Diaper Clutch Pattern

This handy little diaper clutch is an essential for busy moms on the go. Simply fill the pocket flaps with diapers and wipes and toss in your diaper bag to keep everything organized and within reach. Unfolded, the clutch can also double as a changing pad when needed. It makes a fantastic baby shower gift as well!

Supplies Needed:

  • 21” of main fabric
  • 21” of low to medium loft batting
  • 9” of contrast fabric #1
  • 8” of contrast fabric #2
  • 9” of pocket lining fabric
  • 1 sew-on or sticky-back Velcro
  • Diaper clutch flap pattern piece (click here to download)

Cutting Directions:

  • From the main fabric, cut two 15”x22” rectangles and two diaper clutch flap pattern pieces.
  • From the batting, cut one 15”x22” rectangle and one diaper clutch flap pattern piece.
  • From the contrast fabric #1, cut two 13”x8” rectangles for the outside of the pockets.
  • From the contrast fabric #2, cut two 13”x7” rectangles for the inside of the pockets.
  • From the pocket lining fabric, cut two 13”x8” rectangles.

Sewing Directions:

Use ½” seam allowances. Click here to download a PDF of the instructions.

Step 1: Along the upper long edge of one inside pocket rectangle, double fold and press a ¼” hem; stitch.

Step 2: With right sides facing up on each, align the lower raw edge and sides of the hemmed inside pocket rectangle with the lower edge and sides of the pocket lining rectangle. Pin in place. Then, with right sides together, place the outer pocket rectangle on top of the lining fabric rectangle (the inner pocket rectangles will be sandwiched between), aligning all edges, and pin in place. Stitch the upper, lower, and right hand side.

Step 3: Repeat the process with the remaining pocket rectangles and stitch the upper, lower, and left-hand side.

Step 4: Turn both pockets right-side out and press.

Step 5: With right sides together, align the two fabric diaper clutch flap pattern pieces. Place the batting flap piece on top, aligning all edges, and stitch the upper rounded edge.

Step 6: Turn right-side out and press, then topstitch along the upper rounded edge.

Step 7: On the right side of one 15”x22” main fabric rectangle, align the raw edge of one pocket with the raw edge of the rectangle 1” up from the lower edge. Pin in place. (The outer pocket fabric, contrast fabric #2, should be visible). Repeat with the remaining pocket on the opposite side and pin in place. Then, stitch both long sides and the lower edge, beginning and ending stitching ½” from the upper edge.

Step 8: Turn right-side out and press.

Step 9: Along the upper edge, fold the raw edge under ½” towards the wrong side and press.

Step 10: Slip the raw edge of the flap in between the pressed edges from the previous step ½”. Pin in place and then stitch approximately ¼” from the folded edge.

Step 11: Press the entire clutch and then topstitch along the large rectangle sides and bottom and along the lower edges of both pockets.
Step 12: Place diapers and wipes into the pockets and fold up as shown in the photos. Audition placement for your Velcro depending on how full your clutch is and then pin in place. Remove diapers and wipes and stitch Velcro into place or adhere with sticky backing.

And there you have it! Now fill your clutch with the essentials and toss in your diaper bag, or gift it to your favorite mom-to-be!

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24 Responses to “Diaper Clutch Pattern”

  1. Elizabeth Colman

    What a wonderful number of people involved in such generous projects. However little you think your donation is, there are many people grateful for what you do. Check your local hospital if you think you do not have any contacts to donate to.

  2. Lochibest

    Please I don’t have a sewing machine, how do I go about this training successfully? Secondly, you charged me more than $2 am not okay with it, please get my balance back to me.

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    • Customer Service


      You can absolutely attach the pockets flush to that edge if you prefer. I found that it was easier to have a nice corner on the lower edges of the center if the pockets were up just slightly.


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  3. nikki diamond

    how can I print out written instructions. the only that prints out is diagrams of bag

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      Hello Nikki!

      To print this page, simply press CTRL + P on your keyboard and it’ll bring up the option to print this page for you! Otherwise, you can always highlight the directions on this page and copy/paste them into a Word document and print it out from there!

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  4. Priscilla

    I have a friend who just gave birth to a son. I thought this would a quick and easy project that would be helpful for her. I downloaded your instructions which amounted to two pages of pattern pieces but, no instructions to speak of. It wasn’t until last night when I decided to review the pattern, that I realized that I was missing valuable information to complete the project. Your members need all the pertinent information. I’m glad I have a printer. I would hate to do all the writing longhand. One more thing, it also helps to have a picture of the finished item.

  5. debigardner

    I made one of these for my Son and DIL and they LOVED it…they said that it was one of their favorite thing I made for them. They kept it and used it when their Son was born. When I saw this pattern back then I just made it to see how useful it would be…because it all folded together it was light weight and compact! I did put a little more padding on it so it would be extra comfy! Some of my daughters friends…they basically lived with us…are not having Kids of their own….so I’m glad I ran across this again so I will be making several more! Easy gift!!!

  6. jeanlarry

    Thank you so much for helping me with the ” Diaper Clutch Pattern”. Will make this for my great-grandson
    born Sept. 15th in N. Dakota.

  7. Yvonne

    Cute pattern. Would be great if the pattern pieces were shaded. To see the difference between inside and outside pockets. As well as front from the back.

  8. Colum

    You guys are awesome with all the sewing projects you show. Well done keep up the good work.

  9. phyllis

    I love this! comes together so smoothly and looks so cute in the fabric I chose. Thanks a bunch.

    • Yvonne

      Hi Phyllis,

      Glad you had fun doing this project. When I put my inner pocket on top of the lining they are the same size. The inner pocket should be a little smaller than the lining. Did you run into this? thank you.

  10. Gwendolyn

    Do you have a video that goes along with this! Do you have anymore ideas on making purses or tote bags

    • Customer Service

      Hi Gwendolyn,
      Unfortunately, we do not have a video to go along with the Diaper Clutch Pattern. If you visit http://www.nationalsewingcircle.com and in the search bar in the upper right hand corner type in key words, you can come up with lots of different videos. For example I typed in ‘Tote bags’ and ‘purses’ and below are the following videos on tote bags and purses:

      1. Sew a Quilted Fabric Tote Bag
      2. How to Make Tote Bags
      3. How to Make a Reversible Tote Bag
      4. Customizable Canvas Tote Bag Pattern
      5. How to Make a Purse Out of a Book
      6. How to Sew a Fun, Easy and Unique Coin Purse

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