Need a quick, classy DIY project to give at your next baby shower?
I’m bringing home this tutorial I shared for Amy’s maternity leave last month. If you don’t know Amy already, you must! Her blog is a feast for the creative mind and full of beautiful pictures!
Hi! I’m Delia from Delia Creates and I’m excited to be guest posting here for Amy while she’s snuggling her new adorable babe.
I wanted to make something in honor of her new baby, so I’ve created a tutorial for a simple leather diaper clutch.
It’s just two lines of sewing and a heavy duty snap! Very easy and super quick.
Let’s jump right into the tutorial, shall we?
MATERIALSleather or vinyl (a piece at least 7 x 26″) heavy duty snap snap tool, leather punch, hammer (for installing snap) leather sewing needle clover clips or binder clips all-purpose thread scissors (and rotary cutter if you have one) ruler (a cutting mat and quilter’s ruler is helpful)
– Cut a piece of leather 7 x 26″.
– Five inches down from one short end, cut 1/2″ notches out of the sides. – Round out this notch end, using a cereal bowl as a guide. I used my small rotary cutter and then smooth everything with scissors. You can also, simply trace and cut with scissors.
Simple to make, practical, and it makes diapering look like a much classier task than it really is! 😉
Thanks for having me Amy! Congrats to you and your beautiful family. I am so so happy for you. Give that baby lots of kisses for me!
I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for later today that links to your tutorial:
Thank you so much Anne!
Love this, stylish but useful!
Where do you get your leather? I have the hardest time finding non-tacky pieces/colors (ie metallics and weird finishes) without having to buy an entire hide.
Thanks! I got this hide from The Leather Hide Store. I know what you mean about having a hard time finding good smaller pieces. Unfortunately, this is from a larger hide. I have liked every hide I have gotten from The Leather Hide Store though and have gotten a lot of use out of all of them. In fact, I am still not completely finished with the first one I got from there! 🙂 They have smaller remnant pieces that are less expensive and are worth a look. Or you can upcycle a leather skirt, large jacket, large tote purse, etc. from the thrift store. I hope that helps.
That is a really classy diaper clutch! Leather makes everything better. 😉 I really love the carved bear in the photos too.
I love this! I want to sew more with leather, but am having a hard time finding a reasonably priced supplier. Do you have any that you recommend?
Thank Becca! I like The Leather Hide Store. It does seem pricey at first, but one hide will stretch far for lots of projects. If you don’t want a hide, you can get a relatively good deal on their remnants. If you are not ready to make an investment of that magnitude, you might want to try Tandy Leather Outlet. They have smaller pieces of leather. As with anything, the smaller pieces are not as good a deal as buying larger/in bulk, but if you just want to make one or two things, it might be more practical for you. Another source is the thrift store. Sometimes you can find big leather trench coats or skirts that have a lot of leather fabric you can upcycle. OR, you can use faux leather found by the bolt at Jo-Ann. They have a few nice faux leather options there. I hope that helps!
Delia, clever diaper pouch idea. Granddaughter is due mid September so I’ll be hunting leather at thrift stores soon. Thanks for the tutorial! About the WOODEN BEAR: I love it! Where did you find it? Even if not available I would love to hear the story behind it. So adorable.
Thanks! The wooden bear is actually a crafty hand me down from my mom. She got it at I *think* Hancock Fabric before their store closed down near her in AZ? Something like that. I’m sorry I don’t have a reliable/more recent source for it, or a better story! ha! 😉
Sophia Baker says
Oh Delia, like those above me I adore that bear too! But I also really love how you have made a clutch out of leather instead of the material ones that I have seen around. So elegant and nobody would ever guess that it is a diaper clutch. Really love it!