Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lola Bea Diaper Bag

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One of my good friends had a baby in December. She and I were due ten weeks apart with our baby girls, which was especially fun because Jace and her older daughter are six months apart and best buddies. She’s also crafty and an excellent seamstress, so preparing for babies at the same time was a lot of fun. There were a lot of in-process and finished-product pictures texted back and forth between us. She made me a beautiful blanket for Reese (seen in Reese’s pictures HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE), and I offered to make a diaper bag for her Leah.

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I actually made this diaper bag for her back in November, but didn’t get pictures taken before giving it to her. So when she was over for a play date the other day, I snapped a few pictures. She chose the Lola Bea Diaper Bag pattern from Sew Much Ado and I surprised her with the fabric choice.

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I chose a very fine ribbed corduroy with a woven cotton lining. Both fabrics were bought at Joann’s. The bag is beautifully designed and has great pockets—both elastic and zippered. The ruffle and magnetic closure are two of my favorite touches.

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It was fun to follow another pattern and see yet another way a bag can be put together. The instructions were simple to follow and I loved how the pattern set me up to create a quality product. The only thing complicated about the project was that there are so many layers to sew through—almost every piece of material had heavy-weight interfacing fused on it, and many of them also had fusible fleece. All these layers mean the bag is very sturdy though—it holds its shape and stands up on its own quite beautifully. I loved seeing the bag in use this week!

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It’s so fun to have our girls be just 11 weeks apart, and will get even more fun as they are able to play together.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, I bought this pattern purely because my friend liked it. It was not provided to me, and I have been completely honest about what I thought about it. I really did love it!

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5 comments:

  1. Love how it turned out! Just wondering, but would you consider making a bag to sell to me? How much would you charge? A friend made one for me, but the pattern did not create a very sturdy bag. Its already falling apart in places and Audrey is only 6 months! Thanks for considering it. :)

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  2. Gorgeous bag, and those two girlies are SO adorable!

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  3. That's a really cute bag! I keep seeing that sweet corduroy at Joann's, but I never have a project to justify buying it. =) And my, what cute babies!

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  4. I love this, Jill! And I agree that it's always fun to see the bag in action! Adorable fabric, and you're a great friend to make it! And those babies are too cute :). Thanks so much for sharing it with me!

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