This bag is the first of a couple items I’m making for a friend of mine that is expecting her first (a boy!) in December. It is the Modern Diaper Bag from Amy Butler’s new book, Little Stitches (which Ellie kindly let me borrow). It was a lot of fun to sew, and again, Amy Butler’s instructions are pretty clear. This was my first time to use a magnetic snap and it’s very easy to install. I’ll be using them again in the future. I was a bit confused on the pleats for the interior pockets but figured it out after reading it several times. And I’ve got to say, DANG those pockets are HUGE! I would say the hardest thing about assembling this bag is 1 – cutting out all the fabric, 2 – ironing on all the interfacing and 3 – the very last step of folding in and sewing of the 1/2″ seam allowance on the interior of both handles (they’re left undone so you can turn the back right side out). Oh yeah, I left out the cell phone pocket because the one review I read about this pattern had said that she thought it looked like it was added as an after thought. . . I agreed. I think there are enough pockets in this bag that a cell phone pocket isn’t absolutely necessary.
I am completely going to make this bag again soon!