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Pink and Black Diaper Bag

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Created in this Craftsy Course

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Funky, Hipster, Casual, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? 100% polyester black velour free motion quilted on foundation fabric for exeterior, pink and black gumball cotton print interior and accents, hot pink 9" zipper, magentic snaps and key fob in silver, machine embroidered free standing lace bunny,

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What are you most proud of? Building texture through decorative stitching and adding fabric layers to form pockets. There are 11 pockets in this pink and black diaper bag. Some stacked, some zippered, some little pockets are hidden beneath other pocket flaps. A combination of exterior and interior fabric for long carrying straps can be worn cross-body, or knotted.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have you considered sewing a small pocket to the face of a larger pocket prior to construction? It's a great feature I use in my projects. Layered Fabric is Fun! When working on a project, I make lots of pockets in various sizes, and probably make more pockets than I end up using. BUT, how nice to be able to select one pocket over another depending on space, function, or just because it's so darn cute!

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All I can say is this is the most sophisticated diaper bag I've ever seen! Your swirling stitches are also hypnotic. Now, watch this swinging crystal and say after me ... there are no mistakes.....there are no mistakes.... ;-)

01/02/2013 Flag

Carol, you are so much fun. You are a great teacher and I honestly wish you had a weekly TV show! Are you working on any new books? Best wishes. Mrs. D (Shoestring)

01/02/2013 Flag

Your bag is super cute and your description is so much fun to read!

01/03/2013 Flag

This and all of your projects are wonderful! Thank you and please keep sharing! You are an inspiration to me for sure!

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