|Duckling fabric nappy mat|
I've recently been designing my own fabric. I created this duckling fabric and decided to make a nappy mat - lots of people I know are having babies, so it's the perfect present!
Start by cutting out 3 pieces of fabric. The bottom layer is a wipe clean fabric - the middle layer is wadding - and the top layer is my duckling fabric. Make sure the fabric is washable! I made my own pattern by measuring out a piece of paper 60cm x 45cm and then used a saucer to round off the edges. Make each piece of fabric the same size.
|Pin bias binding all round|
Pin the 3 pieces of fabric together by using bias binding. You can see here I chose yellow bias binding to tie in with the ducklings. I chose 2 inch wide bias binding. Pin bias binding all around the nappy mat -
Below is a close up of how to pin the bias binding in place - unfold the bias binding and pin it along the edge of the nappy mat, matching the edges of your fabrics and the edges of the bias binding. Insert the ribbon which will be used to keep the nappy mat rolled up between the bias binding and the top layer of fabric. Sew along the line of the bias binding.
|Insert ribbon bias and fabric|
|Bias binding pinned in place|
Fold the bias binding over and pin it in place on the other side. You are really supposed to then stitch this by hand using a slip stitch so it is invisible, but I just very carefully top stitched it so it looked neat both from the front and the back. I also felt it made the nappy mat a bit stronger.
|Top stitch in place from other side|
|Ensure top stitching looks neat from both sides|
The finished nappy mat - they are very light and portable and make and ideal new baby present!
|Finished nappy mat|