Friday, February 10, 2012

Cloth Diaper Wet Bag

We have been cloth diapering our son since he was born a little over a year ago.  We love it.  I've been looked at as though I have about four heads when I tell people that I cloth diaper, but really, it's much more practical and easier than most people think.  Essential to cloth diapering is having a wet bag or diaper pail to put soiled diapers in until you wash them at the end of a day.  We've used a pail from the beginning, and it works well, but I wanted to try a wet bag because at the end of the day I can throw it into the wash along with the diapers instead of having to wash out the diaper pail separately.  I initially had my eye on a Planet Wise hanging wet bag, but they run about $30, so I decided to make my own.  Mine is roughly the same size and it only cost about $8 to make.  I was able to get the PUL (Polyurethane Laminate) for the inside lining, cotton print for the outside of the bag, and zipper for the top all at Joanne's.  I used ribbon that I had on hand to make the straps.  I have to say, it took me a little longer than expected, and I learned a few new things, but even if it was a little frustrating at times, I'm glad I did it. 

I do have enough material to make a second one using leftover PUL and material I have leftover from another project.  In the future, I hope to write up a tutorial when I do that, but right now I don't have the patience.  I can, however, provide you with two tutorials that I loosely used when I decided how to make my own.

Make Baby


  1. Kudos to you for washing your own. I had cloth diapers, but used a diaper service. Disposables were just coming in when my children were that age, and were a luxury.

    1. Thanks for the kudos! It's really not that bad to wash my own. Cloth diapers have come a long way recently. No safety pins! There are many kinds, but mine have velcro and are pretty much just like disposables.

      Thanks for stopping by to read! I just checked out your two blogs. I'm gonna have to spend some time reading, especially the Totally Tutorials one!