Ginnie Bag

August 21st, 2006

Ginnie Bag
This is a diaper bag for a cousin of mine who is a teacher with a big, beautiful family that has a new addition. After all was cut, pocketed, and hemmed, I started thinking that maybe the bag was too big. Can a diaper bag be too big? I’m not sure; I don’t have little ones. I’m very proud of this creation. I took very special care with straight cutting, straight seams, finished pockets, meticulously stitched appliques, and a perfect binding. It took forever! But, the finished product looks very professional and this sweet mom deserves something extra nice.

Ginnie Bag Inside
The inside has seven clear pockets and one non-clear for personal affects.

Ginnie Bag Back
The backside of the bag has one large pocket for all her school papers. I used a beautiful whale trim from Les Bons Ribbons.

Ginnie Bag Hippo Detail

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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. molly  |  August 21st, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    it’s wonderful! pockets–you can never have enough. I’m sure she’ll love it. And I love that little applique, too!

  • 2. Stephanie  |  August 21st, 2006 at 6:06 pm

    It looks wonderful Dac’ she’ll love it. A diaper bag can never be too big. And the pockets are handy-dandy.

  • 3. Amy  |  August 21st, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    What a fun bag – I’m sure it will be loved. I’m pretty sure it can’t be too big if it is well organized & you’ve definitely given the pockets for organization! : )

  • 4. Jessica Hood  |  August 21st, 2006 at 7:45 pm

    It looks terrific! She’ll love it. The hippo is adorable!

  • 5. beki  |  August 21st, 2006 at 8:19 pm

    How cute! I love the applique. I think this will be a very useful bag for the recipient – it can’t be too big or have too many pockets!

  • 6. sandra  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 3:38 am

    Don’t know if I could give such beautiful bag to someone else! Just amazing!

  • 7. aja  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 8:00 am

    This turned out lovely – and I agree, it can’t be too big!

  • 8. Erin  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 8:07 am

    A diaper bag (or any bag you carry while you have little ones) can never be too big. I used to carry the tiniest little handbags before I had a child and now. . . oh wow. You’d be surprised at all that gets toted around with us!! This is so pretty–I love that ribbon and applique. Did you use a pattern or was this your own design? Your cousin is going to love this beautiful gift.

  • 9. *karen  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 9:16 am

    I’m curious about what you did with the bottom. It looks like you added a couple of … compartments? … to help the bag keep its shape and for more storage, perhaps? Anyway, it’s very cute.I think you’re liking greens as much as pink these days!

  • 10. Melissa  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 10:02 am

    I absolutely love this bag! Love the green fabric outside, the funky fabric inside, the pockets, the hippo applique–love it!! Thanks for sharing!
    Melissa

  • 11. katiek  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    i love the color combo and the hippo is cute!! that fabric on the inside is great, i might like to turn it inside out!

  • 12. Kim  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 1:39 pm

    So cute! I love the little hippo! What a lucky mama!

  • 13. sally  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 6:38 pm

    The sweetest diaper bag I’ve ever seen!

  • 14. futuregirl  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 8:41 pm

    What a great bag! You really thought of everything. I love the feeling of making something especially for someone else. I’m sure she is going to totally appreciate all the thought and care you put into making this bag for her. It looks great!

  • 15. Angela  |  August 22nd, 2006 at 11:57 pm

    Pretty & great ribbon!

  • 16. julie  |  August 23rd, 2006 at 11:46 am

    wow! great bag. I am in awe of all those pockets. And the trims are so fantastic. Love the little hippo.

  • 17. Jill  |  August 24th, 2006 at 8:03 am

    What a thoughtful gift!

    I’m sure she will treasure such a gift.

    Love It!

  • 18. bugheart  |  August 24th, 2006 at 9:44 am

    it’s not
    possible
    for
    a diaper bag
    to be too big-
    is it?!
    they
    never seem
    to be
    big enough!
    i think
    it’s co darned
    cute
    i could
    scream.
    CUTE!

  • 19. Leta  |  August 26th, 2006 at 12:36 pm

    It’s lovely! Any mum would love it.

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