Wednesday, November 18, 2009


I thought I'd give you all a peek into another project I'm working on. This is going to be a diaper bag in the style of Lila Tueller's Bohemian Bag for a friend of my sister. She saw the Bohemian Bag I made for my sister last Christmas and wanted one just like it, only larger, with dark browns and unisex so she could use it as a diaper bag for the baby she's expecting in January.

These are the fabrics I chose. Dark brown and unisex was actually much harder than I thought it would be. For the most part they're from the Five Funky Monkeys and Goodnight Monkey fabrics by Moda. I don't think this is the final layout, and it may not even be the final number of panels. I need to get some flannel to back them and then sew them together to compare to my purse (the size she wants her bag).

If I thought picking out the fabrics was a challenge, I think I'm in for it altering this purse pattern into a diaper bag!


  1. Doooood, that monkey fabric is the schnitzel. I love it. And you're totally right about how very hard it is to find unisex stuff. When I was pregnant with Julian, we didn't find out what we were having, so people bought us a TON of yellow stuff because it's so hard to find neutral non-gendered stuff.

  2. It is SO hard. I thought it would be easy with dark brown, but all I found were florals or toile prints so that I would have either something completely girly or only brown. Both of which were not what she wanted.


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