This bag is made from two Anna Maria Horner fabrics. The outer is from her new Good Folks line and the inner is from her first line called Bohemian. I know, I know--it's quite the combo, but all the colors go and I already had this fabric here, so instead of having to buy $40 worth of fabric to make this bag, I had to pay nothing more than I already had. Shopping in your own sewing closet pays off!
After deciding Saturday that we did, indeed, need a diaper bag (because carrying water bottles for everyone is a must in Las Vegas in the summer), I embarked on what seemed to be an innocent enough pattern. Oh boy. I think I am just super impatient or not such a good seamstress, but while Amy Butler's Nappy Bag pattern starts--and almost ends--easy and straight-forward enough, that all changes when one wants to finish the strap. Between the contortions I had to put myself and the bag through to get the strap done and my poor 36 year old sewing machine that is in great need of a tune up, I thought I would have to say that the bag won. But I gritted my teeth (at the bag and everyone around me. Insert black eye here), and MADE THE THING DO WHAT I WANTED. lol. Such is the determination of a pregnant woman about to give birth without a diaper bag.
I am very happy I made this bag. It's super cute, very roomy and would have cost me a fortune to buy. It has a total of 8 pockets on the interior, which means I have enough room for everyone's water bottles, plus plenty of room for baby's needs in the center. Yay!!