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Topic: Diaper/Travel Bag for baby shower  (Read 1959 times)
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« on: October 26, 2007 01:33:26 PM »

A good friend's daughter is preggy and expecting in January.  Her baby shower is next weekend so I wanted to make her a diaper/travel bag.  Her mom said she loves bright colors and I wanted something that she could use that didn't look babyish.  I love bright colors too and I also love batik fabrics so this is what I came up with.  The bag is from a McCalls/Laura Ashley pattern.  My dd loved it so much she wanted to keep it!  Maybe I'll make her one for Xmas!  There are elastic pockets on either end of the outside and an elastic sectioned pocket on the inside.  I love these pockets because things don't usually fall out of them (cell phone).  Anyway, let me know what you think.

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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2007 01:38:33 PM »

I have that same neon batik! I couldn't think of what to do with it Smiley YOu've inspired me to go dig it up and make a bag for a friend who's having a baby ^_^ Great job, by the way!
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007 03:16:16 PM »

She is going to love this!  It will be great for baby, and she can still use it after she doesn't need to haul around a diaper bag anymore.  Very fun and young!  I think you've got a winner here  Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007 08:43:24 PM »

ok this is a seriously cool bag, and not just for nappies.
I am loving it!

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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007 08:06:42 AM »

great work on those elasticized pockets...everything on the bag looks so clean and neat (your sewing/seams, etc.)...great work! i'm sure she'll love it!
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007 12:08:24 AM »

It looks amazing!!

You know what's ironic? I bought the SAME pattern and was just looking at it today figuring if I'd do it. I'm new to sewing and was confused about the "fleece" part. Did you use fleece to line it or just interfacing?
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007 12:22:58 AM »

It looks amazing!!

You know what's ironic? I bought the SAME pattern and was just looking at it today figuring if I'd do it. I'm new to sewing and was confused about the "fleece" part. Did you use fleece to line it or just interfacing?

It wasn't an easy bag to make so since you're new to sewing you might want to find an easier bag to make.  Some of the seams are very thick, like where the straps attach, and can be very frustrating.  I used a cotton fleece interfacing that I got at Walmart in the area where they have interfacing stored.  I just sewed it in like a sandwich.  I found something new (to me anyway) that really helped getting the zipper in straight.  I found a basting glue that you smear on to hold everything in it's proper place until you get it stitched.  It washes out when you launder the bag later and it doesn't show at all.  It doesn't gum up the needle either.  Just a little sewing hint.  If you try this bag take your time and follow the directions exactly.  If you need any help just ask.

Good Luck!
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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2007 11:35:19 AM »

Thanks so much for this advice!! I will try my hand at some more easy things before I jump into this  Smiley

I will post though when I finally do attemp this lol
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