In my efforts to collect my cloth diapering supplies, I wanted to find the perfect wet bags. We already have a Diaper Genie in the the nursery, since we plan to use disposables part of the time, so I really didn’t want a second garbage pail cluttering up the room. I asked around and I was directed to some super cute hanging wet bags that have a decorative outer fabric and waterproof inner fabric. You hang them on the door knob and just throw it in the wash when clean your dirty diapers.
After looking around, I decided I wanted this one from Planet Wise:
Only, they didn’t offer it in a fabric that goes with our nursery, plus I couldn’t see paying the $30 for just one, when I know I needed two (a clean one, and one in the wash) and I had a TON of extra 2D zoo fabric.
I decided to make my own version and I am very happy with how it turned out. I skipped the front pocket, but I did insert a zipper into the top.
The inside is 1 mil PUL in baby blue from Verybaby.com:
PUL is short for Polyurethane Laminate. It is waterproof on one side and soft on the other and has a slight stretch to it. It is great for wetbags and cloth diapers.
I also wanted a travel wet bag for my diaper bag, so I made a smaller version with a wrist loop.
“Dilly Dally Diapers” has a great tutorial for sewing a wet bag here.
Both of these tutorials will show you how to sew a zippered bag with a detached lining. You don’t want to sew the outer fabric and PUL together (except at the zipper), because you could get leaking (ewww). My large wet bag is 16″x27″ and my small wetbag is 14″x14″. I cut my fabric with 1/2″ seam allowances.
I plan on making two more, but I want to see these in action first, to see if I need to make any adjustments (such as a shorter handle, or a snap on the handle). They are very quick to make, though!