Baby On the Go Diaper Bag »
InstructionsMy granddaughter has special needs, so my daughter needed a bag big enough to carry all her equipment as well as the usual baby diaper bag stuff, so I enlarged the bag to 12" high x 12" deep x 20" wide. I also added a PUL liner for easy cleanup, interior pockets, and an extra exterior pocket to hold digital tablet and necessary paperwork for my granddaughter's doctor appointments.
Type of item: Accessory
Quilting cottons from JoAnn's, PUL for lining, mesh for interior pockets, polyester batting, Pellon Decor Bond, double zipper head, birch board which I covered with PUL for bottom.
What was your inspiration?
This project was per my daughter's request. At first, she wanted something like the Eddie Bauer duffel bag, but when I showed her a picture from the Moda Bake Shop, she definitely wanted the quilted bag.
What are you most proud of?
Mostly, that I finished it! It took me two three-day weekends, a few work nights, two sewing machines (the motor burnt up on my sewing machine, so I went out, and bought another), and an extra Saturday. It wouldn't have taken so long if (a) I had purchased and used the jelly rolls (I cut the material myself), (b) measured and mathematically figured my cuts right the first time, and (c) hadn't broken my sewing machine.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
If you're new to quilting, a quilting foot is a must. Also, it helps to use a sewing machine (or one especially for quilting) that allows bulk to flow to the right of the needle. Account for all straight pins!