Last week, I decided to treat myself to some great fabrics for a bag. I wasn't sure what it was going to look like.
Here are the three fabrics I chose:
After some contemplation and a few drawings, I came up with something and immediately began making a pattern and cutting my fabric.
Because I started so late, it was nearing midnight, but at least I had everything cut!
This morning, it did not take me long to get started. I began the assembly of my bag...complete with interfacing and lots of pockets! If this is going to be used as my newest diaper bag, and with as many kids as I have...you know it's going to need to hold a lot of stuff!
I didn't want to make it too big, and I am very pleased with how it came out.
It ended up being 11" tall, 15" wide, and 4" deep. There is one wide strap that has a double thickness of interfacing for stability. The flap has two magnetic clasps on each side for closure.
Here is a view of the back. There is one pocket in the back, that spans the entire width of the bag, that is also lined with interfacing for stability.
Inside, there are five pockets. There is one on each side panel...one is large enough for pens and papers, the other is just right for a cellphone.
There is another wide pocket the length of the bag, that has been sewn in the middle. There is a smaller, higher pocket on the opposite side for keys, etc.
The sewing went well...there were a lot of interruptions...(do I really need to mention names?) Because of my little interruptions, it took me the better part of the day. But the breaks were nice and much needed!
I can't tell you how much I love this bag :)