Thursday, March 13, 2008

If I Must Say So Myself

Well, this is the diaper bag I made for my good friend Becky, who is due with her second little boy in about a month. She wanted some specific things, like a zipper, an adjustable strap, bottle pockets, etc. and I was going to try and adapt one of my own designs to fit the bill. Then, I just happened upon a McCall's pattern, that just happened to be on sale that day at Hobby Lobby for $.99!!! She had bought the brown canvas, the polka-dot lining and the ribbons and I added the orange corduroy and the strap stuff (whatever it's called, I don't know.) My own purse had to make a small sacrifice for the metal piece on the adjustable strap, but I think it was worth it. Anyway, I have to say, I think this is probably the coolest thing I've made from a commercial pattern in a long time (although some of the embellishing ideas were my own.) I was afraid it would look really homemade, but I am happy to say it does not. It has fleece sandwiches in between the layers and to make this pattern even cooler, you can see in the last pic that it includes a changing pad that attaches to the front with Vel-cro and folds down to use. It also comes off completely. (I tried to use the leftover lining fabric for aphoto backdrop, but didn't quite have enough for that last picture. I try to take good pics, but alas, a girl can only do so much!) So, now that I've raved about this pattern, it is McCall's #4403, if anyone is interested. The baby shower is on Sunday, so I'll let ya know how she likes it.


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you're going to participate in the inspiration challenge. Your friend is going to love her diaper bag. You did a great job! I made one diaper bag, and it came out great but it was A LOT of work!

  2. Good job, Pookie! You're amazing.
    Love you,

  3. Seriously? You are absolutely amazazing!!!!!! She is absolutely going to LOVE it! There aren't enough words to describe the gift that God has given you.

  4. That bag is FABULOUS!! Great hip colors and I love the ribbon on the side pocket. But that changing pad is amazing (with ricrac trim to boot!). You should spend all week patting yourself on the back.