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!