Monday, February 2, 2015

#Naptime Pursuits: DIY Wet/Dry Bag

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Another project that I needed to complete before going back to work was a wet/dry bag. We are fortunate enough that our daycare is willing to continue to cloth diaper when our daughter is with them. That was on the higher end of my "must-have" list when we were looking for daycares. One of the reasons we decided to use cloth diapers was that I had such a hard time justifying spending so much money on diapers for a baby to pee and poop in them and then just throw them away...times 8-10 times per day, times 2+ years! Although I will add in that our daycare supplies the diapers and wipes so if they didn't accept cloth, we still wouldn't have to pay for them (unless we needed a specific brand).

For this project, I bought 1 yard of the bird material (it was on clearance) and 1/2 yard of the PUL (I used a 50% coupon) and 1 16-inch zipper (I had the 2nd one on hand). So, I spent about $12 for this. To buy a bag of this size, we were looking at at least $20. I also needed one with a strap (so they can hang it at daycare) and I wanted it to have a "dry" pocket as well as the "wet"/messy pocket.


It's definitely not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it. I mean, it's meant for holding pee and poop! I have sewn zippers on a number of occasions, but I had never sewn one with a liner layer so I watched a bunch of YouTube videos to figure out how to complete it. 

6 comments:

  1. You are great at sewing. Awesome job. I am glad you found a daycare that worked with you!

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    1. Thanks! We are so happy that a spot at our church opened up!

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  2. miranda @LemonsAndLaughsFebruary 3, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    cute fabric. I always forget our wetbags at home for the babies, but bring them to the beach for wet bathing suits.

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    1. Yeah- I'll probably make another one for the beach/pool days!

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  3. I love seeing the creations you come up with. I'm glad you found a daycare to accommodate cloth diapering.

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