Monday, May 17, 2010

Stroller Bag

I've been a very bad blogger lately and taking lots of photos with my iphone. It is so easy to snap a photo and e-mail to myself and easily upload to my post. So much easier than using my regular camera. Of course the picture quality isn't nearly the same but I'm not anywhere near a decent amateur photographer anyway!

I've been getting a bit more friendly with my sewing machine. Most of the time she is pretty good to me except when she decides to spit out chunks of thread or tangle the bobbin. Of course, this is probably more user error on my part but I'd like to blame the machine. I saw this pattern on Made by Rae quite some time ago and instantly fell in love with it. I knew I wanted one for Chelsea's stroller. Recently I decided to go ahead and give it a try. It was as easy as Rae said it would be and I actually finished it in under 2 hours! I think I will make at least one more for myself as a catch all kind of bag (not that I don't already own a million tote cute tote bags - of course a girl could always use one more). It would also make a great quick diaper bag when we don't need to bring the whole sha-bang. When the handles are tied together it is long enough to fit across my body which is great for lugging things to more active settings like parks, grocery shopping, parades (hometown Memorial Day parade coming up!). This bag comes in handy when just a bit more room is needed and is great for walks. I can throw some toys in there, a lightweight sweater, camera, etc. I got the fabric at Joann's. Didn't want to go too crazy until I knew I could actually make the bag. I didn't take a photo of the interior but it is a coordinating green print. You can see it at the top of the photo on the handles. The bag is reversible which is another fun feature. The pattern has instructions for two side pockets as well but I decided to keep it real simple. Next up is a simple jumper dress for Chelsea...


14 comments:

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

You've done a wonderful job, Karla! And I love the fabric you've used. Looks like you and your sewing machine are going to make quite the pair! ;)

Jeanie said...

Love this bag! I don't sew, but boy -- I can see why you're liking this! Can't wait to see more~

Kerryanne English said...

Well done Karla. Such a useful bag and yes, one can never have too many totes. I really like the fabric too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Dolores said...

It's so good to hear that you're using and enjoying your sewing machine..... The 'stroller holder' is great! I'm looking forward to seeing the jumper dress for Chelsea......

Take pictures!!!
Hugs,

Lori said...

Karla, oh my...i just love your new profile pic with you and your little sweetie pie, you can't get any more precious than that...i love the bag you made...you really are getting to be friends with your sewing machine!!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Very cute! Great job.
I love the idea of a reversible bag.
Can't wait to see the jumper!

Kimberly :-)

Alison Gibbs said...

Karla what a great idea. I sure could use one. I walk to the shops with Riley when I babysit so it would be perfect
Alison

The Rose Room said...

p.s. definately the machines fault, they do it deliberately! lol

The Rose Room said...

oh nice Karla! Could have done with that for the Princess's stroller rather than trying to hook a great Paddington Bear nappy bag over the handles!!! Rachaelxo

icandy... said...

hi karla!
boy, i wish that i had one of those cuties when my children were tiny!!
pretty and practical!
ox
christina

twinkleshabbystar said...

Cute bag Miss Karla!!! You should totally make more to sell in an Etsy shop! Gosh, I can get over how much your daughter is growing! What a precious doll baby!:) XOXO,Jenn

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I it's gorgeous!!!! Have a wonderful evening!
XO

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is a great idea for a stroller bag. How nice that you can redo the handles and tie them together if needed.

shabbydreaming said...

GREAT idea!!! looks FAB!!!

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