bybmg: Nursery Redo Series #2 Wipes Box Cover

Nursery Redo Series #2 Wipes Box Cover

I have a good amount of fabric left from recovering the glider cushions. I decided to make something to pretty up the wipes box. It took minimal fabric (I still have a lot left, so I need to figure out what else to make...possibly some new window coverings...).

First I cut a strip of fabric a little wider than the wipes box and the width of the fabric (56"). I really just guessed and hoped it would work!

Then I measured elastic that was just a smidgen shorter than all the way around the top and bottom of the wipes box.

Then, I folded over the edge of the fabric and sewed a casing for the elastic on both top and bottom. Again, I was guessing, but it was about 1 1/4 inches.

Then I pulled the elastic through. I use the old safety pin trick to guide it. I also pinned the end of the elastic to the start of the fabric so it would stay put.

I tried it on the box and decided how snugly I wanted it to fit. I wasn't sure if I would have too much fabric. Would it be too ruffly? After consulting my husband, he said it looked all right, so I went with it.

Then, I sewed the elastic so I wouldn't have to worry about it coming undone when I sewed the fabric.

Then I sewed the fabric together with right sides together, snipped off the extra elastic, and was done!

Since we don't know the gender of the baby, I refrained from any embelishments. I'm sure you could jazz it up with some cute bows or flowers for a little girl.

The whole project took me about 30 minutes if that. Go try it, and share your work here. I'd love to see what you did! 


  1. oh my gosh this is so cute - I have totally thought about covering a wipes container but hello elastic, SO smart and SO adorable!!!

    Love it and your new space!!

  2. Thanks, Rebekah! I love how it turned out!


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