Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Hip Mama Diaper Bag

I have decided that I am going to feature a tutorial on my blog every Tuesday. It may be a tutorial written by me or it may be one that I have discovered in my blog surfing. I will try to try them all out and let you know what, if any, changes I made when I used it.

The first tutorial I will feature is for the "Hip Mama Diaper Bag." I found this tutorial over at "A Mingled Yarn" when I was looking to buy a pattern to make a new diaper bag for myself. I was having a hard time finding a patten that wasn't your standard issue smallish rectangular bag with two side pockets for the bottles. (You know the type, I'm sure.) This tutorial offered everything I was looking for--and it was free. The bag is a good size. Not too big and not too small. I liked that it has a variety of pockets to keep my stuff and Little Peachy's stuff organized. (I not only use my diaper bag for baby stuff, but also as a purse.) 

Tutorial Rating-- (I will use a three point scale to rate the tutorial with three being excellent and one being poor)
Accuracy of Tutorial: 3
Written Directions: 3
Visual Directions: 3

Type of Tutorial: Sewing, Baby
Skill Level: Intermediate Sewer

I made several minor changes to the tutorial. I only put velcro on the side pockets, not the front. I added stroller clips and a key clip. I decided to use three fabrics rather than two. I also added some ribbon and ric-rac embellishments.

7 comments:

Atasha said...

Nice and the fabric is just lovely. It looks great

biff_erin said...

I loved this tutorial, too! I'm in the process of making it myself.

alissa said...

Hi Kristi - Wow, you did a great job on this diaper bag! It's really cute. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your comment. I'm really glad you like the granola!!!
Alissa

Patrice said...

I love that fabric!

Emily said...

Too funny! I used the same fabric on mine!

http://emilyscraftblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/diaper-bags.html

Keri said...

Super cute! Thanks for providing the tutorial!

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