Thursday, January 13, 2011

Fun Diaper Bag

My sister-in-law, Lynne is super cool. Actually, all of my sister-in-laws are super cool, I am lucky in that department. Well, Lynne and my brother are expecting their first child, a boy, Jack. My two sisters, mom and I are hosting a baby shower for her this Sunday. Only, it isn't your typical baby shower, it will be a couple's shower. The guys will play cards in the man cave and the gals will laugh and have fun upstairs. The idea is to give Lynne something personal, not necessarily baby. I live in Vegas, and the shower is taking place in Indiana and I am not going to be able to go back. So, I need to get an overnight package in the mail tomorrow! I love to sew, and bags are what I enjoy sewing the most. So, I decided to make a fun diaper bag. Not a bag with tons of pockets or gizmo's...a bag that she can just throw a couple of necessities in to run a couple of errands, and still look cute!

I started out with this satin fabric with rosettes on it....
Look how cute the little rosettes are! I love it! 
Here is a better look. The fabric is a satin heather grey - super cute!
For the lining, I love to use fun fabrics. Something that when you open the bag, will make you smile! Lynne is a super high up PR Executive with Michelin Tires...so the pencil skirts and stiletto heals totally match her style. 
For the outside of the bag I wanted to make a larger rosette to put on the bag. So I took extra fabric, ran a basting stitch on one of the long sides and pulled the threads to gather the fabric into a circle. 
Once all the fabric was gathered, I used a zig-zag stitch to hold the center of the flower together - super fast, super easy, but big impact! 
Well, the center of the flower needed a button with bling. I was unsure of what color to use, and I have several containers of buttons to pick from. 
What color button should I use? 
Black? 
Red? 
Bronze? 
Blue?
Well, I went with my first choice! I picked the black button. The button actually has a bit of bling on it! 
Here is the bag finished. I just love it. Heather grey is my favorite color, and I might just have a hard time getting this into the mail tomorrow! 
So, whatcha think...did I pick the right color? 
The lining is super fun! 
The bag falls perfect across the chest onto the opposite hip of the "baby hip". I hope Lynne loves her bag!
P.S. I am really hoping that Lynne is working really hard at the Detroit Auto Show this week and isn't checking my blog! ;)


6 comments:

  1. Visiting from Life As Lori, this bag is fabulous. I couldnt use it a diaper bag, but it would be a perfect tote/ purse as well. It's gorgeous!

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  2. I LOVE this bag! You do some amazing work! I just received your email and emailed you back.

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  3. This is so pretty! I really enjoyed this tote tutorial!

    Come link it over at

    www.tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com

    I am also having a giveaway for ITHINKSEW.COM!

    http://tootsiewootsieboutique.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-think-sew-15-giveaway.html

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  4. Thanks for linking up to Fantastic Friday. I love this bag, I don't know if it is the fabric - where did you get it - or what, but I really want to make one of these for me.

    I am featuring you tomorrow, so stop by and pick up your 'featured' button.

    Thanks again, and I cannot wait to see what you link up this week!

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  5. Love this bag!! At first I thought it was a smaller bag, then I saw the last picture!! So cute! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Where can I buy this fabric love it please email me at diamondgoddess34@aol.com

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