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Diaper Bag for my sister-in-law

Added Dec 29, 2010

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...






A “shower gift”/ Christmas gift for my sister-in-law. Features 7 inner slip pockets, 1 large zip pocket, key clip.

This took lots of effort! I made the pattern up myself, originally wanting pleats only at the top. This was difficult mostly because I wanted the bag to be very sturdy (it is a diaper bag after all). I decided just to do the pleats all the way down after giving up on the pattern!

I used a layer of heavy weight interfacing (not fusible) on each of the body pieces (inside and out), then a layer of fusible fleece between. The base is instead 2 layers of that really sturdy home dec interfacing (too much for the sides, believe me I tried…). This took lots of time to get right, and I’m not perfectly happy with the result, but I think it turned out pretty well. I would definitely do some things different next time. I wouldn’t make the shape quite so triangular (this caused a few problems), although it works well for a diaper bag without a zip top.

Material Notes

Amy Butler Midwest Modern cotton, heavy weight interfacing, home decor interfacing, fusible fleece, zipper, key hook




Garment Type

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    Jan 2, 2011, 04.17 PMby dnmcbride

    Very classy looking diaper bag, love it. Maybe I’ll try something like this for my sister-in-law who is expecting, thanks for sharing :)

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    Jan 2, 2011, 12.53 AMby nessys

    You have done such a fantastic job of this bag Darl – I’ve tried making bags myself and I know how tricky they can be re interfacing etc!! This looks like perfection to me!

    I really love the contrasting fabric inside of the bag – not only does it look pretty – it would be handy to clearly see all the different compartments in the bag when you are trying to find something in a hurry.

    Your s-i-l will just love it! xx

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    Dec 31, 2010, 04.18 AMby kjbuff

    A great bag! I was going to design a diaper bag for my sister, but don’t have the time. Instead, I’m turning to Ms. Butler for a pattern!

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    Dec 30, 2010, 05.29 AMby cantare

    This is a beautiful bag! It’s very well made and I know so many ladies who would love to use it.

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    Dec 29, 2010, 10.18 PMby milkshake80

    Wow…that is such a stylish diaper bag. I have been wanting to make a diaper bag pattern for a long time. Good Job!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 04.51 PMby bussey

    Fancy how much work to cope with really sturdy stuff in such a nice triangular shape… but the result is so good!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 02.52 PMby seedling

    Absolutely love it! I’ve been pondering a diaper bag for a friend and love what you’ve done here!!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 09.04 AMby zaarissima

    wonderful!!! – I love bags!

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    Dec 29, 2010, 07.16 AMby loyl8

    very adorable….is it an amy butler pattern?

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      Dec 29, 2010, 12.44 PMby erdronen

      thank you! no, it’s my own not quite perfect pattern that took tons of adjusting!

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