Wednesday, April 8, 2009

brown baggin' it

here's a special request from some friends who are expecting the arrival of a wee one any day now. hopefully this will make it to them on time, so they can stuff it full of diapers, bottles, blankets, and spare onesies in case of accidents. babies do make mistakes...

this is another lightly modified version of lotta jansdotter's all-day tote from her simple sewing book. the first one was gifted to a friend and her lovely little girl last year (here's the link). since they have had great success with their bag, many of the alterations were made again for number two. the interior pockets are similar, with one inset zip and several slip pockets on the opposite side. the exterior pocket line-up also remained the same...with a bit of contrast fabric peeking through at the tips and snaps to keep things secure.

new this time were the dimensions; one inch of added height so that the bag now measures about 14" wide x 12" high x 6" deep. and because this one was made with two cotton fabrics, interfacing was sewn in to make it stiffer.


Anonymous said...

Very very nice! And very un-baby looking, which is a good thing!

Melissa of {craftgasm} said...

This is beautiful! I love the fabric choices you made.