Diaper/Changing Bag

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My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their first baby in December. I am delighted to share with you the diaper bag I have made for them.

Changing Bag

I used a free pattern from Sew4Home. As usual with a bag with many pockets I found it a little intimidating, but in reality it was easy to sew.

Changing bag

The pattern was well laid out with clear instructions and photographs.

The fabric was gifted to me, my sister-in-law chose it from my stash as a fun gender neutral fabric.

Baby Change Bag

I deviated a little from the pattern, omitting some of the internal pockets, and using plain lining fabric as opposed to the recommended Pull fabric (making use of fabric stash rather than purchasing!)

Homemade Christmas present

I created  small zip bag, lined with fabric shower curtain, my thoughts were of explosive nappies and carrying home rather dirty baby clothes!

I hope you have had an equally productive and creative week, I have to admit to feeling rather chuffed that I have finished my first homemade Christmas present!

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32 Comments

    • Amylouise5
      October 26, 2014 / 3:56 pm

      Thank you:) The choice of fabric can make such a difference – really blessed to be given such lovely fabric:)

    • Amylouise5
      October 26, 2014 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you, I hope so! I was fortunate, it only cost me time, and to think about the price of changing bags…!

  1. Blue forest jewellery
    October 26, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    That’s lovely and such a thoughtful gift.

    Have a great crafty week, Alison x

  2. October 26, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    What a lovely change bag. I’m sure they will get loads of use from it. I can remember finding a change bag invaluable.
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  3. October 26, 2014 / 11:44 pm

    Great fabric, so modern and yet classic too. I love the neatness of your work, it makes the finished bag look beautifully put together.
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  4. Marcia
    October 27, 2014 / 12:46 pm

    Lovely!
    Made with love always makes a project special.
    And most likely sturdier than a purchased one.

  5. October 27, 2014 / 8:36 pm

    Oh wow what a gorgeous bag! And the zippy bag will be so useful- I’ve got similar bags in my nappy bags for containing explosions!

  6. October 27, 2014 / 9:54 pm

    That looks like a challenging make to me but it’s turned out beautifully and I’m sure will be extremely useful with all those different pockets. I love the fabric too x

    • Amylouise5
      November 1, 2014 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks Stephanie:)

  7. October 28, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    What a fabulous bag, it makes such a difference having a nice bag to carry around with a baby, I’m sure they’re going to love your gift.
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  8. October 29, 2014 / 2:57 pm

    Oh you are good! I make preserves for Christmas so I’m already half through making presents for Christmas.I’m impressed how you’ve thought about making gifts too, so much nicer than buying them.
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    • Amylouise5
      November 1, 2014 / 10:19 pm

      Preserves are great aren’t they? Perfect for school teachers, those occasionally surprise gifts you have to come up with now and then…. thats if we don’t eat them all first!!

  9. October 31, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    Mine guys are all grown up now, but I surely do remember those explosive days, heehee! You did a fabulous job on that your bags – the new mom and dad will be very happy with their gifts 🙂

    • Amylouise5
      November 1, 2014 / 10:17 pm

      We have been nappy free for at least a year, but I too have a clear memory of those early day nappies!

  10. November 1, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Wow, so so perfect this bag!! I’m pinning it straight away!
    And this is your first finished Christmas Present, crazy!! I hope I could be so organised like you! I’m sure I’ll do everything in the last moment!!
    Hugs from Spain!
    Ingrid
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  11. Amylouise5
    November 1, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    Thanks so much for taking the time to comment and pin:) Enjoy your Christmas sewing:)

  12. November 13, 2014 / 4:23 am

    Hi Vicky
    I have just started sewing and I found your blog through the Threading My way linky party.

    What a beautiful gift! The fabric is wonderful, so bright and cheery. I love the idea of the small zipped bag, very practical.

    Michelle :o)
    http://stitchunpickrepeat.blogspot.com.au/

    • Amylouise5
      November 13, 2014 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you Michelle:)

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