February 9, 2010

Version 3.0 Diaper Bag

Saturday I completed yet another Diaper Bag. My husband commented on it being Version 3.0. I gawked back and said, "You know, it actually is!" to which he replied: "I know, I keep track of your craftiness you know!" How sweet is that. He knows the number of times I've altered and created the same pattern. This bag, now Version 3.0 is a favorite.

The Pattern: Simplicity 2750 BAGS View B

The Versions (and Lessons Learned):
1. I made the pattern as is on the outside but added pockets on both sides on the inside. The pockets went all the way to the bottom. They were too shallow and for this style bag you have to remember that the bottom seam is too low for a pocket to go. I am constantly digging for my things because the bottom of the pocket is really the bottom of the bag!
2. I extended the band across the top and joined the sides and the middle. Then I only did pockets on one side on the inside of the bag. The pockets were raised up. It worked, but it wasn't enough pockets. (At least for me.)
3. This time I opened up the front of the bag to make 3 large pockets on the outside and several on the opposite side on the inside of the bag. The outside pockets all fit bottles and the inside ones are a good size too. All of them do not go the depth of the bag to prevent losing things at the very bottom of them. Lastly, I added a Posy Pin like the one my Sister-in-law made me for a little extra touch.

I think I'm finally finished and have transformed this simple pattern into an ideal diaper bag. Of course, it is on the smaller side for a Mom of 2 kids in diapers. I'm going to work on a larger version so it will fit more. Version 3.1 up next!

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One Southern Mama said...

I am in love with your bag!!!! The fabric is gorgeous and all those pockets make me swoon!!! I have a sewing machine, though I've never used it! Do you have a tutorial for this 3.0 version? I want to try to make it as a purse! And the flower pin is just adorable!!!!!
P.S. I am now following your blog. I love it!!!!!!

Wendy said...

That is so so cute!

Jamee said...

love it- very stylish!! was it difficult?

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What an adorable bag! Love the fabric and style. Great job :)

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

How cool that you improved their pattern. Not only is yours more functional, but I think it is WAY cuter! Thanks for linking up. :)

Susie and Cody said...

Can I just say THANK YOU for this bag!? About a month ago when I was very first discovering craft and decor blogs I happened upon your site and this bag! Recently I tried google searching to find it again and I couldn't find it. I also couldn't find one as cute as this one. Luckily I looked through my favorites again and found it :)

Susie and Cody said...

Do you think you could post a tutorial on how you changed the pattern to make it the bag it is now?

Suzanne said...

Really cute bag. Love the fabric and the pattern!

Kim said...

Seriously adorable! I agree with the others, that fabric is gorgeous. Love all the pockets. Look forward to seeing 3.1 :)