Cloth Diaper Wet Bag / Hanging Pail

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The wet bag I’ve been using for almost 2 years (as a second-hand item) is about to bite the dust.  Looking at buying a new wetbag, I realized how overpriced they are!  I wanted a new design, like the Fuzzibunz wet bag diaper pail that has handles on top and a zipper opening at the bottom for convenience.  But I didn’t want to pay $20 for a bag and zipper!

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In true DIY fashion, I copied the design with leftover PUL fabric and a spare zipper I had lying around the sewing stash.

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Here is what you’ll need to copy the Fuzzibunz design:

about 1 1/2 yards of PUL fabric ($3/yd at Joanne on sale) – more or less depending on your sizing

1 zipper about 16-18″ long

about 1 yard of elastic

Basically all you need to do is cut your bag out, sew the sides inside out, sew your zipper on the bottom, then roll hem the top and insert elastic (making it as taught or loose as you like).  The handles are just strips sewn inside out, then turned rightside out and elastic sewn into them.  You don’t really need to do the elastic handles, but they do look good.

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If you are interested in learning more about cloth diapering, click on over to my page with tips, brand information and methods that work for us!

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