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From: ckmom002
Date: 07-23-2006, 11:09 PM (1 of 7)
i found this diaper bag on the internet i was wondering if someone could help me find a pattern or tell me how to make this it looks real simple but im not good at making somthing without a pattern just off the top of my head please help me out

Thanks so much

i hope that worked
User: ckmom002
Member since: 06-11-2006
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 07-24-2006, 06:40 PM (2 of 7)
I couldn't find a "diaper" bag similar to that, but I was able to find a page that has links to free bag patterns. There are a couple of tote bags that are similar in shape to the one you are looking for. Here is the link to the page and maybe you could find something that you like. Hope this helps.
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From: bnbmom
Date: 07-30-2006, 11:40 AM (3 of 7)
I too saw a bag similar to this and wanted to make one. I looked at all the pattern company's I could think of and could not find one exactly. I am not good at pattern making but I did finally find one similar. I made a dora the explorer diaper bag out of Butterick pattern B4532. I made view D and changed it a little. I took out the flap on the front and made the closure out of ribbon. It is really a purse pattern but works as a diaper bag. It is a little on the small side though but perfect for my toddler.
User: bnbmom
Member since: 07-23-2006
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From: pucktricks
Date: 07-30-2006, 01:55 PM (4 of 7)
I'd look through the major pattern company websites to see if they have on similar:
Check out 4263 ( It's not the same, but has similar look, and simplicity is on sale at Hobby Lobby this week.

If you look through their different bags, I'm sure you'll find one that gives you the look you want.

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From: Mom of Six
Date: 07-30-2006, 02:19 PM (5 of 7)
Check out these #'s on Ticia's link 4490 & 4294. I think either 1 would work.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
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From: pucktricks
Date: 07-30-2006, 05:40 PM (6 of 7)
I agree, those were two others I saw as well after I posted my link.

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From: AllieM
Date: 07-30-2006, 09:28 PM (7 of 7)
I make similar ones all the time. Here is a pic of one I did. The pics are looking strange but you get the idea.



All I did was cut 2 12X12 squares of the outside fabric and a 4x8 rectangle for the bottom. Sew whatever pockets you want the the inside and outside before you start assembly. I use medium weight interfacing on both the outside and the lining fabric. Sew the squares together on two edges opposite each other. Pin the sides to the bottom by matching the seams with the centers of the short sides. Sew around. Repeat for inside fabric. Trim seams and turn right side out for outside and leave right side inside. I cut a piece of needlepoint plastic the size of the bottom and put it in. Iron down a hem on both the outside and the lining. Put the lining inside the bag. Pin shoulder straps (made of outside fabric) in place between the lining and the outside. Stitch all the way around the top and reenforce at shoulder straps.

You can add a magnetic closure if you want or velcro or whatever.
User: AllieM
Member since: 05-29-2006
Total posts: 7
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