The Nappy Bag Pattern

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Quick overview:

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


18" W x 10" H x 5" D (45.75cm x 25.5cm x 12cm)





  • Easy to read instructions, colour photographs, and pattern pieces
  • Nappy bag sewing pattern / diaper bag sewing pattern
  • Lots of pockets, including elasticated bottle pockets
  • Short shoulder straps and a long crossbody strap
  • Optional hooks for keys or dummies


Bag Features

This 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 Nappy Bag is packed with pockets! The large front pocket is closed with a magnetic snap sealed flap and the sewing pattern contains instructions for adding two optional hooks in this pocket, perfect for keys or keeping dummies to hand. The full-width back pocket is closed with hook and loop tape and conceals a hidden zipped pocket.

The interior of the Nappy Bag also 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.

This versatile bag is big enough to hold multiple items without the usual changing bag look. Many of the testers have also chose to make additional bags as travel/overnight bags showing just how multi-purpose this pattern is! The Nappy Bag is also an ideal gift for baby showers and expectant parents, or a great, satisfying sew to make for yourself.


Pattern Features

The Nappy Bag is classified as an advanced sewing pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers.

The Nappy Bag sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs. When you buy our PDF sewing patterns, they are immediately added to your online account. Access this through My Downloadable Products on your dashboard, or find out more about how to download and print PDF sewing patterns here: How to download and print your PDF sewing pattern.

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Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this sewing pattern?

The Nappy Bag is classified as an advanced sewing pattern. However, if you get stuck, click here to visit our Facebook group for support: Facebook Support Group for Sewing Patterns by Mrs H.


How big is the finished bag?

The Nappy Bag has finished dimensions of 18" (45.75 cm) wide, 10" (25.5 cm) tall, and 5" (12 cm) deep.


What materials do I need?

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 materials requirements below are with non-directional fabric in mind. If you wish to use a directional fabric, you may want to start with more so that you can choose where to place your pattern pieces.


  • 1 1/8yd (1m) Outer fabric
  • 1yd (0.9m) Contrast outer fabric
  • 2yd (1.75m) Lining fabric
  • 1 1/8yd (1m) Foam stabiliser
  • 3 1/4yd (3m) Medium weight interfacing


  • 35 1/2" (0.9m) Length of piping
  • 43 1/4" (1.1m) Length of elastic 1/4" (0.6cm) wide
  • 1 x 22" (56cm) #5 Zip, double or single
  • 2 x 8" (20cm) #3 Zips
  • 1 x magnetic snap
  • 2 x 1" (2.5cm) D rings
  • 2" (5cm) length of 3/42 (2cm) wide length of hook and loop tape
  • 1 x 1 1/2" (4cm) Triglide buckle
  • 2 x 1 1/2" (4cm) Swivel lobster clips


  • 6 x 3/8" (1cm) rivets

Optional keychains or dummy clips:

  • For one: 1 x 3/4" (2cm) swivel hook and 5" (12.5cm) of 3/4" (2cm) grosgrain ribbon
  • For two: 2 x 3/4" (2cm) swivel hook and 9" (22cm) of 3/4" (2cm) grosgrain ribbon


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I've found a mistake!

  • Paper Patterns
    Piece I - Zipped Pockets: The cutting out instructions in the booklet say 'Cut 2 lining' while the instructions on the pattern piece say 'Cut 2 outer'. Please cut 2 of your preferred fabric, either outer or lining.
    Tabs: Please ensure these are 3.5 inches long before cutting out

  • Directional fabric - The Nappy Bag is designed with non-directional fabric in mind. If using directional fabric, please take into consideration that you may need more than 1 metre of Outer fabric (or 1.9m if you are making the bag with just one fabric and not using a contrast fabric).

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