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How to Make a Diaper Stacker
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This handy diaper stacker conveniently holds 3 dozen diapers and can be hung off the changing table or anywhere you like. If you don't have the space for packages of diapers, this diaper stacker is for your. It's also a cute way to get the diapers out of sight but still have them close at hand so you don't have to leave the changing table for a second. It offers quick and easy access through the front slit opening. The pattern can be easily adapted to decorate for a boy or girl by simply changing the trim and adding a ruffle. It adds a decorator touch to baby's nursery and can be made to coordinate with other accessories.

Diaper Stacker
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Suggested Fabrics:

  • Cotton, chintz, polished cotton

Materials:

  • 1 ¾ yds of 44/45" wide fabric
  • or
  • 1 ¼ yds of 58/60" wide fabric
  • 7/8 yd of 21" fusible interfacing piping or lace, if desired
  • thread
  • 1 ½ yrds piping or lace
  • child’s size hanger
  • ½ yd of ½ wide ribbon
  • 10" x 14" piece of cardboard

Cutting:

  • 2 of piece #1 for bag walls at (see diagram above)
  • 1 of piece #2 for bottom at 10 ½" x 14 ¾" (no diagram)
  • 1 of piece #3 for (bottom) cover at 10 ¼" x 14 ½" (no diagram)
  • 2 of piece #4 for top portion from fabric (see diagram above)
  • and 2 of piece #4 from Fusible Interfacing

Sewing: (all seams are 5/8")

  • Fuse interfacing to WRONG SIDE of each top piece (4).

  • On OUTSIDE, pin piping (or lace) to wrong edge of one top section, having tubular portion just OUTSIDE the 5/8" seam allowance. Attach piping to curved edge only-not on the straight edge. Baste.
  • A zipper foot on machine works well to stitch piping in place. Pin top sections, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Stitch, leaving a " opening at center top between dots (for hanger to go through).
  • Pin piping or lace to lower edge of top, allowing 1" extra for joining.
  • To join ends, remove 1" of stitching from one end and cut exposed cord the same amount. Fold fabric covering under ½" and place cord ends so they just meet. Refold fabric over cord. Baste in place along seam line.
  • Stitch center seam in BAG (1).
  • Turn under 1 1/2" on front edges of bag. Press under ¼" on raw edge and stitch in place. Machine stitch 5/8" from lower edge of bag. Clip seam allowance to stitching at each square.
  • To gather upper edge of bag, machine baste 5/8" and 1/2 " from raw edge breaking basting at seam.
  • Fuse interfacing to WRONG SIDE of BOTTOM (2).
  • Pin bottom to lower edge of bag, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Stitch. Press seam allowance toward bag.
  • Finish bottom between circles by pressing under 5/8" and stitching in place.
  • Pin bag to top, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, matching notches, seam to center and having finished edges at center for front. Pull up bobbin threads and adjust gathers to fit. Baste and stitch.
  • Press under 5/8" on one short edge of each cover (3). Pin cover sections, RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER. Stitch. Cut corners off diagonally.
  • Turn RIGHT SIDE OUT. Press. Cut cardboard 10" x 14" (you may need to adjust by cutting more to make it fit). Slip cardboard into cover. Slipstitch opening edged together.
  • Insert covered cardboard into bottom of bag and child's hanger into top of bag. Tie ribbon in a bow and sew to center of bag at front edge. Cut ends of ribbon diagonally to prevent fraying.

 

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