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|Fishsticks Designs: The Mama & Baby Bag (The Mama & Baby Bag) - Type:Accessories |
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|Posted on:||4/8/13 6:11 PM |
|Last Updated:||6/12/13 1:35 AM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Cotton [See other projects in this fabric]|
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|Pattern Description: |
This is a pattern for a diaper bag
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes! It came out great, I think.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
The instructions were a little hard to follow in some places. Someone with a fair amount of sewing experience will know the logical next step during construction in most cases.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I did not like some of the wording in the instructions which I thought made them a little harder to follow in some places. Also, I wish the pattern had been clear about whether or not to clip seams, especially in the rounded areas of the bag and lining. I ended up clipping the seams on my bag and I like the result. *I also had to alter the length of the side and bottom pieces, which were too long. The instructions say to add the front snap after all three layers are sewn together. I closed off the front pocket with the snap when did this and had to take the bag apart to fix it.
* I made this bag a 4th time and realized this was my fault. I was cutting two of the bottom pieces and one of the side pieces. That's why the side pieces seemed too long. (I can't believe I didn't notice this sooner.)
I used cotton prints from Hobby Lobby.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I rewrote the instructions for my pattern so that I will remember to first, baste front piece to #3 pattern piece, then stitch the center front line for the front pockets, next install the snap through the basted pieces, and then sew the facing for piece #3 and turn. I also used a medium-weight interfacing to cover the back of the snaps so it won't tear the fabric.
Would you sew it again?
Yes! I'm making my third one!
Would you recommend it to others?
I would recommend this pattern to someone with some sewing experience.
I think the pattern is ingenious, with all of its pockets and compartments. It gives cutting instructions for using 3 fabrics to construct the bag, or 4 fabrics. Although I did not have to switch to a denim needle as the pattern suggests, the bag did get really thick, especially at the end of construction when all of the layers are put together. I think this bag is very cute and functional.
Here is a picture of the inside of the bag. and Here is the back of the bag. . Detail, pockets
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