Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A New Diaper Bag

My diaper bag I had was starting to look pretty sad--it's been through at least 2 or 3 kids--I don't remember!
But, the straps were starting to fray and it just wasn't really my style anymore, so I thought I'd whip up a new bag.

 
I found a free bag pattern from Sew Sweetness--The Kennedy Bag.

 
I love all the details.
The fabric, d-rings, magnetic closure, and clasps are from Fabricland. The sliders are from Emmaline Bags (which I highly recommend after great shipping times!), and the zippers are from Zipit!
I did add a couple of extras--a zippered pocket on the outside.


And, two elastic pockets that can handle Sippy cups or bottles.
 

 
The other pockets are in the original pattern.



I couldn't find (or didn't look hard enough for) Soft and Stable, so I used a double layer of interfacing.
I think the flap could have used a little less stiffness, but I'm sure it'll wear a little and become more supple.
 

 
I really like how this bag turned out--I've already moved all my diaper bag stuff into here as well as my purse stuff, in the hopes of only carrying one bag...ha! We'll see how long that lasts.

10 comments:

  1. love how it turned out! the diaper bag- purse in one works until you go out one night on your own, grab your purse, and AFTER you filled up with gas realized your wallet is still in the diaper bag at home :P

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  2. It's a beautiful bag. You'll love carrying it around. I guess you are due soonish?

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  3. Wow this is adorable! I love the dark with the floral print, well done!!!

    -Sara @ Sew Sweetness

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  4. This is great and it looks so functional! I'd love to see you link this post up with Tuesday Sews over at PiePie Designs! http://www.piepiedesigns.com/2014/04/tuesday-sews-april-29.html

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  5. OH my gosh - that looks like a lot of work! Very well done.

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  6. whT a fabulous bag! It looks very well made. Love the colours.

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  7. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Inspire Us Thursdays on The Inspired Wren.

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  8. That is a gorgeous bag! I love the floral with the dark outer, and I appreciate the additional pockets. =)

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  9. Good Luck in the Sew Sweetness contest ;)

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