What is PUL fabric? PUL fabric is a polyester/ polyurethane laminated knit fabric. It is a waterproof fabric and is used for cloth diapers and mattress covers. PUL fabric can be hard to find but I found a large selection of it here. There are also a few on-line diapering stores that carry PUL fabrics.
Cloth Diaper Wet Bag Tutorial
(allow about 1.5 hours to complete)
* 1 fat quarter or a large scrap piece of cotton fabric
*1/2 yard PUL fabric
*two 12 inch zippers
*switch to a small needle and when pinning fabrics in place try not to use too many pins. The more holes pinned into the fabric the more of a chance it will leak a little.
Cut the following:
* 1 piece of fabric 9″ x 13 1/2″ (pocket)
* 2 pieces of PUL fabric 15″ 13 1/2″ (bag)
* 1 piece of fabric 4 1/2″ x 2″ (tag)
Take the 4 1/2″ x 2″ piece of fabric and fold it as if you were making bias tape. Then top stitch down the middle. Gather your piece of fabric and one of the 12″ zippers. Take the piece of fabric and pin the zipper in place on the top of the fabric. The right side of the zipper will be touching the right side of the fabric. Sew in place using a zipper foot. Fold side down flat and top stitch edge. I would not recommend ironing it may ruin the PUL fabric underneath.
Now take one of your pieces of PUL fabric and place it right side up. Now place the piece of fabric on top so that the bottom edges are even and right sides are facing up.
Now make a little mark where the middle of the zipper lines up onto the edge of the PUL fabric underneath. Make marks on both sides.
Now draw a line across connecting your two marks. The line will be used as a guide for sewing your fabric pocket piece onto the PUL fabric.
Now line up the right side of the zipper to the top of the line you just drew. Note** The right side of your fabric will be touching the right side of the PUL on the shorter side of the PUL fabric.
Fold fabric pieces down flat. Try the zipper to make sure it works. Now you have the front of your wet bag finished.
Gather the other piece of the PUL fabric and your 12″ zipper. Pin the right side of the zipper to the right side of the PUL fabric. Sew zipper.
Fold PUL down and top stitch.
Now take the piece of PUL that has the zipper sewn on and line it up so that the top of the zipper lines up with the top of the other piece of PUL fabric, right sides facing. Sew zipper in place. Then turn right side out and top stitch the piece of fabric that you just sewed the zipper onto.
Now pin the two pieces together and trim if needed.
Take the tag and pin it on the top side of the bag just below the zipper or place it on the side of the bag. It’s your choice where you want to put it. Sew sides and bottom of bag. Take your time the PUL fabric is a little slippery and will move a little bit.
Now square off the bottom edges to give it shape. Just make sure that you grab the fabric pocket piece with the front of the bag when sewing the corner edges. If not, it will give you a funny looking edge.
Turn right side out and now your finished!
You will love these little bags!
**Please feel free to use this tutorial for your personal sewing projects…not to sell in your etsy shop. You may link this to your blog and use any photo’s. Just please be kind and give credit where credit is due. I put a lot of time into my designs and tutorials.**
Any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me. If you make one using this tutorial, please add it to my flickr group. I would love to see it!