Saturday, October 29, 2011

Diaper Tote

This was one of the more challenging things I've done recently.  One of those little things that can make you lose it just a bit, or maybe make ya stark raving mad (speaking from my own experience).

My family steered clear yesterday afternoon.

You see, I needed a diaper bag for the new one coming in just a bit.  I also didn't want to pay $50 -$80 for the adorable ones I was seeing on Etsy.

The following came out of my decision to make something myself.  It ended up costing me about $30 to put together.  I had to actually buy a pattern...and follow it...for the first time ever.

I now think that the $80 would have been completely worth it!

It did all turn out in the end.

A LOT of blood, sweat, and near tears later.  Just kidding, but it was a painful process!

There are four exterior pockets for bottles or anything and everything.  The interior only has a couple of pockets but that should do considering I usually just chuck everything into the center anyway.

This sucker even involved using interfacing, something I hadn't really heard of until I decided to make my own diaper bag. 

Yes, I am really good at getting myself in waaaaay over my head! 

There is absolutely NO tutorial for this bag because I can't say that it is perfect.  In fact, pretty much the opposite.;)  What matters to me is that it is done and will be functional when it's needed.

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  1. Wow, nice job!! I steer clear of anything involving actual patterns, haha. Sewing something like that would drive me nuts. At least now you have a fabulous big bag! :)

  2. That's really cute. I think it looks like it was worth it.:)

  3. That's totally cute Heather!

  4. Looks awesome! I am sure you are now the master of the diaper bag.. great job!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next!
    Hope you stop by and enter my current 500 follower giveaway @

  5. Very very cool. where did you get the pattern? i never thought of making one...

  6. Thanks for the compliments everyone! Ruth the pattern is one by Anna Maria called the Multi-Tasker Tote. I actually picked one up at a store close to me called Stitching It Up.

  7. That is nice :) - wonder if it could be used as a more little babies :(

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at

  8. I love the choice of fabrics - great job! Your newest follower, Karima

  9. I think it turned out fantastic!
    I love the fabric combo, too. That tree print is awesome. :-)

    I had a slipcover project that brought me to tears once. So, I feel your pain.


  10. That's a great bag. Love the external pockets and your fabric choice.

  11. I just found your blog on The Shabby Creek Cottage's Tranformation Thursday and I love what you did with this.It is inspiring me to go out and buy a sewing machine I've been wanting for the last 3 years!

    fyi: I'm your newest follower :)



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