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Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Complete

Baby Doll Changing Pad Sewing Tutorial

July 13, 2017 Sarah Coggins
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My daughter has been baby doll obsessed for quite some time. It started with a little doll her brother selected for her first birthday and has grown over time. Wanting to encourage her nurturing and imagination, I made her a baby doll changing pad to add to her little diaper bag. She uses it for all of her babies from her tiniest one to her larger American Girl Bitty Baby.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial

This has been one of the most used sewing projects I’ve made for my kids and it’s really quite simple to make. Here is how to create one for a special little one in your life:


  • Cotton fabric
  • Fleece batting
  • Binding tape
  • Velcro
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric marker
  • Pins
  • Thread

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Step 1 Cut a 9″ x 16″ rectangle from your interior and exterior fabrics (or cut 2 rectangles from 1 fabric if you prefer).

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Cut Fabrics

Step 2 Stack the 2 fabrics (right side out) with the fleece batting in between.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Align Fabrics

Pin in place. Mark lines approximately 1/2″ in from edges and add curves to each corner. Sew around all 4 sides. Then sew 2 parallel lines dividing the pad into thirds.

Step 3 Trim off the excess fabric close to your stitches leaving a nice, clean edge.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Trim Fabric Edge

Step 4 Pin binding around the entire changing pad.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Pin Binding

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Pin Binding

Sew binding to pad. Fold over. Press edges. Sew around the pad again to secure the binding.

Step 5 Add a 2″ strip of velcro approximately 3/4″ from one of the ends.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Velcro Placement

Fold the pad in thirds. Use your fabric marker to note where the velcro aligns on the other side. Sew on other half of velcro to complete the closures.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Velcro Placement

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Folded

That’s it! The baby doll changing pad is complete. Time to make good use of it.

Baby Doll Changing Pad Tutorial: Complete

Who will you gift your baby doll changing pad to?


  • herlives September 30, 2018 at 5:45 am
    Hi, thanks for your great tutorial about baby doll changing pad. I will try it sure for my little girls. Hope so she will love it.
  • Joan Gray January 2, 2022 at 1:17 pm
    Hi! Thanks so much for this well explained tutorial with pictures. I made one for my 3 year old Granddaughter for her 4th birthday. It matches well with the diaper bag and diaper case and wipes. I know she will love it! The change pad also looks like the real one that Mommies use! Thanks again, Joan
  • Blanca Aparicio December 7, 2023 at 10:28 pm
    Do you have a tutorial for the diaper bag?
    • Sarah Coggins December 10, 2023 at 2:40 pm
      I do not. That particular bag was an item I purchased from Target. It was in their dollar section marketed as a "gardening bag."

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