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.