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...