Welcome back to Telafante, an amazing seamstress sharing easy tutorials! We are in love with her simple changing pad cover tutorial, it’s perfect timing too since my own baby girl goes messes hers up weekly, silly babe! Take it away, Lydia: Who doesn’t love a cute nursery! Changing pads are one of those things that pretty much all mothers use, so if you don’t have babies yourself, you can make one for a pregnant friend. They’re such a great way to create options in a nursery.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

It was always so hard for me to decide on just one theme in my nurseries, so I would usually just pick a color scheme and go from there. With changing pad covers, you can make 2 or 3 out of different fabrics, which is great because you know they’re going to get dirty, and you’ll be glad to have a few extras.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

This changing pad tutorial will take less than two hours to make because we all know we don’t usually have much more than two hours to create anyways! Plus, if you’re even the slightest experienced at sewing, it might even take just an hour!

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Find you some great fabrics and get started with the steps below! Knit fabrics and regular quilting weight cotton fabrics work the best. This tutorial is for a changing pad that measures 33 inches by 16.5 inches by 4.25 inches. If your changing pad is slightly (1/2 inch) larger or smaller, these directions will work all the same.

Materials:

  • 1.5 yards of fabric
  • 45 inches of 3/8 inch elastic
  • coordinating thread

Instructions:

Step 1: Cut out your fabric: 44.75 inches by 28 inches (Make sure if you have a design on your fabric that needs to be going a specific direction that you think about that when you cut.)

Step 2: Fold your fabric in half lengthwise and then in half along the width, so your fabric is folded into one fourth its size.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Step 3: With your fabric still folded, cut a 5.5 inch square out of the corner with raw edges along both sides.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Step 4: Unfold your fabric. In the corners where you cut out the squares, bring the raw edges together, and sew with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Serge the seam allowances to prevent them from raveling.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Step 5: Repeat with the other three cut out corners.

Step 6: After your four corners are sewn together, serge all the way around the raw edge of the cover. Make sure you fold over all four corner seam allowances the same direction when you serge to make it easier to thread your elastic through.  If you don’t have a serger, use a zigzag stitch.

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Step 7: To make your elastic casing, fold the entire edge of the cover under 5/8 inch. Sew around the edge with a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Make sure to leave a 2 inch opening to sew the ends of your elastic together.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Step 8: Thread your elastic through with a safety pin. After your elastic is threaded all the way through, overlap your elastic 1 inch and sew the ends together.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Tuck your elastic in and sew the opening closed.

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!Now wasn’t that super easy! They’re so fun to make and so easy to customize! Once you make one, you’ll want to make a few more!

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

There are so many fun fabrics out there!

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

Please pin so your friend’s can enjoy this easy sewing tutorial as well!

Simple changing pad cover tutorial. Great way to customize baby's nursery with this easy to follow changing pad tutorial. Great sewing tutorial!

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