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|Reviewed by:||gdgtmma|| |
|Posted on:||3/12/14 12:11 PM |
|Last Updated:||4/14/14 6:30 PM|
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|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
|This pattern was taken from Kay Whitt's "Sew Serendipity Bags" book. The bag is the "Multi-Tasker Bag" with the diaper bag variation. (The only change is substituting the zip down flap w/changing pad for a large side pocket).|
The finished product looked very much like the book picture.
The instructions were very easy to follow. Kay includes lots and lots of diagrams with easy-to-follow instructions.
This bag is not cheap to make! I used 4 yards of quilting cotton, 1 yard of PUL, 1 yard of Peltex, 2 yards of iron-on interfacing, 4 zippers, and 2 d-rings. My supplies cost somewhere around $75.
The zipper-down flap was not at all difficult, and is what attracted me to the pattern.
I don't know if I would agree with the use of the PUL. You can see it in one of the photos. The 2 pockets are waterproof, but if you put something wet behind them, they would get the bag itself wet. The inside of the fold-down pad is also PUL, as is one side of the changing pad. I opted to velcro the PUL side to the flap and have the cotton side face up for baby to rest on, but this could be reversed.
If I made this again, I would just use cotton for the elastic pockets under the flap.
(I did make a 2nd "non-baby" version for someone. Instead of the zippered pull-down side, I put 2 large pockets on that side. On 1 of the short sides (made for a bottle), I substituted a double pocket (zip pocket on top of slip pocket). Supplies were a little less costly since there was no PUL and no time to complete the padded changing pad.)
The only modification I made was to add a zipper pocket inside - love those zipper pockets!
This was a fun project, and I didn't have anyone in mind when I made it. I chose "Autism Speaks" fabrics because my grandson has a speech disorder and I thought they were really cute and for boy or girl.
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