Making wet bags for the cloth diapers Ellie and Isaac will be using when the baby arrives.
Below are the the instructions and some hints that I learned along the way.
So far I have made one small and two medium. I used the above measurements with the addition of one inch for 1/2" seam allowance.
Cut two of fabric and two of plastic. I used a shower curtain from Ikea for the plastic liner.
Sandwich the zipper between right side of one fabric piece and one plastic liner.
Using a zipper foot sew together. Repeat for other side.
I did some google-searching for helpful-hints to making sewing on plastic easier. I tried this one using baby powder.
I used my sewing machine dusting brush to "dust" the plastic with the powder.
It was helpful, but definitely didn't eliminate the frustration.
I continued with this "dusting" method until I noticed that just simply slowing my speed seemed to do the trick. No more grabbing. So I set my machine to slow, and I didn't encounter any more problems.
Topstitch next to the zipper. This keeps the plastic and fabric from getting caught in the zipper when opening and closing the bag.
Open zipper half-way.
With wrong-sides facing you, right-sides together, align zipper and pin.
Sew along three sides, leaving bottom edge of the plastic liner open.
Trim both zipper ends.
Open bottom edge and pull right-side out.
Continue pulling through the half-open zipper.
When completely pulled through, sew bottom edge closed.
Now "stuff" the plastic liner inside the bag.
And there you have it, a finished wet bag that can be used for diapers or whatever wet items you may have, swimwear, etc.
This is the leftover fabric from the baby's nursery curtains.
So cute. I love the theme of think green and that this bag will be used for cloth diapers. So appropriate!