I used Amy Butler's nappy bag pattern, which I have had since Patch was a baby. This was the first time I've made it. Ooops. The main fabric is a Cath Kidston floral cord leftover from covering our dining chairs in Sweet Pea Cottage, purchased from Bicester also before Patch was born. And the lining is some blue ticking from my pile.
The pattern includes instructions for a change mat and cover, a mobile phone pocket to be placed on the shoulder strap, and many handy interior pockets. As it has taken me so long to make this bag I no longer need a change mat, didn't fancy the phone pocket and only kept one of the interior pockets. As I was using fairly heavy weight fabrics I also didn't line the bag with canvas or interfacings as suggested. Oh, and I added a magnetic closure.
The picture shown on the pattern is for quite a large bag, and I suppose it must be to fit a rolled up change mat in, but somehow I hadn't realised just how wide it is.
Really rather wide. Though just what I needed... it does fit so many things in, and the wide strap means it is comfy. I do like it and have used it for most of the summer. I'm sure it would make a lovely nappy bag too!
A beautiful parcel arrived this morn from Beth at the linen cat. So happy to have won her beautiful giveaway! The photograph on Beth's blog is much better, but here are my sweet autumn lavender birds
Thank you so, Beth!
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