This is my first post to show off one of my completed projects.
I've gone through a ridiculous number of bags trying to find the perfect diaper bag. I came to the conclusion that I'd have to make it myself to get everything I wanted out of a bag. I used Butterick 4560 as the basic design and made several modifications to suit my needs. I'm really happy with the finished project - not only did I end up with a diaper bag that I really like, I also conquered my fear of zippers and sewed three
of them total.
And here are the pics...
Front. The flap closes with a magnetic snap. There are pockets on each side for a sippy or water bottle. The flap lifts up to reveal a zippered pocket for all of my
Inside the zippered front pocket under the flap. I added dividers inside for my wallet, cell phone, a pen, and sunglasses. I also put a key fob in there that isn't showing up in the picture.
Back. It's hard to tell, but there is a big pocket here that holds a matching changing pad.
Inside. There is a large zippered pocket in the back, pockets on each side, and two elastic pockets in the front. I sewed a small zippered cosmetics pouch (can't see it, it's tucked inside a pocket) and I also made a small pacifier purse that can easily be removed.
To make the bag sturdy, I used the thickest fusible fleece I could find at the fabric store on the outer fabric. I also put a piece of an old political campaign sign in the bottom of the bag to help it keep the shape.
Thanks for looking!