Monday, January 19, 2009

handmade, for my friend

a diaper bag for my friend who is expecting her first baby, a boy, very soon.


this is the pleated beauty handbag from bend the rules sewing with tons of extra pockets to accommodate itty, bitty baby stuff.


i also included some flannel burp cloths and a matchy, matchy roll up changing pad.


so how do i like this pattern? quite a lot actually. however the next time i sew this bag i will leave the hole for turning in the top, right between the straps so i can catch it while top stitching. mostly because i find it easier and also because of this- i finished the sewing, took some pictures, packed it up with goodies and added a gift tag. done! as i lay in bed that night waiting for sleep to come it suddenly occured to me that i had never sewn the hole closed in the lining seam of this bag! ah, thank goodness i had time to fix it the next morning! and a very special thanks goes out to my busy bedtime brain for taking my thoughts back to that bag lining. without you i'd be lost!

6 comments:

kraftykash said...

this turned out great! I think you did a super job. There is othing better than a "trendy looking" diaper bag. I hate the ones that have baby stuff all over them.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

great looking bag erika! and thanks for the compliments on the quilt, i'm sorta glad that it's done and i can just enjoy the pictures now!

~Billie~ said...

Wow! That looks great! Your friend is going to love it.

Michelle said...

That bag is awesome! Perfect for going out on the town with her new baby boy! :0)

Laurie~Let's Knit It said...

That bag is super cute, I am sure she loved it. I love the colors.

Barbara Myltschenko said...

Hey Erika! Giveway on my blog, just thought I would let you know.