Doll Wipes and Pouch tutorial

Happy Friday!  I am extra happy to share this Doll Wipes & Pouch tutorial with you today!  This is more like a “learn from my mistakes” lesson, but that’s how it goes sometimes! 😉

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

I’m getting ready to visit my newest granddaughter, Clara, in Austin Texas.  I have promised “big sister Amelia” that I would bring her some diapers for her baby doll, and I couldn’t resist adding these easy doll wipes and pouch.

Finished size of pouch:  3 3/4″ x 7″

I used white flannel for the wipes.  I cut them into 5 1/2″ squares and rounded the edges using a mug as a template. I added a stretch zig zag stitch to keep the edges from fraying.  I don’t have a serger, so I played with other stitches before settling on this one.  It takes 3 stitches to the right and 3 stitches to the left for each zig zag.  This keeps the edges flat and prevents it from pulling in the sides.  Maybe not so pretty, but practical.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

When I made the pouch, I decided I wanted the inside to be a vinyl type of material.  I thought it would be easier to get the flannel wipes in and out.  Plus, if she decides to “wet” them, the pouch will be protected.

I used Heat ‘n Bond Vinyl to create my own custom vinyl from my lining fabric.  It’s super easy to use and a great product to have in your tool box.  If you don’t have it, then just leave it out.  You can use fusible fleece or an interfacing for the lining instead.  PUL would be another option or use pre-made vinyl.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

Finished size of pouch is 3 3/4″ x 7″

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 fat quarter flannel (pre-washed) – will make up to 12 wipes
  • (1) 7 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle of fabric for pouch exterior
  • (1) 7 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangle of fabric for lining
  • (1) 7 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ rectangle lightweight interfacing (I used Pellon SF 101)
  • (1) 7 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ rectangle of Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Iron-On Vinyl for lining (optional)
  • Velcro for closure

Create the wipes by cutting the flannel into 5 1/2″ squares.  Round the corners and use an overcast stitch of your choice to finish the edges.

Pouch Instructions

Apply the interfacing to the wrong side of the pouch exterior fabric, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Apply the Heat n Bond Vinyl to the RIGHT side of the pouch lining fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

Round two of the corners of both pouch exterior and lining pieces.  Place them right sides together and pin or clip in place.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

With right sides together, stitch the pouch lining to the pouch exterior using a 1/4″ seam allowance and leaving a 3″ wide opening for turning.

To reduce bulk, clip the square corners and pink the curved corners.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

Turn right side out.  Push out the corners and press the edges, being careful when pressing the vinyl side.  Use a pressing cloth and a warm iron (not hot) when pressing on the vinyl (one of my mistakes).  The vinyl will smooth out and lose the wrinkles.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

Top stitch close to the edges all the way around.  This will also close the opening we left for turning.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

Next, attach the soft side of the Velcro onto the pouch exterior.  It should be about 1 1/4″ down from the bottom and centered.  This is another of my mistakes – I forgot to do this step before sewing my side seams.  (My pictures reflect that error.)  The other piece of Velcro should be attached to the opposite end, on the lining side.  I used fusible Velcro which is all I had.  You should stitch down most Velcro to secure it.  (Thankfully, the fusible Velcro allowed me to adhere it without having to unstitch my side seams.)

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

The last step is to fold the bottom of the pouch up so that 3 1/2″ is showing.  Stitch close to both edges, securing each end of stitching.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

Your doll wipe pouch is done!  Just insert your wipes and pack up that diaper bag.  The bonus is this could be used for real wipes, too.  And those flannel wipes could double as burp cloths for a doll or stuffed animal.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

There are diapers for baby doll, too.  These diapers were easy to make and came straight from this tutorial from Cindy at Skip to My Lou.  I used flannel on the inside and cotton on the outside.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

They fit this Bitty Baby doll from American Girl perfectly.  This baby doll belonged to my youngest daughter and was part of a twin set.  I’m so glad I hung onto them.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

Bitty Baby fits just right on the doll quilt that I made for Amelia.  It matches baby Clara’s quilt which I’m still finishing.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

 

It’s so much fun sewing for little people!  I imagine there are going to be some well-diapered dolls and stuffed animals soon!

This doll wipes and pouch tutorial is easy to make and uses iron-on vinyl to make a waterproof pouch for baby doll wipes.  Full tutorial @ The Crafty Quilter.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.  Thanks for sharing a bit of it with me!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

23 thoughts on “Doll Wipes and Pouch tutorial

  1. I’m sure your granddaughter will love it! this is so adorable!
    I’m going to be a grandma for the second time this Summer of a baby girl, I will keep this idea to make it for her, I’m sure she will love it.

  2. Hello Julie; I have not been receiving your emails and realized it while pinning one of your older Moda tutorials. So, I had to come and resign up right away and am I so glad that I did! I am making my Grand Niece a doll carrier, doll blanket and pillow. These delightful items will be such excellent additions. I am going to have to find some doll clothes and a doll pattern also, I can already see it happening. Especially since, my Niece just found out that they are expecting another little girl in about 6 months. Thank you so much for these great ideas and tutorials that you have designed and shared! Have a great time with your Granddaughter and family!

  3. Such seet presents for the big sister! I dont she will be phased by the little mistakes. She is one lucky lady and what a greta idea!

  4. Simply adorable! Made my morning just looking because some little girl is going to be very happy. Have a wonderful trip!

  5. what a wonderful gift for a little girl who has a new sister,
    enjoy all the moments with your grandchildren, time is so precious and goes so fast
    again thanks for all that you put out there for us here in qult land
    Have a wonderful holiday
    Gayle

  6. Oh, Julie!!!! You are such a thoughtful granny! Little Miss Amelia will be thrilled. My Amelia’s Bitty Baby doesn’t have
    hair! But, she was so very well loved, beginning back 17 yrs ago! (How simple shopping was when my 2 grands wanted another American Girl doll for Christmas!!!! They each have several—-all packed away now! : ( I miss getting to play with them and the girls, and making all those “fashions”!)
    You give those little girls a big, but gentle hug from me……..

  7. What a wonderful time this is for your family. Welcome Clara. I think your creative juices are flowing and you are having fun with these projects. I wish I could see Amelia’s face when she gets her doll supplies. Watch out Clara. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your visit.

  8. Have a wonderful visit with your daughter and granddaughters in Austin! Amelia is going to be so happy with her wipes and diapers and quilt so that she can be a mommy too!

  9. Julie, how absolutely charming. She’ll love these wonderful gifts from her grandmom. Enjoy your time with your grandchildren.

  10. How adorable. Everything you design and make is just perfect and beautiful! Your granddaughter is going to be delighted!

  11. What a fantastic grandmother you are! I still have the doll quilt my grandmother made for me when I was about 5. It is one of my most prized possessions. Enjoy your visit with your sweet little girls.

  12. Julie this so adorable. I make and donate doll quilts every year, I will add the diapers and wipes with them. Have a wonderful time with your grand babies.

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