My best friend is having a baby in a matter of weeks! months and months ago, I promised I'd sew her a diaper bag, so as usual, I crammed a week of sewing time into a day and a half. This pattern I used looks cute on the outside, but if I ever use it again, i'd change A LOT about it. http://www.etsy.com/listing/64227052/ultimate-diaper-bag-pattern-tutorial
First of all, the instructions are very spotty. There was a lot not spelled out that you are left to figure out on your own. I was annoyed with that because it took me longer to do, but other than that I had no problem figuring it out. The straps were super thick to sew through once you put the two sides together. I broke a few needles and think I ruined the motor on my sewing machine. The inside was VERY disappointing. I planned all these cute pockets using her dimensions and directions.
She says there are 8 inside pockets. 4 of them are impossible to use unless you are a child reaching inside them. If I make it again, i'll do my own thing on the inside and have lots of pockets that are all big enough to use. I do like that I chose to use canvas for the bag. it's way sturdy and can stand up on it's own. it's a very big bag so I think all in all she'll love it.
I did a little applique on the pockets and instead of using one large piece of fabric, I used scraps and cut other pieces to make it look way cuter and fit the dimensions still.
the back of the bag has an applique on it also.
now to sit down and hand sew the binding on and I'm done!!! :) Hope she likes it!