When I finished the three baby quilts for DD and DSIL's soon-to-be-born baby boy, I started on a diaper bag with the intention of filling it up with baby things. Today I'll share with you the making of the Stella diaper bag, designed by the fabulous mother-daughter team at Clover and Violet.These ladies design the niftiest things, and their bags have become a specialty! Stella was just the one I wanted to make, with the idea that it could be used for the new baby, or used for a trip to the gym for DD. In my mind, a bag for many reasons!
I ordered the PDF pattern from their shop and those sweet generous ladies also included an extra free "Louisa" pattern with the order. That may have to be the bag I make for me. Thanks, gals, you are the best!
I chose a blend of grey and white for the fabrics in a combination of chevrons and polka dots to complete this bag. I used primarily home decor fabrics I ordered from Fabric.com for the outside of the bag, and quilting cotton for the lining, ties, and trim.
The chevron fabric was a perfect choice for quilting!
As you can see, I used two sizes of polka dots to compliment the bag, cotton twill for the facing, and quilting cotton for the ties and trim.
I especially love that the ties can make the bag bigger or smaller.
Don't you think the bottom of the bag deserves to be seen again?
I didn't add the magnetic clasp for closing just because I remember the days of overfilled diaper bags and the need to keep filling.
The inside pocket was a perfect place to put my label.
DD loved the Stella bag and was very impressed that I could make more than just quilts...giggle...we quilters can make anything, right?
Next time I'll show you the little treasures I made to fill the bag. It's a great day for quilting!