I usually like to find a tutorial to follow for my projects, but for this one I couldn't find what I wanted. Most wet bag tutorials have a drawstring, and I wanted something that zipped and would be nice and flat against the side of the dresser/changing table. So I dreamed this one up, drew some rough sketches, and got to work. I did use this tutorial to figure out how to sew the lining and outer fabric to the zipper without having seams showing inside. Its a great tutorial, and a really cute boxy bag too!
Since this bag needs some sort of moisture barrier, I used an iron-on vinyl from the craft store. I applied the vinyl to plain white fabric (an old sheet, actually) for the lining and then cut and began sewing. The vinyl is thin, so it was really easy to work with. Oilcloth would be another great option, I just wanted a cheaper solution. PUL would work too, which is the fabric they use on our cloth diapers. I've seen it at JoAnn's before.
|Vinyl covered interior|
|Already getting lots of use.|
Basically, I'm really happy with this little wet bag project. Now we just need to get the rest of Charly's room in order. It's looking a little drab, dontcha think?
I think some paint and artwork is in order.