Saturday, May 21, 2011

sewing wet bags

The past week or so I've been working on sewing some wet bags. I was a bit nervous about sewing these, knowing the zipper part could be tricky. This tutorial was great, and made this project so much easier. Even so I started off with a practice bag. I'm glad I did, I had a bit of trouble with the zipper by sewing a bit too close to it. Even after taking the stitches out, it still sticks a bit when opening and closing it. This will be our "back up bag" that will be waiting in the car with a girly outfit that will work for either one of the little girls.
Then I moved on to making three more wet bags. I made one to match my diaper bag; since the one I have been using is pink and I just could not use a pink wet bag for little boy diapers!

I also made this wet bag for a friend who is about to have her fifth baby (a boy) and move to Hawaii! I thought the fun colors would work well for her and her little one(s). I love how cute the whole gift looks together in this little bucket!This one is for a new mama that has a classic elegant style; she just had a little girl.

These bags were fun to make, I'm glad I tackled this project. They really came together much faster than I expected. As I mentioned, the tutorial really made this project easier for me. One thing I did to differently was to avoid using pins in my water proof layer so that the only holes would be from the stitches, not pins. I used paper clips instead. I also added the pocket to the front of the bags, which really comes in handy!

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  1. Very smart tip, I don't think I would have thought about paper clips. I'll need to add those to my crafting arsenal .)

    So glad you stopped in to link up to Make & Share at HOMEmomMADE. Hope you can stop in next week.

  2. I like the paperclips trick!!

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  3. Love the tutorial! Stopping by from HomeMomMade!

  4. Love that idea! They all look really good. Oh and like everybody else, I love the paperclip idea. Brilliant.