With friends starting to have babies, I decided to set out on the quest to create the perfect diaper bag. The requirements? It must be cute and fashionable, must help mom to be organized and must hold A LOT of stuff.
When my friend Aimee was pregnant with her daughter, she found “The Everything Bag” pattern from Amy Butler’s book little stitches for little ones. Aimee picked a fun pink print and pink stripe for her bag. We loved that the bag had nice pockets and a divider in the middle to keep mom organized. This became the starting point for seeking diaper bag perfection.
After Aimee had been using the bag for awhile, we began brainstorming some modifications. The next diaper bag that I made was slightly larger and deeper. I made the interior elastic pockets shallower to prevent small items from getting lost at the bottom of the bag. I also added a large outside front pocket to hold mom’s stuff. In addition to the small handles, I added a long strap so that the bag can be carried like a messenger bag over the shoulder or in one hand. I also gave the bag a flap to keep the contents contained but accessible.
This diaper bag was made for a friend of mine to give to her sister, Libby. Libby’s favorite color is yellow so I just had to use this yellow floral print for her bag.
After seeing Aimee’s bag, her sister also wanted one! Meredith’s bag is similar to Libby’s in shape and size, but has 2 longer straps so that the bag can be easily carried on the shoulder, with baby in the other hand. The purple print was beautiful on the bolt and even better when paired with the turquoise solid. I just love the pop of this color combo!
Leave a comment letting me know what you think of these diaper bags. If you’re an expert mom, let me know what you need from your diaper bag.