Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Diaper bag-tote...

A dear friend just had her 4th baby girl, and I wanted to do something nice for her so as I walked into The Bakery (my hometown fabric store) I asked Annie what my friend would like or need the most.  Immediately she knew and said, "A diaper bag!  And here's the fabric she likes."  This is what I love about hometown shopping.  Everybody knows everybody and the shop owners are so on-the-ball and willing to help.

My friend had chosen the red outer fabric for a diaper bag and so Annie and I chose this denim blue print for the lining.  I found a freebie pattern for a roomy, hip-mama diaper bag HERE at Sew Much Ado.  The tutorial was quite simple to follow and I think it made a terrific bag.  The finished dimensions came out to 18"wide by 12" high by 8" deep.  There are lots of pockets inside and I added a denim pocket on the outside and a key ring on the inside so she could snap her keys on it.  I hate fumbling for keys in a big bag.

I made a pin-on flower for the bag and found another simple tutorial for it  HERE at Sew Ritzy Titzy.

I plan to fill the pockets with little diaper bag necessities like wipes, butt paste, diapers, mommy snacks, and a paci.  I'm going to the workshop to make a changing pad similar to this dish mat to slip into the bag too.  Fun!

10 comments:

  1. Okay, that is so cute! I love the pin on flower, too.

    So thoughtful of you. Chatting with a few friends, by the time you've had your fourth, sometimes folks just don't make such a fuss, but your heart is still beaming to hold a new bundle of joy! I am sure she'll appreciate having something new and cute.

    The fabric is awesome!

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  2. Very nice and it looks perfect. Just curious, butt paste? What is that. :)
    I love the flower you made.

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  3. What a thoughtful, beautiful gift! It will mean so much more since you made it just for her :) We had friends in Iowa who used Desitin on their lips in winter to prevent chapping. It really works!

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  4. Farm Girl,
    Butt paste is similar to Desitin. New stuff.

    MK,
    I've not heard of putting Desitin on your lips, but hey....whatever works.

    Jody

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  5. That is super cute! I like the fabric you made the flower out of. Smile! What a great gift!

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  6. G'day. That bag is just so good. I love the colour and the flower you made is beautiful. What a lovely gift.Take care. Liz...

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  7. Very clever Ms. Gumbo -- it's adorable. I'm sure the mom will be thrilled! And your comments are always full of info -- who knew you could put desitin on your lips???

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  8. Where were you when I had MY babies. I think I should have a new criteria for friends... ;) I love it!

    Blessings, Debbie

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  9. The heck with diapers, I want one. Too cute!! xoxo Clarice

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