I've gotten tired of trying to remember to grab everything I need for a walk with my little one. I've also gotten tired of having to lug the diaper bag or transfer all the crap I tote about into my purse. I also found a remnant of a fun fabric that I really wanted to use right away (totally weird for me, but I had a major crush on this fabric) and a ton of coordinating bits at home, so I found a pattern and started chopping away! Here is the result:
The navy print fabric is the one of crushes. There was also the least of that one, so I had to be strategic about using it.
Here is a close up:
The ric rac separates the front pocket into two pockets. It also serves the purpose of masking a seam where I needed more length of that orange swirl fabric. I had enough... just not all in one piece of the right size. Creative sewing.
It has side pockets that I'm sure are supposed to hold baby's things, but which will likely hold a water bottle or travel mug for mama, and a pacifier fob:
And seriously, look at all that real estate! I can load groceries in this thing!
It's held onto the stroller with snaps, so it's easy to take off and wash, as I will inevitably spill coffee on it.
I used this tutorial for the bag: http://www.allfreesewing.com/Sewing-for-Baby/Free-Stroller-Bag-Pattern
Some notes on the pattern. There is an error in step 5. If you decide to do this pattern and can't figure out the error, send me a message, and I'll let you know so you can avoid the seam ripper. Also, I made the bag 15x15 instead of 18x15, as I just have a tiny umbrella stroller. It was an easy adjustment, just change all the 18 inch pieces to 15 inches. Finally, I wish I would have thought to put some batting into the straps that attach the bag to the stroller. It seems a bit flimsy, but we'll see how they hold up. The nice thing about homemade... you can just fix it if it doesn't work the first time around.