Pattern: Detour Diaper Bag  by Amber Dusick (FREE at Make Baby Stuff)
Fabric: Cosmo Cricket’s Early Bird

Before Beatrice was born, I had a list a mile long of baby-related sewing projects I wanted to do.  As you can imagine, I didn’t get around to all of them.  And I kept putting off one of the most important — and most daunting — projects: a new diaper bag.  Enter: my mom.  She is a very talented seamstress — she used to sew lots of her own clothes, and she made me & my sister some sweet (matching!) dresses when we were little.  Then for awhile she went on a sewing hiatus (for a decade or so!).  But lately I’ve been asking her for help with projects and stuff, so she is kind of getting back into it.  And one day after finishing a project she said to me something like, “That was fun.  But now I don’t know what to sew next.”  So of course, I offered her a few suggestions!  My very talented mother whipped this up in no time.

As Amber says in her post about the Detour Bag, there is no one-size-fits-all diaper bag.  When Adeline was born a friend made me the coolest diaper bag ever.  (You can see it in the first photo here.)  But I realized that we’d need something bigger to haul around necessities for two children.  The Detour Bag is perfect for us right now — big enough for a couple cloth diapers, wet bag, baby’s change of clothes, Adeline’s snack and water bottle, my wallet, a tiny hat or two.

I have plans to make a small matching bag to hold essentials like sunscreen, bandaids, hand sanitizer (or “germsitizer” as Adeline calls it) — you know, the things which are right now just floating randomly around in the bag.  But you know how it goes… I might get it done before we stop needing a diaper bag!