I found this pattern pack from Spotlight and love that it comes with so many pattern pieces for 7 items! Yes, 7 - 2 designs diaper bag, baby bib, tummy pillow, burp cloth, changing pad, diaper wipes bag and pacifier clip. Wow! My sister in law is going to have twin babies come May and I thought a diaper bag will be nice for her.
I bought the floral fabric sometime ago from Spotlight and made a lunch bag from it but the rest of the fabric was sitting in my drawer waiting for another project. I finally found a baby pink polka dot fabric that match nicely with my floral print.
|back view with back pocket|
I took some time to plan the construction as I use 2 fabric instead of 1 so need to be sure where each fabric goes. With the interfacing pieces, it can get confusing. But I love how it turn out!
The inside of the bag has 4 big elasticized pockets to carry all the necessities for the baby. I just love the beautiful floral print at the base!
The interfacing that I've used are medium weight but I feel that the bag is still too soft and didn't stand up well. I've followed all the steps in the pattern and it was really simple. Instruction is well written and clear. Minor adjustment made was I cut the fabric to be 1" shorter as the original design was too big. I also added batting to the strap as I thought it would be more comfortable on the shoulder.
I love the elasticized side pockets that is big enough to contain the water bottles and milk bottles. I used the inner fabric for the elastic casing so that it has a contrasting effect. Just need to cut the side pocket piece to be 1" smaller and add in the contrasting strip to be 2" and sew them before you attach the side pocket.
Another view of the side pocket with the big back pocket.
The bag view of the bag with strap.