I realized that I don’t have a bag to call my own when I went for tea at Hajjar’s a few weeks ago. I’ve been comfortable sharing Arwen’s diaper bag that when I went solo, I don’t have a bag to put my own things in.
So, after finishing cushion cover for my BFF, I’ve decided to make a tote for myself. I love the Andromeda colour palatte so, it just make sense that I make a bag out of the fat quarters. My inspiration is from Angela’s diaper bag.
I quilted the patchwork in the ditch and 1/4 inch from the edge. Went the extra mile matching the thread with the colour of the fabric as best as I can.
There’s only two side pockets outside. One long zippered pocket on one side and 3 elasticized pockets on the other side. I’ve added a key-holder with a decorative ribbon. You know how you keep losing things in a big bag especially keys? And you end up turning your bag upside down and throwing all its contents out to find the carkeys.It’s an idea that Naza of Itsy Doodles has been incorporating in her Chic Mama Totes after our many sessions of brain-storming, over Arwen and Akif’s play-dates.
Now, Arwen gets to share MY bag while I soak her diaper bag in super-strong detergent. Arwen is 17 months now and the bag hasn’t been washed that long.