3.23.2010

Who has a diaper bag they love?

Me!! And I made it myself! I'm pretty ridiculously proud of it, sorry. :)


The exterior is corduroy, for two reasons. One, I love corduroy, and two, it's so durable! You're supposed to use a home decor weight fabric of some sort, but most of those are dry clean only, which just doesn't scream diaper bag, to me. So thus, the washer and dryer friendly corduroy. :)

It has an outside pocket for papers and such,



an inside pocket divided into three sections, meant to carry three sippy cups or bottles, or other snacks,



and an inside pocket for my keys, phone, wallet, and whatever else.


I've been wanting a bigger and nicer diaper bag for a while now, but just couldn't find anything I loved, and everything was so expensive! So, I finally got up the nerve to make one myself. I got inspiration from this tutorial, and this tutorial, but ended up making it how I wanted it. I still need to sew on another piece of velcro, but because I broke my sewing machine needle (first time for everything, right?), it will have to wait. But I am excited, and I love it. And, it cost me less than $20! (and one sewing machine needle...) Pretty great. :)

12 comments:

Amanda said...

That is SO adorable! I love it! I cannot believe you just went ahead and made it! Well, I can believe it, actually =). Anyway, way to go!

Jess said...

It looks awesome! I love it when you can make something cute that fits your needs better than something store bought - so fun!

BECKY said...

Wow! GREAT job! Now I've got to decide if I should make my own.... another project!

*Aliese* said...

I love it! It turned out fabulous. :)

Mandi said...

VERY cute! Great job! I may even have to try making one of those...as soon as I finish hemming the curtains, the canopy, and making the mobile...:) (Do I sound like I'm 5 months pregnant and firmly in the nesting phase, lol?)

Thanks for the links to the tutorials.

gilian said...

I can confirm to all that it is extremely functional and totally adorable.

And it has style. Your own style.

:)

Phairforce said...

Very cool Jessie! You are so amazing!

Jami and James said...

I love the colors and the corduroy. Good work!

Catherine Hess said...

SO cute! I love the material. you are truly one of the most amazing women I know. Maybe one day when I grow up I'll be as cool as you :)

The Kilger Family said...

I am really jealous of your mad crafting skills. Maybe one day I will have time to learn how to do all these things that you do. Maybe you can help me with that. :)

Cory & Kimmy said...

am I not a fellow blogger you like?

Jamie said...

That is so cute! I love it! I can't ever kind a diaper bag I like. I seriously have 4 diaper bags, cause I am never satisfied. The one I use now I really like the features. But its boring black.