Friday, December 26, 2014

Oh Spit! Diaper Bag

I completed another bag from Sara Lawson's book Big-City Bags. My girlfriend's daughter, Aimee, is having a baby in January so I sewed the Oh Spit! Diaper Bag for the baby shower that was held on December 14. Here is the front, along with the changing pad.
 I think it turned out cute. I used Tula Pink's Bumble fabric. The shower theme was ba-"bee". My girlfriend had let me know that in late November. So I hurried up and picked out this fabric and ordered it and started sewing so that I could get it done for the shower. The pattern came together nicely. I really like the side pockets that have elastic at the top so that she can put a baby bottle in them. The binding is bias tape which works really well for the pockets and the changing pad. But on the top of the bag, I did not trust myself sewing it by machine. I basted it around the top and then hand-sewed both sides down.  For the lining I used the bumble dots.
There are slip pockets on both sides. 
In the book, the changing pad says to use PUL fabric on one side, which I did. But that fabric stretches so I really didn't think that it would work by just laying the Bumble fabric and the PUL fabric wrong sides together and then binding it. So I quilted it by hand. I enjoy quilting some things by hand while watching tv.
I just followed between the gray crosses outlining the bees. 

I think Aimee liked her new Oh Spit! Diaper Bag and Changing Pad. At the shower, she said it was "so cute". I hope she enjoys using it. Here's the back and top.