In preparation for me and hubby's anniversary trip to San Francisco I wanted to make a fun bag to take on the trip. Not only that but the wonderful airline charges per checked bag, so I'm protesting and made a carry-on-friendly bag to carry all my goods. I was inspired by Logsio's travel bag, but I made mine bigger (maximum carry on size of 22x14x9), added more features too like outer zipper pockets and what not.
It took me forever to make, but it is a labor of love. Oh yeah, I also made a matching toiletry case. It's a good size too (8x6x5). Thanks for looking.
So I made a pattern loosely based on the amy butler weekender which I love so much. It's much smaller though and is just...different. I just turned it inside out so all the timtex is still all funky making it look lopsided. Also the inside features some pockets, a zippered compartment, and a key lanyard. It's also not as neon orangey as the picture shows (can't figure out my new camera). I figure once my baby outgrows his diaper bag he can use it as a cool overnight bag when he's spending the night at grandma's or a friend.
Got this pattern from quiltsillustrated and LUUUUV it! I call it my "Earth Bag". Don't the colors look really earthy? Anyways this is a perfect lunch bag for anyone interested in it. It holds a ton of stuff and has LOTS of pockets on the inside for silverware, ice packs, energy bars, etc. Also has matching napkin, yay! What do you think?
Thanks to Craftster I've been looking at everything in new ways and trying to find new uses for things. Well I picked up a $10 shag rug from Walmart recently and thought to turn it into a tote. It was kinda funky so I figured a beach/pool tote would be a safe bet. The swimming frogs interior fabric I got at JoAnn's and was so happy it worked so well with the rug/bag. Me and my boys are ready for summer!! (PS- Out here in AZ it's already in the 90s )
So I am always trying to make the perfect diaperbag and came up with this bag. I just made a weekender so I drew a couple ideas from that bag combined with a bowling ball bag shape. It is small (12X11) so it could be a purse or a small diaper bag. I will use it for the latter. Next time I need to interface it since it's a little baggier than I like. Thanks for looking
I desperately want to learn to crochet. I almost bought a book the other day that claims to teach you, but when I flip through the book it just looks like latin and way too hard to try to learn from just reading. Am I wrong? Is it really easy to learn from a book? Should I get a DVD? Or join a class? I would join a class but I've got two little ones and a husband who's never home to watch them.
Any ideas? Personal experiences?
PS- Not lucky enough to have any friends or family members who know how either.
I've been wanting to do one for so long after seeing the hundreds of beautiful ones here and on the web. So here's mine! I will concur with everyone else and say, yes, this bag was TOUGH! But SO worth it in the end! I can't wait to use it next month! The outside is a medium weight fabric I got at a Joann's going out of business. And the inside is a wonderful black suede! I didn't add any extra pockets inside, but I will be making a toiletry bag to match. Thanks for looking!
Well here's mine. I LOVE IT!!! It has a real 80's feel to it It was a MAJOR pain in the butt to sew the coin purse part. I just made my own template. It's a little uneven on one side but you can't tell...
This bag was REALLY easy!!! It was from a See & Sew pattern B4839. The pattern is a Fat quarters pattern, so you could just use fat quarters to make this bag, or you could just use some fabric scraps to use as the patchwork. A couple things I will add is the pattern doesn't say anything on the outside of the bag about purchasing a magnetic snap to use to close the purse, but in the instructions it tells you to put it on. Luckily I had one. I'm sure you could use velcro or a button or whatever you had. I just thought that was weird.
Anyways, here's the bag. It turned out really cute! I can't wait to use it!
I also added a divided pocket. The instructions didn't have one. . .
Wallet that holds a few pads (and tampons if you wanted to sew a couple slots). Yeah I copied this idea, but how could I not?! It looked so incredibly easy (and not to mention I wasn't going to dish out $31). Anyways here is the original idea: