Today, I am very happy to announce that I am taking part in my sisters web wide sewing bee every Thursday!
Since finding out that Charlie is on the way, I decided that I would make some little boy things. The first thing I desperately wanted to make was a diaper bag. I wanted something simple, and sturdy, roomy, and without Winnie the Pooh, Bears, or Sparkles all over it. I wanted something shall we say...ME
So, after perusing the net for patterns I came up empty handed, and since I CAN NOT FOR THE LIFE OF ME UNDERSTAND A PATTERN from say Simplicity, McCalls etc, I thought Hell, I can make this on my own.
You see, I have made close to 50 plus bags in the past, when Julia and I had our traveling farmers market store, and know my way around a bag. I can pretty much look at a bag, and know how to make it. So, I looked for inspiration, I found it here!
At Affordable Bag Designs on ETSY
It also has inner pockets! Never done those before, but I decided to give it a go!
So, I washed my fabrics of choice, and bought some heavy duty interfacing. Oh yeah, never used that before either, but I wanted a bag to shall we say...Stand on it's own!
Then I needed a size template. This bag I bought a few years ago, and I love it, but I HATE THE OVER FLAP! I want something I can get in and out of, and not have to flip a flap. LAZY~huh?
Then I cut out the interfacing about 1 1/2 in bigger than the bag template (14 in. long X 18 in. wide). I was going to turn this into a pattern / tutorial for our shop, but the light did not cooperate, and mama lost her ambition. Oh well.
So, I figured out how to make pockets in the lining. I made 3 on each side of the lining, and they are 10 inches deep.
Then I put the bag together, and I tell you what...I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER!
Yes, I have a few flaws in the bag, but over all it is lovely!
I love the colors I chose, and I love how the size is perfect for a diaper bag!
Sorry, the light was GOOOONNNNNEEEEE for this last shot.
I thoroughly enjoyed my first sewing bee, and I encourage you all to go visit Julia, and join in every Thursday!