I recently made an “owlish” diaper bag for my daughter as a baby shower gift. It is made from a vintage golden nubby bedspread, vintage orange/brown corduroy, vintage crochet table runner, and vintage buttons. It is lined with fabric from a vintage sheet, and has a coordinating changing pad which slips into the back pocket. The strap is made from a belt, and embellished with scraps and bits.
After having lots of babies around here, I know what I like in a diaper bag! It needs to have a washable changing pad, lots of pockets to organize stuff, a strap that can be worn across the body, pockets inside for diapers and wipes, bottle pockets, and places to clip keys and toys. It needs to be roomy to carry changes of clothes, snacks, and burp cloths.
I have made many such diaper bags, and I thought I would share some of them with you.
This one is from a vintage ecru chenille bedspread and vintage linens:
Here is a golden floral one from the same bedspread that I made my daughter’s owl one from:
And a bright and cheery turquoise one:
And another one with an owl theme:
And, of course I can’t leave out the one featured in the Oct. 2013 edition of Haute Handbags! Read the magazine article for how to instructions!
You might also be interested in my article on how to make the similar messenger bag: