You might have guessed my next pattern would be a nappy bag/diaper bag/changing bag pattern due to my current 'predicament' and you wouldn't be wrong!
This is by far the most involved pattern I've written with a grand total of 10 pockets! It comes with shoulder handles, a detachable long cross body (or slinging over shoulder) strap. The outside has two full width pockets, one with a flap and up to two keychains/dummy holders, one with a hidden zipped pocket. It has an elastic side pocket on each end (ideal for water bottles/milk bottles). Inside boasts 4 elasticated slip pockets, one zipped pocket and two elasticated bottle holders. Phew, I'm tired just thinking about it!
Here are a few more photos to whet your appetite!
|Front pocket with flap fastened by magnetic snap.|
|Full width back pocket fastened with hook & loop tape, hiding a zipped pocket|
|Elasticated side pockets & detachable shoulder strap|
|I used a double zip, fortunately we all know how to make them now thanks to Dee's guest post!|
|I used some gorgeous bag bling from Emmaline Bags|
|Back pocket with hidden zipped pocket, fastened with hook & loop tape|
|Interior with 4 large elasticated slip pockets, 1 zipped pocket and 2 elasticated bottle holders|
The pattern calls for either medium weight interfacing AND fusible fleece on the outer layers or Soft & Stable on the outer layers. Whichever you choose it also calls for medium weight interfacing on all of the lining pieces. I use Vilene F220 for my medium weight interfacing and I believe Pellon SF 101 is comparable.
I used Amy Butler home decor fabric Trumpet Flowers in pink and co-ordinated it with Robert Kaufman Kona Solids Melon.
I would follow the fabric recommendations on the pattern though and NOT use home decor fabric, no matter how nice it is, you'll save yourself a lot of headaches when trying to fit all the layers through your machine at the end! Quilting cotton is definitely better!
|The Nappy bag pattern|
This pattern is definitely not a quick sew, but you will be so impressed with the results that you have achieved I don't think you'll mind. The full copy is 28 pages long with 96 steps and when you purchase you will also be able to download the text only copy which is 11 pages long to save you ink.
My testers have reported sewing times of between 4 - 8 hours depending on confidence level and number of smaller 'helpers' hanging around so don't be put off by the 'advanced' classification, the pattern walks you through everything clearly and has a couple of links to extra tutorials such as fitting the bag bling and zipped pockets.
If you want to purchase The Nappy Bag pattern on my Etsy Store please feel free to use the code ATHOMEWITHMRSH10 for a 10% discount on your purchase of pattern/s & or hardware.