This is the Extra Large Diaper Bag. Of course, those who have any version of this bag call it "The Maggie Bag". Which I find sweet and slightly hilarious at the same time. (The hilarity stems from childhood name calling experiences.)
When I had my second son it seemed that Version 3.0 was never quite BIG enough. Especially in the winter time when you have the several layers of clothes to stash in the bag. So I designed a larger version. I have to confess, there are days I think it's actually too big.
So what is different about this version?
1. It's taller. This gives the pockets just a little extra depth that I love. Check out the outer pockets! That black bottle is one of my favorite water bottles ever!
Of course, my favorite part about the outer pockets is that the seams are hidden, making the pockets hidden so when they aren't stuffed it doesn't distract from the design.
2. It's wider. Can we say more room?!
3. It has a wide bottom. This is my favorite part. I feel like it stabilizes the bag. It means the deep pockets can be full and there's still plenty of room in the bag!
After making and using a few bags of my own, one of the things that drove me bonkers were the handles rolling and wrinkling. It made me feel like I needed to iron my bag after each use. Not something a Mom needs to do. I soon learned that the key is to quilt the handle. I use Fusible Fleece instead of quilt batting. It's just a personal preference.
This one I made for a dear friend. She claims to have not used it yet as she's waiting until the baby comes. Seeing as the baby is due in December, I felt like a nice grey corduroy would give it a winter feel and keep it a little more chic. Of course, pink for the baby girl!