The Detour Diaper Bag

The Detour Diaper Bag

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Carrie McBride
Feb 3, 2010

It can be hard to find a middle-of-the-road diaper bag that isn't either too cutesy or leather and blinged out. So sometimes you just have to make it! Luckily Amber has done all the heavy lifting by designing this sweet diaper bag and offering a pdf pattern and step-by-step photo instructions. She calls it the detour diaper bag "because having a baby puts your life on detour...but it is a scenic route worth taking."

There are two things that stand out in this design for us - the outside side pockets for quick, easy access to essential items and that the bag is reversible for either a change of pace or when it's seen a little wear (or juice stains) but you don't have the time to launder it right away.

We've made reversible bags before and they're not as intimidating as you might think even for sewers still getting their feet wet. And Amber's tutorial is so clear that we think you'll come out the other side of this project with more sewing confidence.

Find all the help you need to make the Detour Diaper Bag on Amber's aptly named blog Make Baby Stuff.

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