I've always wanted to make a diaper bag, but I never did with my last two kids, so I thought I would make one this time! I really like messenger bags, so this Simplicity pattern really appealed to me. I'm so happy with how it turned out. I don't think it's quite as orange as the picture makes it look...but it's definitely a cheery orange...I love it!
I followed most of the directions, but did change a few things about the bag. I put in a "hidden" zippered pocket behind the front flap for all of my stuff...wallet, phone, etc.
I also added a little strap with a D-ring for my keys to clip to.
And I really like my purses/bags to go across my body, so I changed the original strap to a longer adjustable strap.
There are lots of pockets too! One large pocket on the back, two elastic pockets on the sides, one zippered pocket under the flap, and more pockets inside!
I love the fabric too! It's duck cloth and I got it on sale for $3/yard...wahoo! I bought 3 yards of it. So, since I had plenty of fabric, I made a cute matching diaper/wipes clutch too! I borrowed the pattern from my friend, Tami...isn't it super cute?
With a coordinating changing pad with fun quilting on it.
And a cute wipes case, of course.
I can't wait to use all my new fun baby stuff! All I need is a baby! Do you think it's too girly since I'm having a boy? It is for me, right?