A diaper bag for the grand-nephew

I seem to be procrastinating more and more, so this diaper bag is a little late.  The little bundle of love was born a few weeks ago, so I am sure they already have a diaper bag.  Now they get another!  It’s not like you aren’t going to use them when you have kids.

I am posting this here before they get it, since I am pretty sure she doesn’t read my blog.  If my niece does, well, hope you like it! 😀

I got this digital camo canvas a year or so ago, and thought this would be perfect for them.  Dad is Army…however, I noticed on the camo as I was making it a small, faded USN insignia.  Ooops!  Oh well, hope they don’t mind that it is Navy camo. 😉  Armed Forces unite!

I have made diaper bags in the past, just not one so detailed.  I also have never before used iron-on vinyl/laminate.  That stuff is cool!  Worked so easy to put it on and now they can just wipe out the interior of the bag.  I also laminated the bottom panel on the outside, too, since that is likely to get fairly dirty when it is placed on the ground/floor.

20150401-DSC_0019I did some edging in leather scraps.

It’s also got lots of pockets.  Pockets are very important for diaper bags.  There is a big slip pocket on the outside of the bag where you could put a tablet or coloring books.

20150401-DSC_0015The side pockets will fit water bottles and full size wipes packages.

20150401-DSC_0017I added some insulated pockets with Insul Bright on the inside for bottles.  The front has two cargo pockets that close with snaps.

20150401-DSC_0018There is a shoulder strap out of a thick webbing that has some rubber lines running on either side.  It was such luck to find this at Mill End Textiles before it closed.  It is great for a “no-slip” shoulder strap.


I cut the bag pieces:

  • Main body – 12.5″ x 15″
  • Sides – 6″ x 12.5″
  • Side pockets – 10″ x 8″
  • Bottom – 6″ x 15″
  • Flap – 10″ x 15″
  • Back slip pocket – 10″ x 15″

Now, somehow, I need to get something made for my Mom by this weekend for her birthday next week.  Gee…wonder what I will make??? 😉