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.
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.
There 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??? 😉