Making a change pad cover is fairly simple and making one to fit the contoured change pads probably has a few added steps but is just as simple.
what you need:
1 yard of fabric
small package of 1/4″ elastic
These are super cute in minky fabric but you can also use a cotton.
I measure the length of my pad and add 1″( 1/2″ for each side) for seam allowance. (for mine that is 33″). Now I measure the width along with the thickness than add 4″ to wrap around the sides and add another inch seem allowance to each side for a total of (32″). I cut out a piece of fabric 33″x32″.
Now for the countoured side pieces I hold the pad standing on end to trace the shape out.
like so.. Now before you cut it out add 4″ to wrap around the back of pad and 1″ for the elastic pocket. So I add 5″ in total to the bottom of the piece and 1/2″ around the whole thing for seem allowance.
Do this for each side and cut out.
Take your large piece (33×32) length wise and your side pieces and mark where the middle is on each piece. Like in above picture.
Start pinning the end pieces on lining up the center of each piece.Your going to pin the curved edge of the side piece onto the end of the large main piece. Pinning all the way around the sides.
here is a better picture so you can see how you pin it.
Now sew along the egde using the 1/2″ seem allowance. Repeat on opposite end.
Should look like this:)
Now I zigzag around the raw edge to help keep it from frawing.
To make a pocket for the elastic when using minky simple fold minky over the elastic an inch and sew. I use a piece of elastic that will go around the whole piece and then cut off what I don’t need once I pull it tight at the end. This way I can fold the fabric over my elastic and skip the step of threading the elastic through the opening ( which I really hate doing).
For a cotton cover I like to fold over twice. So fold about 1/2″ first and then another 1/2″ inclosing the elastic.
You may need to do this all the way around the piece and pin in place before heading to the machine. I find it easier to do this when folding twice.
When you sew this just make sure to push the elastic over to the right away from where you are stitching so not to catch the elastic with the needle.
Leave an opening a couple of inches wide for both ends of elastic.
Put cover on the pad and pull elastic tight.. not so tight you can’t get the cover off though; ) Cut of ends of elastic and sew ends together.
Sew the 2 inch opening shut and your done.
I love these in the minky. These make great baby shower gifts too.
Happy sewing and let me know if you try these.