The “TOKYO Diaper Clutch” pattern


The idea for this diaper clutch was born out of a special request from my Japanese friend. She wanted to have a clutch that stores all necessary baby items, which is long enough to lay her son on it while changing, and should still fit in her bigger shoulder bag.

The result was the “TOKYO Diaper Clutch”, which comes with lots of compartments and useful features. Since my friend was very happy with her new mini diaper bag, I compiled this sewing PDF-pattern hoping it will make other parents happy as well. This diaper clutch can also be a beautiful gift for a baby shower or a “newborn mom”.

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The bag comes with:

  • three compartments for keeping diapers, burp cloth, changing essentials etc.
  • a compartment with an opening to take out baby wipes easily
  • a zipper pocket to store smaller items like crèmes, lotions, clipper etc.
  • a holder for a pacifier

You can make the clutch with the mentioned compartments and features or adjust the pattern to your needs. For example, you can drop the zipper pocket, if you don’t feel comfortable with zippers at the moment, or skip the step for the wipes’ opening and create a second zipper pocket instead. You can also personalize your bag with appliqués or embroideries to make it very unique. The tutorial also describes different options for the bag closure.

Supplies you need:

Fabric:

  • 3/4 yard (70cm) of a 44” (120cm) wide fabric for exterior and lining
  • 1/2 yard (45cm) of a 44” (120cm) wide fabric for bigger compartments, pacifier holder and bag closure
  • 1/2 yard (45cm) of a 44” (120cm) wide fabric for wipes compartment and zipper pocket

 

 Interfacing:

 

 Other materials:

 

Optional:

The finished bag measures:

9” x 11”(23cm x 28cm) when folded and

27” x 11”(68cm x 28cm) when opened

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Required skills:

  • cutting fabric and interfacing precisely
  • straight stitch, top-stitch, baste-stitch, slip-stitch
  • sewing curves and corners

The level of this pattern is “advanced beginner” to “intermediate” – depending on your experiences with zippers, closures and curved stitches. Nevertheless, this tutorial provides you with detailed instructions and images for each bag-making step.

The 19-page PDF-pattern includes:

  • an introduction
  • a list of required material
  • exact measurements (inch and cm) for each fabric and interfacing piece
  • step-by-step sewing instructions
  • professional images
  • description for different closure options
  • recommendation list
  • templates for wipes opening and bag closure

Language: English

 

Comments from pattern testers

 

Jay from “Busy Fingers Workshop”:

Thank you so much for allowing me to test this pattern. All went well, your instructions with photos were right on target.”

Click here to watch Jay’s video clip of her lovely “Bird Clutch” on Instagram

 

Monique from Momiou: “It is a great pattern. I really like the many compartments. It was fun to sew this clutch and I will definitely make another one.”

 

Martina from einfach.nur.tina:

 

Personalize your diaper clutch and make it very unique with embroideries or appliqués:

Feedback from my Japanese friend Mari:

“This awesome diaper bag is very useful. I’ll definitely bring it everywhere and everyday. Andrea did a great job with my many requests. Thank you very much and I’ll treasure it!”

Thank you, Mari! 🙂

 

Get the Pattern here

Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this pattern.

 

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