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Potty training can seem daunting and scary. I think that anything to help make it easier or more fun for families is a good thing! This morning I want to share a tutorial for a clutch to keep Pull-Ups® and wipes in. The clutch makes it easy to grab what you need out of your purse or diaper bag. It’s perfect for when your little one needs to run to the potty!
- 1/2 yard of fabric for the outside
- 1/2 yard of fabric for the lining
- 1/2 yard of interfacing
- D ring for wrist strap
- swivel hook for wrist strap
- stick-on velcro
Step 1: Wash, dry, iron, and cut your fabric. You will need to make the following cuts-
- outside fabric- 21 in X 13 in,
- lining fabric- 21 in X 13 in, 2.5 in X 13 in, 2.5 in X 3 in, 2 in X 32 in
- interfacing fabric- 21 in X 13 in, 2.5 in X 13 in, 2.5 in X 3 in
Step 2: Make the long and short wrist straps. First lay the 2 in X 13 in piece of interfacing down and lay the 2 X 13 in piece of lining fabric on top of it, with the right side up. Do the same with the 2 X 3 in pieces of interfacing and lining fabric.
Fold the fabric and interfacing in half lengthwise. Pin and sew along the open side, sewing about 1/4 in from the edge. Do this for both the long strip and the short one.Turn the strips right side out. This will be a little tough since they are so thin but using a corner turner or something like the paintbrush I used. Then iron both pieces so that they are nice and flat. Step 3: Loop the long strip through the swivel hook. Pin and then sew the one end shut.
Flip the loop so that the sewn edges are on the inside of the loop and slide the swivel hook down to the end with the sewn edges.Pin the loop down nice and flat. Sew across the loop so that the swivel hook stays at that end of the wrist strap.Step 4: Now lay down the 13 in X 21 in pieces. Put the lining down right side up, then lay the outside fabric right side down, then the interfacing.
Slide the small loop through the D-ring and insert it into the pile. Put it between the lining and the outer fabric, about 13 inches up from the bottom on one of the long sides. Pin all around the edges and sew most of the way around sewing about 1/2 in from the edge. Stop short of sewing all the way around to leave a hole of like 5-6 inches. Do this on one of the longer sides near the bottom.
Step 5: Clip the corners. Then turn then use the hole to turn the clutch right side out. Use something like a corner turner or the end of a paint brush to push the corners out nice and straight. Iron it nice and flat.
Step 8: Cut about 2 inches of velcro. Stick it onto one side of the clutch. Put the opposing piece on top of it. Take off the strip that covers the adhesive and then close the clutch so that the other part of the velcro is now stuck on too.
Step 9: For fun I wanted to add on a fabric flower. To make a flower tie a knot in one end of the 2 in X 32 in strip. The twist and wrap the fabric around that knot. Use dabs of hot glue to secure the fabric together as a flower. Then hot glue the fabric flower onto the clutch.And that’s it! The clutch is the perfect size for a couple of Pull-Ups® and a small package of wipes. I filled mine with Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® Pixar’s Cars Lightning McQueen training pants. My son loves the “race car”, as he calls it. I love the easy open sides that don’t tear and how stretchy they are.
I got the Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® for $8.97 while shopping at Walmart. Walmart has everything you and your baby need especially when you begin your potty training journey. Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® are soft, comfortable, and more absorbent than previous Pull-Ups® training pants. There is 10% more coverage for better protection and fit.
Right now Pull-Ups® has some great resources for helping you and your child. You can even see what kind of character your kid is when it comes to potty training.
My son is a bear. He’s very predictable and easy going. One thing we are working on is remembering to wash our hands well. I find this poster a great visual reminder and we have fun singing together to ensure that we wash long enough.
Are you potty training now? Or getting ready to? Be sure to check out all the great potty training resources from Pull-Ups and learn more about Pull-Ups® Learning Designs® available at Walmart®!
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