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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fun Diaper Bag/Purse

I just recently finished this diaper bag for a baby shower gift. I am definitely going to be making one of these for myself! I always wanted a cute diaper bag that had lots of pockets! Using a purse pattern for inspiration, after much tweeking :) I came up with a pattern of my own and this super cute diaper bag was the result...


I have seen so many flowers on bags lately and think they are so cute! So I made one to go on the bag. I used ribbon and cut 3 in strips. Then used my heat tool and a metal measuring spoon to trim off the square edge to make rounded petals (this also heat seals the edges to prevent fraying). Then glued them all a rounded piece of ribbon for the base. Made and attached a center and then attached the completed flower to a corsage pin. Here's a picture of the bag without the flower, still cute but I think that the flower just sets it off!


It is the perfect size for a diaper bag, not too big and not too small. You can even use it as a purse later when you don't need it as a diaper bag anymore!


A peak at the inside...


I added a magnetic closure...
(watch for these to go on sale, cause this little guy cost me $5!)


One of the things that most patterns lack is pockets and dividers. I love a bag with lots of storage space, instead of just a large open black hole to lose things in. So, I added 2 large pockets and one divider. I just LOVE how the inside turned out! It was well worth the extra work!


It is always a good idea when a giving a homemade item as a gift to attach a tag with washing instructions. Even though you know how it should be laundered, they don't :)


It was definitely worth all the work...

4 comments:

  1. So cute! And what great details!

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  2. YOU ARE AMAZING....that is all...
    LUV YER GUTS!!!

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  3. This is the cutest diaper bag ever! I esp. love all the pockets! I love pockets but can never find a cute diaper bag with em that's not such "a look at me I got a mom diaper bag!" lol Would you mind sharing a tutorial or the pattern? I sew myself but I like pictures..I'm loving your blog!

    karin marie :)

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