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.  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)
  • 1  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