Finished folded size: 6X13 (above)
- cotton material for outside of mat
- prequilted (with a light batting) flannel
- 1X1 inch velcro
- bias binding (premade or make your own)
- optional- thin gage vinyl sheeting
Make a template that is 24"X13" with rounded corners and cut out one each from outside material and prequilted flannel (and the vinyl sheeting, if using).
With wrong sides of flannel and outside material together, pin fabrics together and then machine baste within 1/4 inch around edge. (If using vinyl, insert it between the two materials before basting them in this step.)
For loop side of velcro: Sew onto outside material 6.5 inches from side and 10 inches from the end of pad through all material thicknesses.
For the fuzzy side of velcro: Sew onto flannel side of pad (and through all thicknesses) 6.5 inches from the side of the pad and 1.25 inches from the end of the pad.
(enlarge photo in step one to see proper velcro placement on template)
Pin binding down with right side of binding towards right side of outside fabric. Line up edge of binding with edge of pad and make sure to fold over beginning edge of binding and overlap the end edge of binding to ensure a nice finished look in the end product.
Sew binding onto pad using the binding crease as a guide. (I used a walking foot for this step.)
Flip the pad over, pin down binding just over machine stitched seam and finish sewing binding down on flannel side by hand.
**If you don't want to do any hand sewing, sew the binding down onto the flannel side first, then machine sew binding to outside fabric for a finished look on the outside.
**Edit, this is not my original idea (however, this IS my original template and how-to). I saw an image of a similar changing pad over a year ago on the internet and I cannot remember where I saw it to give proper credit. :(
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