I hope everybody had a smooth transition into the 2012 leap year (what will we do with that extra day!), may it be a happy, creative and prosperous year for all!
A friend of mine asked me to design a diaper/nappy bag for her sister-in-law, who is expecting a baby. So I started my new year with a new bag - so far I have made a sample bag to test the pattern and I am quite happy with the result, so much that I intend to make more of these bags for the shop.
I used one of my happy printed cotton canvases by IKEA for the exterior (they are sturdy and washable) and lined it with black lightweight canvas and matching printed canvas for the pockets.
There are two larger pockets on one side of the interior for nappies, wipes, creme, etc., and a swivel hook to attach a dummy or a small toy you don't want to lose. On the opposite side there are three smaller pockets for bottles, tissues and other necessities plus a zippered pocket for valuables.
Both exterior and interior have folds for more volume so there is plenty of room for some extra baby clothes, bibs and other little things a mom might need in a hurry. All fabrics are interfaced and seams reinforced, the bag closes with a magnetic clasp and has adjustable shoulder strap.
The bag is 30 cm (12") wide on top and 35 cm (13.5") tall. I intend to make a matching foldable changing mat that fits in the bag, more pictures to follow...
And to get in the mood for coming spring season, I purchased some cherfull green and beige prints on white canvas and matching green lining - for a large tote perhaps or smaller hipster bags.
Valentine's Day is approaching as well so I better stop writing this post and start cutting out some nice little zippered pouches...
See you soon!