I've been holding out writing a post about the diaper bag that I finished for my sister-in-law, because I was hoping to do a double post with hers and mine. Unfortunately, mine currently looks like this:
Nuts. I managed to cut it out sometime after my gal's birth, but it's been sitting in a pile in my craft room ever since. Oh well.
As for the finished product, I sent that out in February, for her shower, filled with goodies...you can't give a bag without putting something in it. I think it's bad luck. Or not.Butterick B5005. I had the same problem this time around: the zip would not install properly. Ugh. I ended up taking it out and installing it a different way, resulting in this pucker:
Stinker. But after I made this and screwed it up for the second time, I found this girl who had installed it properly. After a little blogger-to-blogger convo, I think I may be able to put it in the right way next time. She called the zipper a breeze to put in, while I think it's more of a gale. We'll see.
Otherwise, I modified two things. First, I installed a magnetic snap instead of the velcro. I like it better and will be doing the same for my bag.
Next, I changed up the fabric for the inside pockets. The directions tell you to use the lining fabric for both the lining and the inside pockets. Since I lined it with black, I wanted to break up that abyss:
As for the contents, I just filled it with some things I'd found for their little baby: Nintendo Teether from Etsy, Pride and Prejudice board book (purchased locally, of course), a fun Mr. Potato Head onesie (found at a craft show, but I can't remember the seller -- sorry!), and some Pooh-related items.
I also made some burp cloths and matching bibs:
And my latest discovery is this PUL fabric that is supposed to be waterproof (has not worked well enough with my one homemade diaper, though), but I found some orange PUL and made a matching changing mat:
PS...I wrote this post while nursing and then with a sleeping babe on my chest. If only all of life's tasks could be accomplished as such. Baby snuggle time is the best.