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Old 11-27-2004, 02:10 PM
 
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that matches the ABC carrier I'm sewing. I want one that is a tote, with pockets sewn all around on the inside. And I want it to be able to stand up on its own.... Something with a simple clasp, no zippers or anything.

Any patterns or on line instructions for diaper bags?

I'd love to see your homemade diaper bag!!!!

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I have made two diaper bags, but I don't have any pictures. The best way to make it stand up is to use interfacing, it makes it very stiff depending on what you use. The diaper bags I have made are both simplicity patterns, not sure what number, one was a traditional bag that zippered closed, on was a tote bag that comes in different sizes, and you have to make th einside pockets yourself but they are not hard.
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Here is a sew along for a square bottomed bag, which may help you some. There are also several other sew-along bags on the same forum. Hope one works for you...

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I made a totesalot bag. It has four outside pockets, all around. It has four inside pockets, and the main inside compartment is divided in half.
I also broke seven sewing machine needles in the process (going through all those layers), and probably won't ever make another one again!
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I love this bag pattern...but I've never used it. I've been meaning to try it out.
http://www.artofthemidwest.com/amybu...ay.phtml?id=16
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I *LOOOOVE* the pattern JLav posted!!
does simplicity or mccalls or any of the others make something similar so i can search on ebay?

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I just made the Amy Butler pattern. I do not really care for it. In the picture it looked great but in real life it is just different. It is pretty big (of course I am used to the Lands End day tripper) and difficult to make in my opinion. My mother ended up sewing it for me and she had difficulty.

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An Everyday Bag

I have the pattern for this bag and have never used it....I'd be happy to send it to you, if you want.

They also offer this one:

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hmm that everyday bag is nice too

triciarn, would u happen to have a pic of the finished product? what do u not like about it? the fact it was difficult to make or the shape in the end was not what u expected?

thanks for the input

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I'm so sad to hear that the Amy Butler pattern was a pita...I've been waiting to hear an opinion on it before I bought it. I'm horrible with patterns unless the are really easy!
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This is the Simplicity 5527 pattern that I used to make the bag I carry my crocheting in, I made the plaid bag but I made it form a really nice muted camoflage material When I have another baby I plan to make this bag again and alter the inside to make different pockets then what it offers, I also made this more traditional bag from Laura Ashley The pink and white one, I made it in pink and white but a different print. I love making baby things and am working on making some of my own patterns for different things.
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hmm that everyday bag is nice too

triciarn, would u happen to have a pic of the finished product? what do u not like about it? the fact it was difficult to make or the shape in the end was not what u expected?

thanks for the input
All the above. Pattern difficult, size in picture missleading (IMO), and with all the
layers of fabric it just does not feel nice. You have a layer of canvas and innerfacing so it makes it a little bulky. One plus of the bag is it has lots of BIG pockets.
I'll try to get a picture once dd goes to bed and dh goes to work.

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This is the Simplicity 5527 pattern that I used to make the bag I carry my crocheting in, I made the plaid bag but I made it form a really nice muted camoflage material When I have another baby I plan to make this bag again and alter the inside to make different pockets then what it offers.
I bought this pattern at JoAnn's for $1 recently. I plan on making a bag for my sister and one for me. I bought additional fabric to add internal pockets. Good to know someone likes it...

Now to get off the computer and onto the sewing machine

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neveryoumindthere,

I sent you a pm.

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