Being long distance on this one I decided to make a baby gift. And being a practical sort of person I decided they most needed a diaper bag with many pockets and a changing pad thingy.
I found just the patterns I was looking for at Peekaboo, a nice company that does a good job with cool family patterns and accessories.
Here are the patterns I used:
Both patterns were very easy to sew- the diaper changing clutch is one you can file away in the Insta Gift folder.
I used a denim for the exterior fabric and some laminated cotton for the inside. I interfaced all external pieces with a fusible woven and then added a fusible fleece on top of that for support, and in the case of the clutch, so the baby wouldn't be laying right on a hard surface.
I definitely have to make up a few of these clutches to have around for emergency showers or surprise babies.
It was fun to sew something different!
|Inside view of the bag, various open pockets, a key fob, a zippered pocket, and a magnetic closure|
|The set and although they are made of the exact same fabric they seem to look like they are not here. Interesting.|
|The clutch opened up with a pocket for diapers and wipes. I would probably turn this around if I was changing someone and lay their head on the pocket.|
|The clutch closed - even if you don't get involved in the whole diaper bag thing this clutch alone is pretty handy.|
|Side view of the bag showing one outside pocket and how the interfacing combo holds the whole thing up.|
|The other side with a different pocket, note all pocket tops are piped for support.|