Sunday, March 18, 2012

Seussical the Diaper Bag

I hope I don't get sued for that title.... This is the last diaper bag I will shove in your face for a bit (see here and here for the other two). I have a few more to make, but they don't need to be done for a bit, which is just as well. Even though I've got them down to a science practically, my eyes have been glazing over in their monotony. I didn't think I'd be saying this, but I do believe this is my favorite thus far. It's so bright and playful, and so Seussy.

I didn't want to go with a straight Cat in the Hat or Lorax print, so I was borderline gleeful when I saw this one. The blue isn't the most exact match, but it works really well. I thought red would be perfect, but the blue really seems to go nicely. I did a bit of a faux piping around the top. I love doing that - you just pull up the lining a bit and stitch in the ditch. It reduces bulk, and accents really nicely. The others I've done didn't seem to need that bit, but this one practically tapped me on the shoulder and said "Ahem...would you mind?"

I had to buy some extra elastic for the side pockets. I grabbed the first quarter- inch pack I saw without even thinking about it. I usually use the knit elastic, but I bought braided. I never noticed the difference before, but wow! The braided is much looser, and isn't as satisfyingly snappy. Point to remember for the future...glad I only bought the one pack.

I love how Yertle the Turtle is kind of peeping out of that pleat up there. That piping is what drove me insane last week. It finally came in the mail, but not after I drove to all available fabric and trim stores in my area to finally meet with success. It's a good thing I love bias-cut stripey piping or I might have gotten annoyed. OK, I did get annoyed, but only because my love is so deep.

For this one I made one small change on the inside. Previously I had put in elasticized pockets only on one side, but I got some feedback that it would be nice if they were all that way, so I did that on this one. It doesn't make much more work, but it does make things seem more secure.

That's all I've got for this lovely sunny Sunday. I keep scratching things off my to-do list, but things keep jumping onto it so I'm really getting nowhere, even though I'm making progress. I'll leave you to scratch your head over that one :)

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  1. I love that bag! Are all your mates popping babies? You are sewing waaaaaaay too many diaper bags ;-) (But since they're cute all is forgiven, haha)

  2. That fabric is so fun! I love how this new bag turned out. Great job!

  3. Gorgeous bag. Love the fabric, it's so fun.

  4. I've only made 1 diaper bag in my whole sewing career. Then I forgot to take photos! Oh well. This bag is sweet. I'm just wondering how it would turn out if the piping were solid blue?

  5. SUPER cute WOW really nice

  6. Love that diaper bag. You do a wonderful job! I have a few purse patterns I would like to try but can't seem to get out of the tangle of yarn and crochet hooks. Oh well, maybe on down the road sometime I will give them a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Susanne :)

  7. Missed your last post. Tis fresh eggs are THE best. You should get some hens!!! Do you have the space? I love the bag!!!! LOVE it!

  8. I love Dr. Seuss and I love this!!!

    Visitng again from,

  9. Super cute! Everybody needs some Dr Seuss in their life! I hope you come and share it at my link party at

  10. This is adorable! It makes me wish I still needed a diaper bag! (My youngest is three, maybe I could still get away with it :) I'm a new follower and would love to have you stop by my new blog and follow too, if you get a minute. My first link party/give-away is running now through Saturday. I hope you can stop by and link up :)

  11. This is absolutely Suesstastic! Oh, the places it'll go...oh, the things it will hold! ;) Great job!



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