Rainy Day: DIY Changing Table Cushion Cover

Rainy Day: DIY Changing Table Cushion Cover

20131009-103002.jpgThis project was not one on a whim.  This was "it's midnight, the changing pad cover is now wet, go to grab another and realizing it doesn't exist"!  Yep.  That was us.  When you're preparing for a new baby, you just are not going to remember everything.  It's impossible.  Thank goodness I still had minky lying around after making a few other things!

Materials

  • Minky - My cut due to the changing pad size was 40"x 24".
  • Elastic - I used 1 package of 1/2" braided soft stretch elastic that was 1.5 yards.
  • Changing pad - My changing pad is 33"x 17"x 1.5".

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Measure out your cushion.

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Add 3 1/2" for each side. Cut minky.

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I prefer to rounded edges when I am going to serge all the way around and intend to make a casing for elastic.  Easiest way to have a perfect round edge...fold so all corners are stacked, place a bowl down and rotary cut around the outside.

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I prefer to serge the edges when working with minky.  If you don't have a serger, add 1/2" to your minky cut initially.  Make a 1/2" fold and sew.

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Fold 1" and sew 1/4" in.

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I fold the round edge in 3 parts so that it's loose still for the elastic to be thread through.

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Leave 2" open for the elastic threading opening.

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I like to attach one end of my elastic to the opening so it doesn't go into the casing while I'm working the front through.

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When finished, you will have to sew the elastic together.

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Overlap it by 1" and sew a zig zag stitch or other decorative stitch.  It's meant to hold it better in case the elastic begins to unravel.

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Complete!