We’re back with Oh Baby! week and I am so excited about what I have to share with you today! If you want to catch up on what all I’ve made and is being given away, go HERE for all the Oh Baby! posts.
I pinned this diaper bag way back… like 31 weeks ago way back. Either before I knew I was pregnant or right around when I found out. The picture grabbed me. Aside from the fact that the sample bag is made from adorable fabric, I loved the design of it. So imagine my excitement when Bonnie of Fishsticks Designs said she’d send me the pattern!
Bonnie’s patterns are available as an emailed PDF or a mailed paper pattern. I chose to use the paper pattern so I wouldn’t have to print off all the pages. But after seeing how simple the pieces are, I’m confident the PDF would be great too. I enjoyed making this bag because the pattern is so easy to follow. It came with full picture directions, and none of the steps would be too hard for a beginning seamstress since Bonnie guides you so clearly through everything you do. I tend to skip steps when following patterns, but since I was doing a review for this one, I wanted to make sure and do everything correctly. I’ve made quite a few bags over the years, but felt like I learned from Bonnie’s steps and methods for assembling this bag.
Not only was the bag simple enjoyable to assemble, it is full of features that I’m going to love having in Reese’s diaper bag. I wish I could tell you which feature is my favorite, but I think I’m going to love them all! In the picture above you can see the cell phone pocket in the white patterned fabric. The pattern even walks you through making sure you put the pocket on the correct side for where you wear your bag so your phone is easily accessible.
On the back is a zippered pocket the size of the entire bag. I love it!
The front has two pockets with elastic in them that will be perfect for holding bottles, sippy cups or anything that needs to be held in place while easily accessible. Above those two pockets are two more pockets, and then a snap closure to hold the whole thing together.
Inside the bag there are pockets for the mama and the baby. I know I’ll have plenty of space for all my baby needs—diapers, wipes, nursing cover, clothes, etc. But also space for me so I don’t have to carry both a diaper bag and a purse. I also love how well sectioned off things are. This is similar in size and storage compartments to the diaper bag I had made for Jace, but better designed, so I know I’m going to love the way it functions for me.
Isn’t it so cute????
The last feature that I love is that the strap can be adjusted depending one where you tie it off (functional and cute!). I have mine so it’ll be a messenger bag, but you can also have it be over the shoulder or make it short enough to hang over the stroller. It’ll also be great for carrying the few items Jace needs around too.
Have I sold you on the wonders of this bag yet? You can buy it HERE. Bonnie has also generously offered to give two readers the PDF pattern for the Mama Baby Bag!
To enter, simply comment on why this bag appeals to you. For an extra entry, visit Fishsticks Designs where Bonnie has all sorts of practical kids’ wear patterns for sale and tell me which pattern is your favorite.
This giveaway will be open through Sunday, September 30 at 5 pm Pacific Time. Good luck!
***Disclosure: While this pattern was sent to me for review, the opinions expressed in this post are all my own.***