Diaper/Changing Bag

October 26, 2014

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 responses to “Diaper/Changing Bag”

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous, well done! I really like the zippy bag too, essential, I agree!
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  2. You’re amazing – this looks absolutely fantastic – well done you. I bet your Brother and S-I-L will be thrilled!
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  3. You did a beautiful job on this for your brother and sis-in-law. Love the fabric.
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  4. Louisa says:

    The changing bag looks great. Using a shower curtain as lining was inspired! #handmademonday
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  5. Suze Bain says:

    What a fab bag, it looks so professional! Xx
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  6. Blue forest jewellery says:

    That’s lovely and such a thoughtful gift.

    Have a great crafty week, Alison x

  7. What a wonderful gift to welcome a new member of the family, the fabrics are gorgeous and, as always, the finish is fantastic 🙂 x
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  8. It looks a very well made bag and the fabric choice is great for either baby girl or boy and for the mum!
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  9. Ginny says:

    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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  10. Wow that is beautful, I am sure they will be thrilled with their great Christmas present. Mich x
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  11. Julie says:

    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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  12. Marcia says:

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

  13. Carie says:

    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!

  14. Carie says:

    Oh that looks fabulous, I’m sure they’ll love it!
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  15. Jill says:

    Lovely bag and great fabric Vicky!
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    Hope you have a fabulous week!
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  16. 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

  17. Lucy Blossom says:

    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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  18. Christie says:

    Great bag! I love all the pockets & fabrics 🙂
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  19. Aly says:

    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 says:

      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!!

  20. Sandra :) says:

    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 🙂

  21. kukafera says:

    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!
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  22. Amylouise5 says:

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

  23. Looks fabulous, Vicky!!! The zippered pouch is an great addition and sure to be used often. I’m sure the soon to be parents will love the new bag.
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  24. Michelle says:

    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)

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