Since the new bag has a diaper bag size, a change mat tutorial was sort of required. But there are at least 300 change mat tutorials with quilting cotton… so rather than waste your cute fabric on a what could end in a laundry disaster, I propose this!
Do you like Emmett’s ability to lounge? He was practicing wearing his hat. :)
So, full disclosure, I don’t like to use fancy change mats when I’m out. I use cheap disposable change mats, because baby change rooms here are so gross that I either change Emmett in his stroller or if completely necessary, I use a disposable mat on the table because I don’t want to put a mat back in my bag after its been on the table. That said, this system provides absolutely no padding for his head, so the compromise is one that I could wash the minute I got home (that means no un-washable, only-wipeable combinations of laminated fabric and cotton/nylon, which is like 90% of what I see at the store?) I tested this one and it came through the laundry brilliantly!
-1 geeky-or-otherwise t-shirt, as large as possible
-Enough bag making foam or batting to fit your mat, I used half of an 18″ x 58″ package of sew-in Bosal In-R-Form.
-Pins, thread, a walking foot, a hand sewing needle, and jersey machine needles
Cut a piece of foam larger than the rectangle and smooth the fabric out against the foam. I placed the foam next to the wrong side the screen print.
Press lightly from the middle out and remove the pins one by one and re-pin with the foam.
Fold in thirds the other way to mark the other fold lines. Stitch.
In case you thought Emmett held still for long… goodbye hat!