Sweet baby bag!

My brother, Adam and his wife, Jess are having a boy in the fall and I wanted to make them a “cool” baby bag that Adam wouldn’t be embarrassed to carry. Here’s the pattern I used: Butterick B4560 baby bag.Ā  So this is what I came up with- (finished size roughly 14″X 13″ X 5″).

Materials needed:

  • GOOD Scissors
  • “Rolling Scissors”
  • Sewing Machine
  • all-purpose thread
  • velcro (iron on)
  • 1′ of .25″ elastic (I used an elastic “stay put” goody headband – perfect tension)
  • buckle (optional)
  • 1 1/2 yards cotton blend fabric
  • 1 1/4 yards cotton blend (lining)
  • 1Ā  yard fusibile interfacing (pattern suggest fleece interfacing- but I didn’t want it to be “puffy”)
  • 1.25 yards “duckcloth” (option I added to give flap, bottom, sides more weight)

cut out all pieces.

sew exterior pieces together.

close-up (side pocket- elastic inserted into casting)

close-up (side pocket with velcro)

lining with duckcloth (duckcloth for bottom and front/back panels only)

place lining inside-out into exterior bag

lining inside exterior of bag

inside lining pockets -with velcro

strap with loop sewn to buckle

pad for strap (velcro to close)

velcro on flap to outside front pocket


4 Responses to Sweet baby bag!

  1. bunchesofjoy says:

    Wow! I’m impressed. Can’t wait to see the how-to.

    • So…I realized as I was putting up the photos that I “some how” missed snapping a bunch of steps- šŸ˜¦ I need another pair of hands just to take photos! Anyways- I hope what I have up there is enough to get started. The pattern was kind of a bitch- and somehow they forgot to include the English for the second half of the pattern!! Needless to say- If I could figure it out- I know you could easily. Honestly- all you really need is the finished photo and the pieces- sorta like a fabric puzzle šŸ™‚

  2. I love the bag you made me – I get compliments all the time šŸ™‚

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