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Topic: Manly diaper bag. Or really awesome messenger bag.  (Read 2310 times)
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« on: January 31, 2012 03:29:44 PM »

I got a request from a friend to make her husband a manly diaper bag, that she could still use.  Husband wanted a Chicago Bears bag more than anything.  She didn't want that.  Using this tutorial, here's what I came up with.


Here is the bag closed.




This bag has 9 pockets!!  Took me about 5 hours to make, including the measuring the pieces out.  Wishing now I'd made an actual pattern though, because I really want a bag of this style for myself.  I used canvas on the outside, so I could skip the interfacing steps.  And a NFL cotton on the inside. 

It is probably one of the most detailed bags I've ever made.  I'm pretty proud of it.  Smiley

Smiley  Thanks for looking.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2012 04:48:16 PM »

Ha!  Love how you "hid" the Bears fabric.   Great job - I love all the pockets.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2012 07:35:51 PM »

The bag turned out really great!  I love how you were able to incorporate both of their likes.

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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012 08:06:24 AM »

Beautiful bag, What a great compromise between what they both wanted.

« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2012 01:39:18 PM »

Your workmanship is superb! Great bag for ALL their needs!
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012 01:45:45 PM »

Thanks guys.  I'm actually in the process of making two for myself.  I can't wait to have a bag that has tons of pockets just for me.  Plus it seems my kids think I need to carry all of their stuff also.  I'll post pics of the bags here when I get them all finished.  Wink

« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012 11:31:02 AM »

Hi again!  I just finished another one, for a different friend.  Its not going to be used as a diaper bag for her yet.  Maybe one day.  But a giant messenger bag.  Smiley  Here's a pic.

The inside is lined with the same print that I incorporated on the flap.  I didn't want it to be a plain green purse.  I thought it made it a little prettier.  But the pocket placements are exactly as shown on the original.

Thanks for looking.

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