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A babybag for Niki’s birthday

Added Aug 8, 2012

by joost52

Brussels, Belgium






With my friends Niki’s birthday coming up, it seemed nothing but normal that this year her gift would be related to her newborn baby (full disclosure: he is gorgeous and also happens to be my godson).
However, I still wanted it to be a gift for her (it’s her birthday after all) and after some brainstorming I decided what she needed was one of them big bags to carry all that baby stuff in and still look stylish.

I was strapped for time since I started late (I always do) but I managed to have it ready for the actual day. I used Amy Butler’s Weekend travel bag pattern, but as usual I didn’t really follow it down to the last details. I’m not very good at following rules.
The outside is a purple/pink floral design, and it’s fully lined with purple (sorry, forgot to take pictures of the inside).
A few more pictures below, the rest is in the Babybag for Niki Flickr set

Material Notes

Outside and inside cotton, light and heavy interfacing, zipper.




Garment Type


Amy Butler’s Weekend travel bag

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    Aug 15, 2012, 07.06 AMby loulourosa

    Echt schoon gemaakt, en natuurlijk een tof cadeau!

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      Aug 26, 2012, 08.51 AMby joost52

      Dankuwel :)

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    Aug 13, 2012, 09.44 AMby FEDRA

    Great gift! Practical and useful ,extraordinary combination of color and very precise work!

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      Aug 13, 2012, 09.47 AMby joost52

      blush Thanks so much :)

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    Aug 9, 2012, 09.11 PMby SachiDespic

    Beautiful!! The piping adds the subtlte but effective contrasts …love it!! Your friend is very lucky :)

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.52 AMby joost52

      Thank you, your enthusiasm is very rewarding :)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 03.13 PMby soaringviola

    Reeeealy gorgeous! Have the original pattern on my list for things I really need to sew one day – and your bag reminds me again why :-) Love it! And deepest respect for your piping, looks perfect!

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.52 AMby joost52

      Haha, I had no idea my piping commanded respect :) Thanks girl!

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      Aug 10, 2012, 03.05 PMby soaringviola

      PERFECT piping always commands respect ;-)

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    Aug 8, 2012, 09.21 AMby Debs Brinklow

    love it, the fabric is really nice too..x

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.51 AMby joost52

      Glad you like it!

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    Aug 8, 2012, 09.14 AMby Mary Athey

    Fab bag and what a lovely gift for your friend x

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      Aug 10, 2012, 12.51 AMby joost52

      Thanks Mary :)

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