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Topic: another weekend...another weekender bag. brown/orange diaper bag. (image heavy)  (Read 8257 times)
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« on: March 15, 2008 05:49:57 PM »

okay, i know there have been a handful of these shown on craftster, but i'm so proud...how can i not share!? this bag was so easy up until the end when i was putting together all the layers..ugh! thankfully i used a foot i had that is really handy for thick leathers and denim. it seemed to do the trick.

i didn't know what fabric to use for the interior, but since it was going to be used as my diaper bag, i ended up using the fabric i used on the crib bumper... https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=228416.msg2478947#msg2478947

anyway, here's my new diaper bag!

pieced and quilted exterior pocket. this probably was the most time consuming part, but i really loved the outcome.

front and back

attaching the interior

now on to the exterior

all finished!! the piping made it so hard to assemble at the end. i didn't stay with all one fabric pattern because i think the houndstooth would have been a tad much. i'm happy with the log cabin part of the bag. Smiley

i made elastic side pockets instead of the regular flat ones that were called out in the pattern.

top view. i also lengthened the handles so i could carry it easily over my shoulder

interior view. the pattern calls for no pockets inside, but i added a smaller pocket at the top for keys and little items and elastic pockets on either side of the bag at the bottom in orange for diapers and baby things. Smiley

oh..and last, but not least...here's my stroller. the orange color of the stroller obviously inspired the color of the bag as well. no baby just yet, so my little wheaten terrier is testing it out for us in this photo. Smiley

i know it's image heavy..sorry bout that! i can't wait to use it. i'm just so relieved that it's done so now i can start on my next project!! Smiley

anyway, thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008 05:59:51 PM »

Wow! That is awesome! It's so hip and chic, very well done! I love the pattern of the quilting blocks.

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2008 06:02:39 PM »

Be very proud of your bag -- it's beatiful!! I love the fabric mix of the quilting and the houndstooth. You'll have so much more use even after needing it as a diaper bag. I love the elasticized pockets; I think they are much more useful that way.

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2008 06:06:35 PM »

AMAZING bag, you can be soo proud of that, the fabric is adorable, and they blend so WELL:D what pattern did u use?

« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2008 06:11:50 PM »

expressmail: thank you! i had a lot of fun with the quilting blocks...but i was definitely done after 6 of them. a friend convinced me to just do a solid brown on the back side because no one would notice anyway. glad i did that!

crafting in my cave: thanks! i agree i think i'll be able to use it long after the baby doesn't need stuff hauled around. it's definitely a little more gender neutral and not so "baby"-ish.

sewing-girl: i used amy butler's weekender bag. you can just do a search for her name and i'm SURE it will come up. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2008 06:12:53 PM »

That is ONE great bag.  When I clicked on it on the main page, I was like, what an awesome quilt this one is gonna be.  TURNS OUT EVEN BETTER AS A BAG!!  Way to go Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2008 06:16:57 PM »

wow, this is gorgeous!  at first i thought it was a quilt and i was already impressed haha.  the seams look perfect; whomever is carrying that will certainly look classy Smiley


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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008 06:25:23 PM »

I love the fabric combination! And I love this purse! It's really amazing.

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2008 06:36:37 PM »

This is freaky awesome, I was just thinking of quilting this brown and orange plaid fabric I have and using it as a bag and you've inspired me! I love this, it's pretty much the coolest thing ever and I am totally wisting it.

Great craftsmanship and I can't wait to see what the next one looks like!

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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2008 06:44:34 PM »

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