It’s finally happened.
I broke my sewing hiatus. After a bit of time working on orders and doing a LOT of travel, I got semi burnt out. I stopped sewing.
Then I made something from the Mimi G. tutorial, which led to other sewing, which led to me picking a project back up that I started in JUNE! Yes, I am ashamed to admit that I started cutting the fabric out for this beauty in June of this year. What stopped me, you ask?
52 pieces of pieces. This included three different types of interfacing and two different types of fabric. However, it came out wonderfully, and I’m just crazy enough to try it again. If I do make more of these, they will definitely be on sale in my Etsy shop, and will not be made to order. It’s just too tough with four kiddos, and all of my travel.
Anyhoo, this is the Modern Diaper Bag from Amy Butler’s Little Stitches for Little Ones and apparently I’m like four years late. LOL! It was definitely a task of love, and this beauty is going out to my very own giraffe friend (yes she knows that I call her that) Roshini of Glamazini.com fame. If you remember, I attended her baby shower on Memorial Day weekend, and I did not come bearing gifts because I knew that I wanted to sew her something. Yeah – three months later.
I can fit the twizzlers comfortably (one at a time though) in there, and it has six pockets, plus a cell phone pocket on the outside. I feel especially proud because so many people were not able to figure out the instructions, and I’m sure that I got them wrong too, but the pocket looks good! LOL!
Here are my thoughts on the sewing process:
Ease: It was definitely an intermediate or advanced sewing project
Would You Make It Again – Yes, but only to sell, OR for myself. Any other friends who get preggo may be a little bit out of luck.
Most Frustrating Aspect : Amy doesn’t use a lot of illustrations in her patterns. You definitely have to know what terms mean. After sewing the blossom bag, I knew to have a needle that could handle multiple layers of fabric and to sew slowly.
Fabric Needs: Lots of fusible fleece interfacing, medium weight fusible interfacing, fusible peltex interfacing, medium or decor weight fabric for the outside and any cotton for the inside. It was fabricpalooza in my room!
Notions: Thread, magnetic clasp.
As I said, the inside is very spacious and has two side pockets for bottles or any other things she wants (they have extra padding) and four main pockets.
How’d I do?