So i bought my Il Tutto Mia Changing Bag Preloved and it didnt come with the original Changing Mat. It wasnt such a big deal as when i had my 2 boys i bought my changing bags and got a mat with them and it never got used apart from the very odd occasion if we were out and about and had to use one of those plastic pull down type changing stations, which of course i didnt just fancy laying my baby onto it without a nice clean mat.
But i thought well more than lightly because i havent got a Changing Bag Mat, i will probally find myself needing one. I browsed the internet as you do for a changing mat to match my bag, but couldnt really find one and just for a plain red one on ebay there were £15.00 Posted. Now being creative minded and having loads of fabric in my house from previous Projects, i thought ahhh bugger it ill make my own!
I measured one of the inside pockets on my bag so that i could make the Mat fit. My overall Size of the Mat i made is: 22″ x 13″ and when folded it measures: 7″ x 5″. The Changing Mat ive made is fully reversible, ive used Micro Fleece and Terry Cotton but you can make the Mat out of any fabrics you wish, you could add Waterproof Nylon with Fleece on top, or use PUL which again is waterproof and use cotton on the top… Its entirely down to you what you wish to use, ive just used fabrics that i had already. My thought was also that because its just purely fabric if it was to get dirty i can just Machine Wash it, where as those Changing Mats you buy are sponge clean only.
So i made my own and Here is how i did it: