Tis the season…..for gift making!
This bag was a special request. It’s been several years since I made the Amy Butler Nappy Bag. I had totally forgotten about this adorable pattern until just the other day.
I wrote up a review on it way back in 2009, (which you can view HERE) so I won’t review it again, but I will share with you the fun modifications I made this time around.
For this bag I chose to eliminate the little flap cell-phone pocket that the pattern calls for. These days everyone is carrying smart phones, and I thought that tiny pocket would be useless. Instead, I added a nice size cell pocket in the interior nested on top of the large center pocket.
And…instead of the making the bottle pocket the way the pattern calls for, I chose to make a gathered pocket – which works better for holding a bottle snugly.
I also added a little clip so keys can be attached and not get lost in the depths of this large purse.
Once again, I chose to eliminate the canvas that the pattern call for to weigh down the bag. Last time I replaced this with fusible fleece, but wasn’t ecstatic with the results, so this time I used a home decor weight fabric for the exterior. I did use a medium weight interfacing for the lining. This combo worked out perfectly! If making this bag, I would highly recommend going this route.
To finish the bag, I used a triple stitch in a complimentary thread color for the edge stitching. The stitching really pops out, giving this bag a little more character.
And finally, since this is going to the Mom of an infant, I made a coordinating wipes cover.
Overall, I’m real happy with the outcome of this bag. It always pays off to make a pattern more than once – you can change around the things you didn’t like the first time!