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« on: June 25, 2007 11:15:20 PM »

I'm making a diaper bag for my cousin's upcoming baby shower, and although I've made bags before, I haven't attempted a diaper bag...

I actually have pretty much everything planned out and I've begun putting it together and stuff.

I just have one question:
What kind of shape would I use create a bottle pocket? I've only worked with elastic a few times, and that was to repair clothing. So I'm not entirely sure of the effects it will have on the fabric. I thought it might be as simple as an upside-down trapezoid-ish shape, but I'm not entirely sure.  Undecided

Can any more experienced Craftsters help me? Any help is greatly appreciated. :] Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007 08:43:07 AM »

are the pockets for the inside or the outside of the bag?  when i make diaper bags i don't do bottle pockets i do bottle bungees (for lack of a better word) on the inside.  you can kinda see it in the picture below.  i did 2 double elastic scrunchi type bands, sewed them parallel to each other and then sewed up the middle making the bottle holders.




you're doing an outside pocket i think your idea of a trapezoid shape would work splendidly!  you just need to make sure you gather the elastic top to match the bottom before sewing it onto the bag.

hope this makes sense.  it's so hard to put these kind of things into words!

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007 10:46:11 AM »

It makes sense. haha Thank you.  Cheesy

I'm going to put two bottle pockets in, one on each side of the lining, so it's just like the outside pockets, but on the inside. lol

Thank you very much. :]
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007 07:41:13 PM »

What I do is make a piece bigger than the area I need to sew it to. I make a casing and insert elastic on the top. I baste the bottom with big stitches and then gather it to match the width on the bottom.
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