Monday, June 16, 2008

Dwipes (Diaper + Wipes) Mini-Tote

A few weeks ago I was talking with my daughter-in-law, Andi, and she mentioned her desire to start making some Dwipes Mini-Totes. (I have no idea what they are really called -- "Dwipes" is just a name I came up with to save myself from saying "Diaper & Wipes"!) These are apparently quite popular among young mothers. It is a small tote that one can store a small case of wet wipes and a couple of diapers in. This mini-tote can then be thrown in a glove compartment, purse, or diaper bag and you're ready to go. It especially comes in handy when you have more than one child in diapers of different sizes, because you can have two different mini-totes of different fabrics -- one for each child -- so you can grab the correct diaper at a glance. Carrying this type of tote in your hands to a restroom might be a little more subtle than a soggy child, package of wet-wipes, and a clean diaper! I offered to try to come up with a pattern and see if I could whip one up. Well, today I finally had the time to do just that! Here's what I came up with...mind you this is the first attempt.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

These are super cute. I love the print.

Pudgeduck said...

Here you go again..you are sooo creative!!! Another great name. You will make a fortune!!!!

Jean said...

Very clever idea! Many times,as a Grandma I stuck a diaper and wipes in my purse. Wanted to let you know I love my tote so much I am using it as my summer purse! Thanks again! Jean

Marci said...

That is a great idea. Now that I don't have to carry around a big diaper bag I am always throwing a few diaper and wipes in my purse, but it make it hard to find everything else. Great idea, very useful and cute patterns.

Adam & Wendy said...

what a great idea! i have never heard of these or seen anyone with one. what a great baby shower gift! i would love to see a pattern and attempt to sew some.

Cole said...

Those are perfect! Too bad I don't have anymore kids in diapers...Wait, is that a bad thing? But hey, if you have kids wipes are always a good thing no matter how old they are.

Jenni said...

Awesome idea! I love it!

Andi said...

ok these look absolutely perfect! You did such a great job with them! Thank you so much for perfecting the old one and for making me a pattern. Im so excited to make some for my new baby and for baby showers! Thanks soooo much!