With the arrival of Baby K, I was so excited about the projects that I planned and completed (Here are a few of the projects--1 and 2).
After having Baby K, I have struggled to find the perfect bag to take to church. I have to take my binder, pens, scriptures, diapers, wipes, and now bottles and formula. I was getting very tired of everything falling to the bottom of my bag, making it impossible to find anything when I needed it.
So one Sunday, during Sacrament Meeting (Shh, don't tell), I drew up this sketch. The perfect bag, with pockets galore! A few weeks later, I drew up a pattern in the right size.
I found this fantastic fabric, and decided to use it for the bag. I love it!
I needed something to give the bag some thickness, but I still wanted it easy to sew....
So, thank you Costco! I cut up a giant Costco bag and cut it to fit the pattern.
I sewed the Costco bag on to the backside of the outer fabric when I sewed on the pockets. The lining is a drop in lining that I sewed just barely smaller than the outer.
In the photo below, I am finishing off the project with a seem around the rim.
I did three seems to really secure it.
Here is the finished product. The side with the two small pockets. I designed the outer
pockets to resemble an envelop with the v-front.
Also, I have two short handles, because I like to be able to grab my bag,
but I do not like to grab it with the long strap. I also like to sling the strap over my shoulder,
So I made both! I love how it turned out! It is very functional!
The large pocket on the opposite side. Again, the v-front.
On the inside, there is a pocket on one side that is large enough to hold a Manila folder,
or notebook. I use that for the Young Women roll. There are plenty of pockets for pens, pencils, toys, and other necessities. There is even a pocket on each side for a bottle and some "to-go" packets of formula.
This bag holds everything that I need! I love it!
It turned out so much better than I anticipated. It really gave me a boost of excitement. I wonder what else I can sew! I do have a few skirts to sew...fabric, pattern and all, already purchased. I just need to get it done! Maybe I will, now that I believe it might turn out decent!