Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Diaper Bag

Sewing is my catharsis.  There's pretty much nothing that relaxes me more than creating something out of fabric.

That said, this bag idea came on a much needed day where my crazy post-pregnancy, presently-nursing hormones went even more out of whack than normal.  I think Jonathan would tell you he was happy he had plans on Saturday.

So, I took all of my angst and after a 6 hours, 4 feedings, 3 chick flicks, and a VERY messy apartment, I ended up with this:

I found the free tutorial here.  The only change I made was to add a little pocket on the back (which I forgot to take a picture of), and I sewed the pockets on differently than directed due to some measuring mistakes.  Oh yeah, and I didn't interface the bag.  Only the straps.

I can't remember where I found the pattern for the flower I made. 

 You can't see this, but I even designed one of the pockets to hold her bottles upright so I don't end up with a milky mess on the way to daycare.

All in all, I can actually say that this is the best sewing job I've ever done.  I would actually feel comfortable selling this bag it's so well done.  And...I sewed with a comfort level of actually knowing how to do stuff rather than guessing my way through it.  Awesome!!! 


Stacee said...

So cute! Love the color choices!!

Leah Case said...

this is sooooo cute!!!!

Jonathan said...

I helped pick out the button for the flower!

the Beckster said...'re awesome!!!

Sew Much Ado said...

Great job, it turned out really cute! I love the fabrics you chose!
p.s. I'd love it if you added pics to the Sew Much Ado flickr pool, here's the link if you'd like: