it more! She’s the one that’s most into dollies, it seems. Yes – I bet April would love something like this too.

  5. Hi there! I love this tutorial! I made the diaper bag, wipes case and a few cloth diapers for my Bug last week. I plan on making a few more of the diapers and bibs this week. I love your fabric choices here! So fun and colorful. If you’d like to see a pic of the bag I made, you can check out my blog. Thank you for posting such a fun tut!

    1. Hi Sherry! Sorry, I don’t sell these, but I’d recommend heading to Etsy.com to see if you could find someone that could custom make this for you using these tutorials. Good luck and thanks for visiting my blog!

        1. Hey Sherry,
          I seen your comments on wanting to purchase a set like this for your daughter. I am making a few as we speak and was thinking of selling them also. Send me some more info on what you would like (fabric wise and doll size) . Hope to work with you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi! I’m totally wanting to make this for my daughter. I’ve been promising to make her one for a few months now. But the directions said fusible fleece but your directions didn’t mention the fleece. Did you use it?! I’m just curious because otherwise I can totally make this now but if I need fleece then I can’t.

    1. Hi Amanda! I didn’t use fusible fleece on mine. Instead, I just used some cotton quilt batting I had on hand. I think any sort of fleece or batting would do the trick! You could just baste it on if you wanted it to stay in place (I didn’t – I just sewed it all together).

  7. Hello thank you so much for you clear directions and pictures! I just made this for my three year old daughter and after having not sewn anything in about 10 years ( think high school home ec!) it turned out wonderfully. thanks for boosting my confidence!
    Kind regards,

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  10. Hi I love this it is so cute and I can’t wait till I make one for my girl who at just over two is so into dolls just now.
    Just a little FYI, you said you omitted the cardboard for the base to make it washable. I tend to use the covers from those plastic sleeve folders where the plastic sleeves have been destroyed or the spine has broken. I have used them before to make a bag stable and not bend and be waterproof. Supa handy for crafting. Thanks heaps for this post I bet your little one was thrilled with the diaper bag.

  11. This will be good to make for my granddaughters for their dolls to go with their doll cradles their grandpa is making.

  12. What size doll do the diapers fit? My granddaughter has lots of dolls and I would like to know the length of the doll you used so I could hopefully avoid buying another. Thank you for the awesome directions and ideas!

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