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Topic: BarbaBeau Baby Bag from a 'noob'  (Read 1625 times)
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« on: January 21, 2007 05:55:58 PM »

I'm finally done with my 3-day project! My oldest friend in Sweden is about 20 weeks pregnant. Since I'm going to Sweden to visit, I wanted to give her the baby pressies early instead of shipping them later on. She has always been a Barba Papa fan and her favourite is Barba Beau. So I searched high and low for some suitable fabric. Nowhere to be found. Then another friend, in Sweden, googled it in Swedish for me and found a store in Sweden who carries barba fabric. So I ordered a meter, which cost me a whooping $40 with shipping and all!! I used a commercial pattern but changed a lot. Mainly the front flap and some other pockets. I even added a free handed Barba Beau on the front. Also added a vinyl-topped changing pad, not included in the pattern. My machine and I both sweated! It was sooo thick with the corduroy and fusible fleece! Poked myself several times, trying to pin " of fabrics together. But, I am beyond happy with how it came out! I will fill it with all kinds of baby stuff in Sweden before I give it to her.

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Inner pockets: (also interfaced the lining, which it didnt call for, but I wanted more stbility)

Back wasn't supposed to have pocket but I had already done the applique, so that's where the pocket ended up. This shows the color of the corduroy better too.

Changing pad with corduroy, bottom layer of batting, Barba cotton then vinyl, bound with bias tape.

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007 06:02:09 PM »

that is the cutest thing i have ever seen!

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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007 07:12:58 PM »

That bag is amazing! I love Barba Papa! I had no idea they made fabrics like that. I'm sure your friend will love it, she's a lucky girl. Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007 07:32:09 PM »

Les Barbapapa are awesome! That little fuzzy Barbabeau on the front is so cute. But I can't believe one metre of fabric ends up costing so much!

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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007 06:45:41 AM »

That's so awesome! I have a thing for Barba beau too... I bet she'll appreciate all the trouble you've gone through finding the fabric (it's damn expensive for a meter...) and making the bag.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007 06:48:43 AM »

I'm not familiar with the character, but I think that is a darn awesome bag!  How sweet of you to go to all of that trouble to make the diaper bag so unique and special for her.  I think you did a fabulous job on the changing pad and the corduroy is a perfect match for the bag.  Nice work!

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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007 08:16:19 AM »

now that brings back memories! How sweet of you to do that for her

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007 08:23:25 AM »

That is by far one of the cutest things I have ever seen!!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007 04:53:24 PM »

Do you happen to still have the name of the website that you got the fabric from?  I LOVED Barbapapas... still do!  Wink

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2007 06:10:15 PM »

that bag almost makes me want to have another baby!  i wasn't crafty at all when mine were the diaper bag/changing pad age. i just shove stuff in my purse for them now. great job!!


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