Diaper Bag for my sister-in-law

Added Dec 29, 2010

by erdronen

Cincinnati, Ohio...

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Description

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

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Material
Cotton

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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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