Wet bags are great for on the go cloth diapering, mama cloth, or even just swimsuits and gym clothes. As a cloth diapering mama, I've already got a few of these that I made myself and I can't wait to make more of various sizes. They are also great to keep in the kitchen for dish cloths & messy aprons or pot holders, etc. Here's an easy way to make your own. You can easily adjust things to you own preference as far as size, just make sure that you choose a zipper that is long enough.
PUL material (2) 12" x 14" rectangles
Outer Print (2) 12" x 14" rectangles
(1) 4" x 8" handle rectangle
12" zipper*The longest zipper I had was 9" so I compensated with extra cotton print pieces covering the ends of the zipper as you'll see later.
Take the 4 x 8 piece for you hand and fold lengthwise in half, right side together. Sew along open long edge. Turn right side out and top stitch 1/8" alone each long side. Set this aside for later. =)
Then be sure to center the zipper, facing down and lay the PUL (shiny side down) on top. Line up all edges and pin in place.
I made sure to fold over the short edge that would be closest to the zipper. It gives a cleaner look and will keep the fabric from unraveling there.
Fold the pieces back and topstitch down the length of the zipper to secure those two layers you just created.
This is what it should look like now.
See how those extra fabric strips will fold right over and cover the fact that the zipper isn't long enough?
Now you will layer your remaining pieces in the same fashion you did earlier. Outer print facing up, you will want to carefully line up the other side of your zipper (now with half your bag attached to it) and be sure the zipper is facing down. you will probably need to do some pinning and moving around of the zipper pull while sewing so that you can get close to the teeth of the zipper.Once again, top stitch the length of the zipper.
You'll want to slip in your handle that you made earlier now. Near what will be the top of our bag by the zipper, insert handle piece so that the open ends are poking out and pin in place. Sew all the way around leaving a few inches open on the shorter side of the PUL, making sure to reinforce your stitching as you go over the zipper ends and where you put your handle. We don't want them coming loose later on. =)
Turn bag right side out through the opening left in the PUL. Then fold the edges in and just stitch closed. The arrows indicate where the stitching starts and ends.
Push the PUL lining inside the bag and Voila! you've got yourself a handy wet bag. =) I hope this quick and basic tutorial can help someone out with their wet bag needs. Feedback appreciated!