Look Out! Elephants!

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I swore after making this diaper bag pattern the first time, I was never going to make it again. It took me days to complete. That was 6 diaper bags ago. I’m comfortable enough making them, that I’m considering offering them for sale.

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I’ve liked each bag I’ve created, but I’m quite proud of this bag. This is the first one I’ve made where I have needed deliberate pattern placement. I wanted to make certain that the elephants were centered on the front and back of the bag. Oh, and the bottom too!

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I modified the pattern a bit. While cutting out the pieces, I forgot that the side panels fold to create the ends of the bags. To keep the design centered, I shifted everything a few inches. Rather than having corner seams, there are now seams down the center of the ends. This small change didn’t seem to effect the rest of the bag construction.

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I am quite proud of how well I matched the design of the pocket with the main bag piece. If it weren’t for the gathers from the elastic, it may not even be noticeable.

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My favourite detail on this bag is the strap. I love how it ties rather than being a continuous strap.

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I used the Pretty Bird Quick Trip Diaper Bag pattern from Sew4Home. I now love this pattern. I found the elephant fabric at fabric.com. The lining fabric was found on the quilting cotton wall at Joann’s Fabric.

Who wants a diaper bag?

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