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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Diapers to Go Baby Gift

Here's yet another version of the Diapers to Go #150 pattern. 


I  reviewed it before, but I made a couple of minor changes this time around.  I omitted the carry strap (I don't think it gets much use) and I substitued a velcro strap closure instead of my usual magnetic closure.  The velcro strap is more secure and it allows for more bulk inside the carrier.

Here's a side view of it with diapers and wipes inside (you can see how the new closure will allow for more goodies inside):


Inside view (empty):


My only dilemma in constructing it by inserting the strap between the dotted bacground fabric and the batting (so it would not show) was that I could not add the binding as the last step.  This is not something I thought through thoroughly.  When I showed it to my DH, he suggested I simply make a buttonhole in the binding strip to slide over the strap and apply the binding as usual.  What a brilliant idea!  Sometimes it takes a non-sewer to see the obvious.  Thank you DH.  Here's a close-up of that buttonhole:


The recipient thanked my numerous times over the course of a couple days.  I'm glad she loved it.

On my cutting table right now is Kwik Sew 3854, view B.  Have a great rest of the week.