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The Nappy Bag PDF Pattern

The Nappy Bag PDF Pattern

Quick Overview

The Nappy Bag is specially designed to be practical, yet stylish. Ideal for mums who want to look good whilst toting the supplies needed to cope with a little one!



W 18" x H 10" x D 5"

W 45.75cm x H 25.5cm x D 12cm






  • 28-page downloadable PDF Sewing Pattern
  • Text-only file included
  • Nappy/Diaper Bag Pattern
  • Finished dimensions of 18" x 10" x 5" (45.75cm x 25.5cm x 12cm)
  • Large front pocket, full width back pocket, concealed zipped pocket, 4 elasticated slip pockets and 2 elasticated bottle holders
  • Two shot shoulder straps and one detachable long strap
  • 2 optional hooks for keys or dummies



With finished dimensions of 18" (45.75 cm) wide, 10" (25.5 cm) tall, and 5" (12 cm) deep, this versatile bag is big enough to hold multiple items without the usual changing bag look. Many of the testers have also chosen to make additional bags as travel/overnight bags showing just how multi-purpose this pattern is!


Bag Features

This eminently practical Nappy Bag has two short shoulder straps and one detachable long strap which can be used cross body or as a shoulder strap. Ideal for grabbing and going in a hurry! The large front pocket is closed with a magnetic snap sealed flap and contains up to two optional hooks, perfect for keys or keeping dummies to hand. The full width back pocket is closed with hook & loop tape and conceals a hidden zipped pocket.


The interior of the Nappy Bag boasts an impressive array of pockets including a zipped pocket for personal items, 4 elasticated slip pockets and 2 elasticated bottle holders. Add these to the outer pockets and the elasticated outer side pockets, and you'll be able to fit enough in for even the most awkward nappy/diaper changes.


The Nappy Bag can be stabilised with either fusible fleece or Soft & Stable depending on how sturdy you wish it to be. For extra strength, you can choose to add optional rivets to the bag.


The Nappy Bag PDF Sewing Pattern is an ideal gift for baby showers and new mums, or a great, satisfying sew to make for yourself.  


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Pattern Features

This PDF pattern for the Nappy Bag (Diaper Bag) features 28 pages of comprehensive instructions and colour photographs, including instructions for a unique lining insertion method, achieved without hand stitching and with no need to bind the inside seams. It is classified as an advanced pattern and may be tricky for beginners.


The Nappy Bag pattern is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers. There are two files for download, the full colour photo pattern, and the text only version for those wishing to save ink on printing.


Etsy Reviews 

Candejo: "If I could give this pattern 10 stars I would! Very well written, great photos, and just the most beautiful finished bag when done... It just looks so high end" 


cindy902: "Clear, easy to follow pattern and beautiful bag as a result! Would definitely recommend this pattern."

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