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From: pucktricks
Date: 05-04-2007, 03:13 PM (1 of 10)
I found a problem on one of the straps, so I had to resew that, but other than that.
Voila, I present my newest diaper bag/purse:

I made it using basically the same pattern for my last bag, but with a few adaptations, mainly the inside pockets. I wore my last one into the ground. It's amazing how much a bag gets destroyed when you're also using it as a diaper bag for 3 kids. Two of whom have discovered that they can get into it if they try hard enough.

Well, I'll hopefully post pictures of their wedding outfits soon, that's the other project I've been working on, that and Wendy's outfit in the wedding. It's quite amusing the WHOLE family is in it. I'm a bridesmaid, Jeff's a groomsman, the boys are ring bearers, and Wendy is the flower girl (she's being carried down the aisle by the assistant flower girl). I just have buttons left to sew on those projects.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: PaulineG
Date: 05-04-2007, 04:32 PM (2 of 10)
Ticia - do I understand you to mean that you have three kids of an age to need a diaper bag. How on earth do you have time to sew at all?

It's a really cute and well made bag and the pattern would work for all kinds of other bags. What pattern did you use?

Look forward to seeing the wedding outfits.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: pucktricks
Date: 05-04-2007, 04:49 PM (3 of 10)
My boys are two, and quite active, and my daughter is 5 months. I sew when they nap, or when I decide they're going to have "alone time," which means they play in their room.

The pattern is Simplicity 5320. It's designed to be used with fat quarters, but I've always done it with various scraps leftover from other projects. This particular time, I had a bunch of material that I had bought with plans for making curtains and or various other projects which I ended up deciding not to do, but still loved the fabric. This is the third bag I've made from this pattern, and I love it more every time I do.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: pucktricks
Date: 05-04-2007, 04:53 PM (4 of 10)
Oh, and I keep wanting to make some of the other views, but haven't gotten around to it yet.....

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: cshortsew
Date: 05-04-2007, 06:09 PM (5 of 10)
That is really cute!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: lendube
Date: 05-04-2007, 07:28 PM (6 of 10)
Kudos to you! The bag is cute.

(My Mom did the same thing with having me and then my identical twin brothers. Whew!)

User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: temom
Date: 05-05-2007, 11:43 AM (7 of 10)
I have to agree with everyone else - very cute!
User: temom
Member since: 01-19-2007
Total posts: 410
From: MartySews2
Date: 05-07-2007, 09:01 AM (8 of 10)
Cute bag Ticia. I enjoyed looking at all of your photos. Now, can't wait to see the wedding outfits. Your children are adorable and I can tell that Wendy's big brothers are the doting type.
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: pucktricks
Date: 05-07-2007, 09:19 AM (9 of 10)
Wendy's big brothers are the doting type.

Yeah, but sometimes it's the dangerous type of doting. The type where they run up and very enthusiasticaly say "BABY!" and then "gently pat her on her _________," only the gently is more like with as much force as I can muster. But, they do also like to "hold" her, which means they sit on the floor and can hold her and when they get bored they just push her over. Then she smiles at them and they pat her again. It's really very cute.

User: pucktricks
Member since: 03-31-2004
Total posts: 570
From: Patty22
Date: 05-07-2007, 10:35 AM (10 of 10)
The bags are really cute, but heck, you did the best job on the kidlets - they are adorable!
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
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