Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Mom Bag


Here is my new love. My new carry-all. My new "Mom-Bag"
Made by me....with LOVE!


After getting my new camera  for my birthday, I wanted to be able to carry it, and my wallet, and phone, and diapers, and "Nacks!!" (as Gray calls them) with her "Joose". I wanted a nice bag, but not a suitcase, which is what I was going to need for all of that stuff.

After seeing Kirsten's "Everything Bag" over at Kojo Designs, I knew that I wanted to construct my own bag to carry everything except the kitchen sink (and maybe that too if I needed it)

I went to a fabric warehouse in town and found the most amazing wool. It was soft with great texture and a soft brown color. I picked up some leather while I was there too (or pleather, or whatever you call it).


It's a pretty large bag (16"x6"x12"), but reasonable for carrying. The bottom is padded with 1" thick foam wrapped in leather to protect my camera. Three pockets hold lense caps, accessories, and my phone.


It fits quite a lot of stuff! My wallet, cloth diapers, juice, camera lense and so much more. I also sewed two thick pads wrapped in wool to cushion my camera and lenses from other things in the bag.


I added two front snaps. The top one holds the top together if I have the bag FULL of stuff. The bottom one is for closing the bag up when there's not so much in it.


I love hardware, so I added some feet to the bottom to dress it up and give it something to stand on. Hubby says these were his idea, so I'll let him take credit for that one.


It's the perfect size for a "Mommy-on-the-GO" without being a suitcase...which is what we actually need sometimes.


I really do love this bag.
Making it myself just makes it more special.


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18 comments:

  1. Great looking bag!! What was the discount fabric warehouse you used?

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  2. Wow, what a super bag! i love it!!! but how on earth did you make it? it looks just like something shop bought.
    love
    jutta

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  3. this is so... everything! pretty AND practical - way to go

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  4. I love it!! I think this project is beyond my sewing abilities though!

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  5. What a gorgeous bag. Well done - fantastic work.

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  6. Great bag! I'm checking out that link right now.

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  7. That bag looks amazing! I can't wait to try this...

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  8. This bag is adorable! So cute and roomy!

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  9. Did you add a place to hold your keys. Nothing worse that trying to find them in the bottom of the bag. Cheers
    Ruth

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  10. I can't believe you MADE that. Congrats, its sooo beautiful! And great inspiration, too :)

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  11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bag! It looks incredibly professional! Great job, Jenilyn.

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  12. I love that bag, I could use one! I'm a new follower and if you get a chance, I'd love to have you stop by my brand new blog and follow, too :)

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  13. Wow, this is a great bag! It has so many little dividers. I love the neutral color of it:) Great Job!!! Just wanted to let you know I am your newest follower and I would love if you could stop by my blog:)

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  14. LOVE it! You rock at bag makin girl! I want one!!!

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  15. what a great bag!!!

    I would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday
    http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xxx

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  16. oh my gosh I really love this. You aren't my chance going to do a tutorial : ).

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  17. I need to make a bag like this for our upcoming vacation. I really don't want to carry my camera back on the plane but I also don't want it to get broken on the trip. You may be my inspiration!

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  18. Every mom needs a bag like this!!! I'd love a tutorial!!

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