I have to admit that I haven't spent a whole lot of time making bags. I tackled the Weekender and have made a few totes but that's about the extent of my bag making skills. About a month ago, a wonderful lady that I work with asked me to make a diaper bag for her daughter who is expecting. She didn't give me a whole lot of information to go off of, I had to beg for a color scheme! Basically, she told me, "just do what you do"!
I don't know about you, but that made me nervous. She was paying for the bag and I didn't want her to end up with something that she didn't want. But no matter how many questions I asked I always received the same answer, "just do what you do"!
So I went to one of my not-so local quilt shops and picked out some fabrics in the colors that she suggested.
I found a pattern in one of Amy Butler's books, Little Stitched for Little Ones, and I went to work. I didn't follow that pattern exactly. I made a few adjustments by adding a closure. I also added pockets to the front and back panel. And I wanted the quilt as you go type of look. Also, instead of all of the interfacing, I used cotton duck, just like I did with my Weekender.
It might be difficult to tell by the pictures but there is a center divider. Also there are elastic pockets all along the inside.
I love the closure. It's not too big to get in the way but it's enough to keep the bag contained.
And because I love the wonderful lady who asked me to make this, I made something extra just from me.
This little diaper pouch should hold 2-3 diapers and some wipes. I used the tutorial by Noodlehead and it was such a quick project! Whenever we have kids, it will definitely be something that I will make again! You can find the tutorial here.
I was so pleased at her reaction when I presented the bag. She loved it! Thank goodness!