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DIY Wall Hanging Diaper Stacker

This cute wall-hanging diaper stacker is a nice touch, a simple and easy diaper organizer, and the perfect solution for a small nursery. Learn how to make it.

When Emma was born, I always had in mind that I wanted a convenient place to keep diapers clean and free of dust.

At first, since I was in a new country, I had no supplies to make anything myself, so I used a few organizer storage units from IKEA to keep diapers in place but I didn’t like that the diapers were exposed to dust. And inside a dresser drawer worked but it wasn’t what I was going for.

You might also love these other sewing project ideas: How to Make a Duvet Cover Set for Girls, DIY 10-minute Envelope Pillow Cover Tutorial, and DIY Sofa Slipcover.

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Wall Hanging Diaper Stacker DIY Tutorial. A cute and decorative diaper storage solution

My budget back then was very tight, we were barely making ends meet, so I had to work with what I had. Although cute crafts and making things myself has always been my passion, the problem was getting the supplies.

A few months later, I got some nice fabric that my mother-in-law sent me and my first thought was, “I’ll finally make a wall diaper stacker”.

I had seen one so pretty in a shop and also looked online and saw this cute baby diapers stacker bag they could hang from a door hook, from the crib, or on the side of a changing table. My mind was made, I was so eager to make one just like those.

I had no sewing machine so I set out to do it with my hands. Hand sewing is more time-consuming for sure but I found it kind of therapeutic and relaxing.

I remember just turning on my TV and sewing while watching/listing to some TV shows.

It was a very special project and I wanted to make things for my baby girl with my own hands.

Please bear with me here as I do my best to explain this project process. I wasn’t blogging yet when I made it but I got several requests to share the tutorial so I’m doing the best I can. Feel free to ask questions if anything is not clear.

WHAT IS THE SEWING LEVEL NEEDED TO MAKE this DIY Diaper Stacker?

This sewing tutorial is great for all levels. It’s easy enough for beginners and super fun and quick to make even if you’re already an expert!

This particular tutorial was made sewing by hand but if you have a sewing machine, you can totally use it.

Is this DIY Diaper Stacker WASHABLE?

Absolutely! As long as the fabric you choose is washable, your diaper stacker will be totally washable. If you decorated them then follow washing instructions from the material used, or if like in this case, you add the bear make sure you remove it and also remove the cardboard from the base.

How to Make a Wall Hanging Diaper Stacker for a Baby Room

This handy diaper stacker is designed to hang from a crib or a wall for easy access to the diapers. There’s plenty of room for lots of disposable diapers or cloth diapers inside.

This cute diaper stacker is the perfect solution to have in your nursery decor close to your changing table or crib as your diaper organizer and keep them within easy reach.

Supplies:

  • Cute fabrics you like, in my case I used 3 different fabrics including the lining for the inside of the diaper stacker. Approx. a yard of each
  • Interfacing 1/4 yard
  • Ribbon approximately 1/2 inch wide.
  • embellishment ( cute details like plush bear, anything you like)
  • Piece of cardboard.
  • Contact paper
  • A clothes hanger.
  • Matching threads and needle
  • Scissors
  • Ruler and measuring tape
  • Fabric chalk or marker.

DIY Diaper Stacker Instructions:

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Basically, the diaper stacker is like an oversized travel box of tissues.

I kept it as geometrical as possible to make it easier to understand, cut and assemble the pattern.

Prep Work: the Diaper Stacker Pattern

So the first thing I did was create my diaper stacker pattern to understand and know exactly the pieces I need to cut.

Wall Hanging Diaper Stacker Pattern

I’m sharing the free diaper stacker sewing pattern download for you. Just remember that this is for personal use only and no commercial use is allowed.

You can snag the DIY Diaper Stacke Pattern A4 HERE.

Or you can grab the DIY Diaper Stacke Pattern Letter HERE.

I always leave about 1/8 inch on each side for seam allowance.

The following is basic.

I decided I wanted it to be lined inside so that when opening it and taking the diaper, it would look nice on the inside too.

Also, I wanted to have a hidden seam as much as possible. So the whole pattern {except for the top} is all double cut.

I cut all my diaper stacker pieces and got ready to start.

Sew The Diaper Stacker Body

I first sewed the main parts of the body (front, back, and both sides) of both the main fabric and the lining. In my case, it was the same fabric.

The front pieces should be the first and last to sew as shown in the chart below.

A graphic showing how to assemble the Diaper Stacker

We need to make this with interior and exterior pieces to build the body.

Then I put these lining and outer fabric layers right side together and sewed the side edges.

A graphic of the outer panel and lining pannel sewing instrucions

I turned it inside out and ironed it.

Attaching the Body to the Base

This part is the tricky one. Use the help of pins.

On one side of the base, the shorter sides, I left it open to insert a piece of cardboard to give strength to the base and remove it when I want to wash the bag.

With the base pieces already cut, I took the body of the diaper bag to sew them together.

Showing the inner base piece with hem

Make a hem on one short side of the lining fabric piece.

Center raw edges of both ends to the base right sides together and pin in place.

The body would be sandwiched between both fabrics of the base.

It should look like a sandwich: fabric base-body-lining fabric base. 

Pin in place around the edge of the base. The best way is to let the body corner seams must coincide with the corners of the base.

A graphic illustration of how body of the stacker and the base should match

Make sure that the opening of the base (lining fabric) goes inside the bag with the lining fabric. These two pieces should be right sides together.

Start sewing from the middle of the long side of the base where your diaper stacker opening is.

A graphic illustration of how to start assembling the stacker

As you stitch through the corner, move your body fabric away so you don’t accidentally stitch it.

A graphic illustration of how to stitch the base

When you hit the side that is supposed to have the cardboard opening, sew only the body with the main fabric and leave the lining fabric out.

A graphic illustration of the base all stitched
pointin the seam on the base of the stacker

The whole fabric from the body will be coming out from the opened side of the base.

showing how the stacker should look when finihsed stitching and it hasn't been turned inside out

Right there you should be able to turn it inside out.

Turning the diaper staker inside out
Showing how the base of the stacker looks
Showing the opening of the base to insert the cradboard

Then I cut a rectangle of cardboard to the same side of the base and I wrapped it in contact paper so it would last longer.

The piece of cardboard wrapped in contact paper

I inserted it through the opening on the base.

Inserting the coardboard piece inside the base opening

And I made some invisible stitches to secure the opening. But this is totally optional since you might want to remove it to wash the diaper stacker.

Stitching closed the base

The body and base are finished.

Assembling The Top. 

Apply the interfacing to one top portion piece following the manufacturer’s instructions. This is to make it slightly sturdier than the rest.

Pin the top pieces right sides together. Stitch both sides and the curvy. Do NOT stitch or close the 2 peaks on top because that’s where the hanger ribbon will be serged.

I cut 2 strips of ribbon of about 16 inches each and folded them in half.

A graphic illustration of hot to place and stitch the top portion of the diaper stacker

Then inserted the folded end of the strip inside the top through the opening we left before until it was about 1/8 inch out.

Stitched several times to reinforce it and be able to handle the weight of all the diaper packs with diapers inside.

Then I turned it inside out and ironed it.

The right side of the stacker with the ribbon

With the iron, I marked the top’s bottom edge hem (only fold mark).

Then make a pleat on each side of the body folding it inward (this is what I did) as a gift bag.

Showing how to fold to create the side pleats

Insert the body through the opening of the top piece about 1/8 inch. Sew diaper stacker top from side to side.

A graphic illustration of how to stitch body and top together

Now the diaper stacker is done. 

Just need the embellishments.

Decorating the Hanging Diaper Stacker

I stitched the ribbon to the top’s stitches to hide the visible seam. Topstitch along the outer seamed edge only of the ribbon.

I loved it so much that I decided to do the same in the edges of the opening of the diaper stacker.

Showing the ribbon stitched to the edges to decorate and hide seam

The final touch was a teddy bear stitched to the top of the opening.

Stitching the bead to the top of the diaper stacker.

What do you think… Isn’t it cute???

The Diaper Stacker finished
Showing the inside of the stacker

To hang it you have 2 options: Hanging it from the crib or from a hanger.

I used a cute and decorated hanger I found in a store. It would have been great if the tiger were a bear but that’s what I found.

A cute kid's hanger with a cute tiger and flowers

I tied the stacker to the hanger with the strips of ribbon. and made a cute bow on both sides.

tying the diaper stacket to the hanger with the ribbons making a cute bow

And here you have it. The Diaper stacker is attached to the hanger.

The diaper Stacker is finsihed and ready to be hung.

Done!!!

Not only is it a handy way to keep diapers right where you need them cute fabrics and an applique make it a pretty addition to your nursery decor.

This diaper stacker sewing pattern is a perfect place to store diapers for easy access during diaper changes.

The Diaper Stacker hanging on the wall.

Not sure if all these instructions are clear enough, I’m not a perfect sewer and my English is far from perfect but I wanted to try at least to share it with you. It would have been a lot easier if I would have taken pictures while I was making it but I wasn’t blogging then.

However, you can ask any question you may have in the comments or email me. That’s how my little girl’s bedroom looks now!… I Love it!

My girl's nursery decorated with the Wall hanging Diaper stacker
A general view of my girl's nursery room.

What do you think? Not bad to be hand-sewed, right???

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Til' next time...

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15 Comments

    1. I just finished a diaper stacker for my niece. I saw yours with the ties 1/2 way through and almost did that, but I already had too much work in my topper since I painted the fabric to go with her nursery. Wanted to show you a picture, but don’t see how to do that.

      1. Hi Lisa!!!

        Awwww you are so so sweet to stop by and share with me! I would LOVE to see yours. You can now attach the photos here in this mail titicrafty@gmail.com! Who knows I might use your ideas too when I have a second child. LOVE LOVE that you wanted to share your creation with me!!!

        Can’t wait!

  1. I just love it Cami!! Fabulous!

    Thanks for partying with me last week! Can’t wait to party with you again tomorrow evening at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!

    1. Woohoooo Christine! So glad you liked it!!! I’m very happy! I’ll be there it is in my weekly schedule!

      Thank you so much for stopping by!

      Hugs
      Cami

  2. Very cute, Camila!! Such a great tutorial too. Thank you for sharing at Simply Create Link Party.

  3. Beautiful diaper bag! Thanks for linking at All Things Pretty! You’re one of the features this week! Hope you’ll come back and share again and grab a button.

    1. Yayyyyyy Thankks, it is so cool, I’m Honored!!!. I already linked up my newest creation!

      have a lovely week!

      Hugs
      Cami!

    1. Hello Abigail, Thank you so much for stopping by and for hosting such a lovely Party!.

      Yes I write some posts in English and some in Spanish I have a very divided audience. I have activated the Google Translator on my blog and I’ve seen is very accurate, not perfect but good enough to understand. Anyway I’m always open to translate when people ask me to. So just let me know and I’d be happy to!

      Hope you have a lovely week

      Hugs
      Cami

    1. Thank you so much Ana, happy to have you here! It looks so cute on a baby’s bedroom! =D

      Have a wonderful week Ana, hope to see you around soon!

      Hugs
      Cami

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