Diaper & Changing Pad Clutch

sizes: purse, 10"x6"; changing pad, 12”x18”


  • Canvas fabric, 1/3 yd. each: red/white polka dot, blue floral print
  • Terry cloth, 1/3 yd.
  • Multi-color striped bias tape, 2 yds.
  • Heavy-duty snap fasteners, two

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler, fabric pen, iron and pressing surface


  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Hammer and hammer tool
  • Therm O Web HeatnBond Clear Iron-On Vinyl


  • 1. For purse body, cut 12”x12” from blue floral print fabric. For purse flap, cut 7”x10” from blue floral print fabric and 7”x10” from red/white polka dot fabric. Cut curved flap shape along one edge. For strap, cut 3”x14” from blue floral print fabric. For changing pad, cut 12”x18” from red/white polka dot fabric and from terry cloth fabric; round corners as desired using scissors.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply iron-on vinyl to all fabrics, except for strap, terry cloth changing pad, and red/white polka dot flap. (Note: Vinyl side of fabric is now right side of fabric.)
  • 3. Machine-sew flap pieces together, with right sides facing, leaving long straight edge open. Trim edges and turn right side out. Press. Machine topstitch 1/8” from turned edge.
  • 4. With right sides facing, center flap on one edge of purse body; machine-sew using 1/4” seam allowance. Apply bias tape along edge to cover seams; repeat on opposite side.
  • 5. Fold body of purse in half to match edges with right sides facing; sew each side closed. On each corner at bottom of purse, fold to match seam and bottom center. Measure 1” from corner point; mark line and sew on line to create purse depth. Turn purse right side out.
  • 6. For strap, press 1/2” in on either side of strip; press in half matching previously-pressed edges. Machine topstitch along edges. Fold strip in half at center; machine-sew folded end to inside of purse on one side.
  • 7. Use hammer tool and hammer to attach snaps on purse flap along center bottom edge and on center bottom of purse body. Attach snap fasteners about 1/2” from each end on strap.
  • 8. For changing pad, with wrong sides facing, baste terry cloth to red/white polka dot fabric. Machine-sew bias tape around edges to finish.
  • Tip
  • 1. Hold on to your backing paper to use as a pressing cloth to avoid scorching vinyl. If vinyl appears to separate from fabric when you turn your pieces right side out, just press again with iron.

by Jennifer Davey

Print Project