Long time no see/write?!? I’m still sailing along in this pregnancy with our BABY GIRL! I am seven and a half months pregnant today and I cannot believe how fast it is now going by.
Adding a baby girl to our mix means that I finally get to make bows, pants with ruffles, and all sorts of things I never had the chance to do with two boys. First on my list was a diaper bag I actually liked. I have had the same plain black Jeep diaper bag since my oldest was born four and a half years ago. While I don’t currently carry a diaper bag, I will need one when our sweet baby Rowyn Scarlett gets here.
I’ve had this pattern in my drawer for FAR longer than I should admit. I kept meaning to use it and just never got around to it. After finally making my nursing cover, I decided it might be fun to finally dive into this pattern. The pattern is very detailed and easy to follow, I love Fishsticks Designs patterns for this reason. I would NOT say this is a pattern for beginners. You need to be highly organized and label all your pieces because there are A LOT to keep up with. You also need to have a couple days or afternoons set aside to work on it. Between cutting out all the pieces and sewing, I spent about ten hours on this bag. I’m not really a fast or slow sewer, just kind of average I’d say. I can make a pair of baby/toddler pants or a diaper cover in half an hour. Or a pair of kid pants in half an hour to an hour depending on detail. The bag is MUCH more involved than those, but I do LOVE this bag and pattern.
All in all, I think this bag is going to be GREAT for cloth diapers. It is super roomy and I truly cannot wait to pack it in a few weeks after my baby shower. The fabrics I ended up choosing were gifted to me and they suit my personality and taste SO well! They also match the nursing cover I made which is just fun for me. The bag is super roomy, has TONS of pockets from standard to elasticized, even a zippered pocket. I’m definitely far more in love with this bag than I ever was with the Jeep one!
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