I haven't posted much but I frequently lurk and get inspired by all the wonderful projects that I see. I made my SIL a diaper bag in July for her birthday. It was good for my first try (with no pattern or anything) but I definitely learned some things along the way. (sorry, no pics)
Fast forward to last week.....I wanted to make my Mom and my sister sha sha dream bags. I LOVE them! Here they are:
Yes, I know the butterflies are upside-down....they face the right way on the other side of the bag. I probably could have cut it in 2 pieces but I honesly didn't think about it while I was making it.....now I know for next time.
Now on to my new bag. I bought this fabric back in July....fell in love with it! Since then my diaper bag broke and I've been using one of the free ones I got when DS (or DD, can't remember) was born. It's fine but has none of the features I wanted. So, I finally got inspired to make my bag. It didn't take me very long at all! (maybe 5 or 6 hours total including cutting pieces and adding interfacing) I finished it just now and absolutely LOVE it!! There's nothing more satisfying than making something for yourself that you love.
The whole bag
My second zipper ever (first on a bag)
The inside (has 2 large pockets (diapers and wipes) at the back and one small blue pocket for keys on the side near the top)
I made the strap so it converts from backpack to messenger style. There are clips on the ends of the straps and loops on the bag to attach it.
I definitely made some mistakes but I'm pretty happy with it. It was my first really big project. I'm going to make one for my friend who's having twins so I think her's will come out great since I worked the bugs out on mine.
What do you think?