I'm so excited to have participated in the Frolic with Fabric Spot Challenge at Thread Riding Hood. This was so much fun, and these prints?! The cuteness factor is off the charts. For this challenge, Fabric Spot generously sent me a fat quarter bundle of the blue prints from the Frolic line. I was allowed to use these 6 FQs and NO other fabric. Only having these 6 FQs was a little bit intimidating to me at first.
I knew that I wanted to make a bag, but obviously had to think on a much smaller scale. I decided to make a cross body bag that could serve as a small bag that could fit the essentials every mom needs (diapers, wipes, bottle and paci), because who wants to lug around a huge bag everywhere? I used the Brookfield bag pattern by Sew Sweetness, as it is the perfect size for a "mini" diaper bag. Get your copy here.
The interior pockets are secured with elastic so it is just the right size to stash a travel wipes container and a couple diapers.
As I was trying to conserve my fabric, I opted for store bought piping and nylon webbing for the handles.
I also used iron on vinyl to fuse to the fabric to make a mini "wet bag" that also attaches to the bag in case of any of those unfortunate moments that us moms know always happen at the worst possible time. I made up a quick elephant applique and put in on an exterior panel before adding the vinyl.
I lined the interior with vinyl as well.
P.S. please add tissue paper if you attempt to turn two pieces of vinyl right side out...it is not for the faint of heart.
I also wanted to make a stuffed animal to go with the bags, and I went back and forth between making an elephant or a whale. How about a whale with elephant fabric? How cute is this guy?!
I knew I wanted to try and use every last scrap of these awesome fabrics, so I put together a couple of fabric trays. I didn't have enough to for the large tray in one piece, so I made it a crazy quilted piece. Who doesn't need more fabric trays and baskets?! I used Noodle Head's fabric tray tutorial for these.