Sunday, August 16, 2009

Oh, how I love baby gifts!

I just love giving baby gifts! For a friend who is due in a matter of weeks, I made a custom diaper bag (designed as I went, no pattern, because I have no patience to search one out). I also made a little something for her sweet 2 year old who will soon be a big sister. If I was a really good blogger (with way more free time than I have), I would write up a tutorial for this little baby. Alas, that did not happen.

Regardless, here is the diaper bag in all its glory. It is made with a 100% cotton print (no idea who makes it, sorry), fusible fleece to give it some body, and an magnetic snap closure.

The inside is a complimentary green duck cloth (super durable!), which I love. I made sure to put 2 cup/bottle pockets inside, along with 2 pockets for diapers and wipes, and 2 pockets for Mommy's things. The only thing I wish I had included are exterior pockets, which were always a huge help to me on a diaper bag so I didn't have to dig for absolutely everything...on the next bag I make.

And, because I just can't help myself, I had to make a matching changing pad and burp cloth.

And, for the final touch, a chalkcloth roll-up to go for her sweet 2 year old.
I did chalkcloth and oilcloth wrong sides together, bound with black bias binding (you might recognize it from my placemats...), and added a tie made from the same binding.

There's even a little pocket for the girl who needs chalk on the go. Might just have to make some for my boys now...
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  1. you are amazing. i love checking your blog! i wish i had half the talent that you have!

    mandi harlin

  2. You are too sweet, Mandi! So glad you like checking in. You have lots of talents - they're just not of the obsessive nature that my sewing is. :)

  3. I love my new diaper bag! Everything is perfect...the colors, patterns, etc. I don't have to wait to start using it, do I? Thanks for the bag and goodies inside, including Reagan's new favorite, the chalk cloth. Keep designing, Kari!

  4. Tell me more about the chalkclothe. Is it like a roll up drawing board?? Looks very neat and I would love more details, so I can make one too. I absolutely love these blogs! Thank you sooo much for all the energy you put into making your GREAT projects available for others to try, thank you!

    Moon Mama


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