I saw the Jamie that is apparently also a favorite of Brad Pitt and thought I had hit the jackpot. A co-worker is having a baby and I would really like to sew her and her husband a diaper bag that will work for both of them.
Problem #1: I know nothing about what makes a good diaper bag.
Problem #2: Her husband is a very large man (muscular and very tall former football player) and while the Jamie bag looks cool, it doesn't really suit his size.
I was thinking of using thesetutorials to make a knock-off version of the Jamie bag, but I would really like some input from people who have actually had need of a diaper bag to give me some tips.
Somebody forwarded me an E-mail from Interweave Press calling for submissions for crocheted gifts.
vanillaxlight is always stressing that we have to start submitting designs if we want to see more crochet patterns available; so, I thought that this is a perfect for many of us to get our ideas out there.
Here is the flyer. Originally in PDF form, I have it as a jpg to make it easier to pass on.
This overnight bag is exactly the type of bag I wanted to make for myself, and I was wondering if anybody had made one already.
I really like the idea that it is made with only 4 pieces of fabric, and from the pictures, I know how to go about squaring the corners on the bottom, but I can't figure out the squared corners on the top. Do you think the construction would be similar to a making a mock box pillow?
I am making myself a sewing tote, but I forgot to cut out the gusset for the outside pocket, and I don't have any more of my main outside fabric to make one. I've asked my sewing teacher, but she and I have two different opinions about how to interpret the instructions; so, I thought I would ask y'all to see what y'all think.
The zippers have been added to the side with the elastic, but not to the side with little pockets yet.
Any ideas on how I could improvise an outside pocket without the gusset?
Has anybody ever tried making something like this fabric shopping bag? I want to try the pattern, but I was wondering if those with more experience sewing could give me some tips on making the execution a bit better. It seems easy enough, but I have a couple questions:
Is there a better way to make the handles? Just cutting them out makes them seem a bit unfinished to me; and
Would putting a binding on the bottom seam make the bag less likely to fray? I don't have a serger and I would rather the stitching was either nicer looking or not visible at all. What about using either French or flat felled seams? Would they work?