Diaper Bag Pattern

The cover shot bag is made up in Amy Butler’s Nigella.  This pattern is available here.

I can hardly believe it – the diaper bag pattern is done!  Whew!  That took what felt like forever.  Please pardon the lame name.  I am seriously lacking in the naming department.  It took me forever to come up with a blog name last year and hubby wasn’t much help with his suggestions that were always something like this:  super craftafragalistic expiolodocious.  Or in this case:  super diaper bagalistic expiolodocious.  

Sue really came through for me and test sewed the bag and edited the pattern in less than 2 days.  Your comments were valuable, Sue.  Thank you!  You can see her bag here.

I had all these ideas about how I wanted the cover to look.  But when it comes right down to it, trying to get together with a friend who has baby and setting up a photo shoot just doesn’t rank high on the list of things that are easily done.  That, and pattern naming, you know.  However, I am open to suggestions if anyone has a name they think is just perfect.  But isn’t the pattern done, you say?  Well, yes, but I’ll change the name in a heartbeat for the second printing.

Here’s another in Robert Kauffman’s Iota:

Diaper Bag

  Soon I hope to finish off the Patchfolio pattern, then take a break from pattern writing for a while.


43 Responses to “Diaper Bag Pattern”

  1. 1 Kimberly April 4, 2007 at 12:40 am

    Oh I know all about stressful pattern writing. I love the bag and the cover is great!! I’m impressed you were able to get it done so fast. Great bag!!

  2. 2 Jodi Renshaw April 4, 2007 at 1:22 am

    I am quite impressed! I wasn’t looking to make a diaper bag, but I think I may purchase one anyway … it looks like such a great project.


  3. 3 kerry April 4, 2007 at 5:16 am

    Well done, the bag looks great and I love the cover picture, I am sure it would be a great bag for all sorts of purposes. Congratulations.

  4. 4 lera April 4, 2007 at 8:44 am

    wow. congratulations. too bad you didn’t have make this pattern 6 babies ago! i would have loved this for myself.

    it all looks great.

  5. 5 cindy April 4, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Very lovely. Not that old typical baby bag stuff with the baby animals or some dumb thing you don’t want to carry around! 🙂

  6. 6 Karyn April 4, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Great job Linda!!! That bag looks so practical yet pretty! Congratulations!

  7. 7 rebecca April 4, 2007 at 9:03 am

    Gosh, I take a few months off and miss soooo much! That is a gorgeous bag, and my brother(and SIL, obviously) are expecting…..do I dare try this………? Everything looks so professional.

    So very, very, very, proud of you! One more very.

  8. 8 deb April 4, 2007 at 9:24 am

    Linda! How wonderful that you’re already adding to your pattern collections. I think the brochure looks impressive! I’m impressed anyway. HA! 🙂

  9. 9 lizzie April 4, 2007 at 9:27 am

    Where was this bag 5 years ago?! I was the fumbling/bumbling mother that could never find a thing in the diaper bag! The pattern looks great!

    Your cards were a big hit! I found my friend flipping through them(frequently) on our weekend together. I put them all in one box to show the beautiful variety. (I will return the plastic sleeves for future use!)

    I love the new bag that you made with the diaper pattern! Beautiful work!

  10. 10 capello April 4, 2007 at 9:30 am

    so cute!

    and it looks like it would work for a baby with kids, not just babies. (who knew five year olds always needed a water bottle?)

  11. 11 Anne K. April 4, 2007 at 9:55 am

    How adorable is THIS?! What a great idea! When I think of the ghastly khaki/orange diaper bag I lugged around 25 years ago…well, I’ll make one of yours when that now-25-year-old has a baby of her own! Adorable!

    Just found your blog today and was thrilled to see you were also a Sewing Seeds contributor. I had a lump in my throat over that one – loved knowing so many little girls are going to get to twirl around in new skirts!

  12. 12 stacy April 4, 2007 at 9:58 am

    What a fantastic pattern you’ve created! It looks wonderful!

  13. 13 Sue B April 4, 2007 at 10:50 am

    Fantastic Linda! It looks terrific and I like that latest version too, great fabric combination in that.

  14. 14 kristi April 4, 2007 at 12:01 pm

    Nice, I was thinking the other day a stylish homemade diaper bag would make a great present for someone.

  15. 15 Kate April 4, 2007 at 1:21 pm

    That looks like a great design. Congrats!

  16. 16 Rosa April 4, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    Wonderful pattern. I have no present need for it right now, but it will definitely be on the top of my list “if” in time I shall need it. Congrats.

  17. 17 beki April 4, 2007 at 1:41 pm

    Congrats Linda! What an accomplishment!!

  18. 18 Jen April 4, 2007 at 2:47 pm

    It’s really cute, congrats!

  19. 19 quenna April 4, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    Wow! It looks so well done — pictures, directions, and overall design! Great, great job (I think the simple, direct name is just fine)!!

  20. 20 Ali April 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm

    That great pattern almost makes me sorry that my nappy bag days are behind me (almost). Maybe I’ll come across someone who deserves a very special gift.

  21. 21 Jhoanna April 4, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations! You must be so relieved 🙂 As for the name I think “The Diaper Bag” is perfect as it is and will certainly be helpful when searching for this exact same thing online 🙂

  22. 22 samantha April 4, 2007 at 6:18 pm

    what a great bag – I love the fabric combination in the cover photo.

  23. 23 Coryn April 4, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    How awesome Linda! I’m so excited for you. One of the things I love about reading blogs is seeing ideas come to fruition. Anyway, I’ve just whipped over and bought the pattern.

    For me it will be a “day trip” or take to “swimming” bag.

  24. 24 tnmomwith3kids April 4, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    So cool! You could call it the ‘bag for the crafty mom on the go’. It’s big enough for the babies needs and your yarn, et.

  25. 25 Cathy April 5, 2007 at 8:48 am

    Welldone! Those pockets can be such a pain to do freestyle, this pattern is going to be great for people that want them.

  26. 26 Elizabeth K April 5, 2007 at 11:25 am

    I think it would make a great gym bag too. The sippy cup pocket for a bottle of water. Interior pockets for iPod, heart monitor, or other stuff.

  27. 27 Jes April 5, 2007 at 3:16 pm

    That’s really great! I’d like that for a work bag. If I could ever find time to sew again, I’ll be getting this pattern for sure =)

  28. 28 weirdbunny April 6, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    My baby days are gone. I hated all the bags I had for my baby stuff when I had my little ones. Well I didn’t sew then either.

  29. 29 Karen April 6, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    That is a gorgeous and super functional looking bag. I love to sew but the supply list and lack of actual pattern pieces intimidate me a little bit. Any chance you’d do a mini-tutorial sometime?

  30. 30 Cindi April 7, 2007 at 6:01 am

    You have become quite the Entrepreneur. I think that bag would be a great weekday bag, not just diaper bag. You could put a water bottle in the outside pocket. The inside pockets with elastic would be great to keep small items from falling out. It’s a Daper Diaper Bag!

  31. 31 Kathy April 8, 2007 at 11:54 am

    Very nice – I went to buy the pattern and you are sold out. Could you let me know when you restock?

    thank you.

  32. 32 katie April 9, 2007 at 11:03 am

    Congrats! I know that was a lot of work! And I know it will be worth it.

  33. 33 K. Anne April 17, 2007 at 11:02 am

    Lovely bag! I can’t wait until the patchfolio pattern comes out. 🙂

  34. 34 Euapap April 29, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Really nice bag!!Congratulations!!!
    Can I find the pattern somewhere??

  35. 35 Brandy April 30, 2007 at 1:12 pm

    Extremely cute bag. I’m looking to make a diaper bag for myself. When do you expect to have the pattern again?

  36. 36 Kristi W September 4, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    I just bought this pattern on Etsy. What a lovely bag and a lovely creator! I’ll send you a pic when I’m done with the bag and now that I think of it I have another friend expecting in Nov., so I’d better get in gear to do two!

  37. 37 Lauren September 20, 2007 at 11:33 am

    Hello – I just discovered your blog and am inspired! I just love the fabric that you used for the diaper bag pattern picture – would be a pain to find out what the patterns are called?

    Thank you!! Great site!

  38. 38 Heather June 17, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I received the pattern in mail a few weeks ago and have already made my own diaper bag. The pattern is wonderful! So easy to follow and quick to put together, and the finished product has wowed everyone. I loved it so much I made another one for a friend who’s due two weeks ahead of me. You can have so much fun mixing the fabrics, and there is plenty of room for all your diaper essentials. Thanks for a wonderful pattern!

  39. 39 Mrs Lemon April 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I’m late to the party, but I’m looking forward to buying this pattern and making it for my new one in November, as well as a few shower gifts ahead of that.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It’s what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 14, 15, and 16), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and pattern designer.  Oh – and I also like taking pictures.

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