Monday, February 3, 2014

30 Minute Lined Wet Bag Tutorial and Give Away

I have a lot of smaller pieces of material sitting around that I am always looking for something to do with them, and a lined wet bag is the perfect solution.  The finished wet bag is a cotton print on the outside and has white PUL on the inside to make it waterproof.  This tutorial is so quick and easy and its also really easy to modify the size to be whatever you want.  I love a smaller wet bag that can easily fit two diapers and also easily fits into my diaper bag.

1. Two pieces of your cotton fabric of choice (I made this one 12x9 but you can make them whatever size you want.
2. Two pieces of PUL that are the same size as your cotton
3. A zipper that is at least as long as the side you want it to go along
4. Polyester thread (this is necessary when you sew on PUL)

Lay the zipper on your work table with the right side up.  Start by lining up the top of the cotton print with the edge of the zipper (face down) and pin it into place.

View from the front
View from the back
Flip it over and repeat with the PUL material. Line up the PUL so that the right sides of the fabrics are touching each other and the top of the PUL is lined up with the top of the zipper.  I like for the cotton side PUL to be on the inside of the bag so I have the pattern of the cotton touching the fabric side of the PUL.  I know a lot of people don't like to use pins when working with PUL (too many extra holes in the fabric) but I like to use pins and just pin inside where the stitching will be.

I like to use the zipper foot on my sewing machine so that I can get nice and close to the zipper. 

Once you have finished sewing along the fabric, flip the fabric so that the right sides are out and top stitch back along the zipper.
Repeat all steps with the other size of the zipper/material.  When you are finished it should look like this:

Now to sew up the outside, you want to match up the right sides of the materials, the two cotton pieces touching and the two PUL pieces touching.  Before matching them up, make sure to unzip the zipper half way, you want to make sure that the zipper pull is in the center of the fabric.  Match up the sides and pin all the way around.  

Starting on the center of the PUL side, start sewing all the way around the wet bag leaving enough space open on the PUL side that you can turn it right side out.  Once you have it sewn, clip the edges to make it so that they can be turned right side out easier.  You also want to cut off any excess zipper that exceeded the width of the wet bag.
Turn your wet bag right side out and use the opening in the PUL side to push out the corners (at this point you can open the zipper completely).  Pull the PUL lining out and top stitch the opening close.

Tuck the PUL lining back into the bag and you are all done.  Including having to take pictures this wet bag only took me 30 minutes!!!
Make sure to throw your completed wet bag into the dryer on high for about 20 minutes to seal the stitching holes.

I had so much fun making this wet bag that I am going to give one away!!!  Give away is for US addresses only. Enter below in the Rafflcopter form.



1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial! I'm pinning it in case I ever get around to making one for myself. I really like that your giveaway was only 2 things to do. Easy peasy! Thanks! fullers832 at aol dot com