Is your nursery pressed for space? I made made large wet bags for cloth diapers and ones without PUL lining for baby clothes. Both types can hang from the side of a changing table. This way, you don’t need two separate hampers/trash bins.
Here’s how I made hanging hampers for baby clothes. I recommend making two, so that you have one to use when the other is in the wash. I tried to stay frugal by using fabric I had on hand.
1. Cut out two large rectangles for your hanging bag. You’ll also need three long, narrow rectangles for your straps.
2. Fold the straps right sides together and sew along one short end and along the long edge of each one. This will leave one end open. Turn right side out.
3. With the large rectangles, put them right sides together and sew along one short end and both long sides. Fold over the non-sewn edge and press, then turn right sides out and press the entire piece flat.
4. Sew down the folded over edge of the opening.
For each strap, tuck in the open edges and top stitch around all four sides. I sewed 1/4 inch from the edge.
Place the straps against the outside of the bag, maybe an inch from the top edge. Put one in the center and the other two a couple inches from the outer edges of the bag.
Sew the straps in place. I sew a rectangle to get it tacked down very well.
This picture shows how it will look later on. I pinned it to the changing table to make sure it would fit well.
Now, attach snaps to each strap, as well as one to the top of the bag (to keep it closed). I highly recommend purchasing a snap kit.
Here is the finished bag! The clothes bag and the wet bag can be kept next to each other on the changing table, which maximizes space!
Here are some pictures from the other bag I made.
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