Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Diaper Bag

I received a request for a diaper bag.  We consulted and settled on the Highline Tote by Betz White. The tote was the September pattern for the Bag of the Month Club. (link in sidebar)

The tote has a lot of interesting elements, so, as usual, I have lots of pieces to put together. I am currently at Step 15 of 40. I have completed the two outer pockets.

I love the way the fabric is coming together.

The main fabric is "The Fox and The Houndstooth".

Aren't they dapper fellows?

The lining is "Polar Pals".

Canadian babies need silver foxes with toques inside their diaper bag.

There are a total of 4 zippers in this bag. The first is under the flap at the front.

I have long had a hard time sewing the hook side of hook and loop tape, because the hooks tend to catch my thread. I figured out that if you take your thread snips and clip off the tops of the hooks in the seam allowance, the problem is solved. Why didn't I think of that sooner?

We had a visitor on the weekend. My grandcat, Mike, was staying with us. He was a huge help in cutting and fusing the interfacing.


  1. Love, love, love that foxy fabric! Lucky Mom and baby to have such a wonderful diaper bag.

    Looks like Mike has made himself at home. He's beautiful!

  2. Love the way Mike makes himself at home, GrandMa's house is the best! Love the Foxy fabrics.

  3. Mike is just waiting for a toenail clip and manicure!!! Lovely fabrics, this will be a superb bag.

  4. I really do love that fabric!

    It doesn't surprise me one bit that Mike made himself comfortable and offered his assistance. He's good like that.

    -- Leanna

  5. I too love that fabric. And yes, I agree, Canadian babies need to see foxes with toques! :-) Adorable.

  6. Adorable diaper bag.I have a couple of friends in my Meet-Up group who are bag ladies, and while I admire their work I have not the patience for bag making. I have made one or two but that is it!
    Your socks remind me I need to get back to sock knotting, I have a lonely sock that needs a mate! perhaps this winter, after my knee joint replacement..

  7. Love the fox fabric. Mike's a cute guy, too.

  8. Very cool fabrics that you are using.

    Great tip on the hook and loop tape.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.