Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Nappy Bag.... & Giveaway!

Samantha of At Home with Mrs.H. is expecting a baby...so what kind of bag did she design next...a Nappy Bag of course!!
When Samantha asked me about testing the pattern I first said no...I don't need a nappy bag and most of my customers are past the baby stage.....but then I got to thinking....who say it has to be a Nappy Bag....the design of the bag is great.. a few changes ....something with red polka dots maybe ??

As I was trying to decide which fabrics to use...Irmgard from NaehstuebchenUntermDach sent me some fabrics to play with....Perfect timing...the red Polka dots were tossed aside and I decided to turn the Nappy Bag into a Unisex / Male weekend bag...
I took the World map fabric...combined it with a yummy chocolate brown pleater and a new bag was born!!!
The front has a large flap pocket...perfect for your iPad...
   The back side has a large drop in pocket and inside that pocket is a hidden zipper...

Normally the sides have gathered pockets for baby bottles...but I left them off...I figured a man would prefer a slick smooth bag.
I added a two way zipper...
 On the inside I omitted all of the gathered pockets and just added simple pockets...more masculine.
This bag is surprisingly large and can hold tons of stuff...even Nappies if you like ! 

This goes to show you that changing the fabric can totally change the pattern...from Nappy to weekend bag....

Now ...who wants to win the pattern??!!!
......just leave a comment telling me if you'd make it a nappy bag or break the rules like I did and your name will be entered in the Giveaway! 
The lucky winner will be picked on Monday August 25th, 2014 !

If you can't wait that long to get the pattern..Samantha is offering all my friends / readers a 10% discount on any purchase from her store, patterns & hardware...just use the code ATHOMEWITHMRSH10 for the discount!

Hugs,
P.S...I just saw that Maria of MiaCreates is also having a Giveaway on the pattern...be sure to pop over and enter and increase your chances of winning !

60 comments:

  1. Hi Liz, when I saw the first picture I thought "wow, a great and big citybag". Then I read that it´s a Nappy Bag. But I´m way to old to use a Nappy Bag ;-))

    hugs
    Angelika

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  2. Beautiful! I would love yo win this pattern!
    Debbie

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  3. I wouldn't be making a nappy bag but it would make a great overnight bag. It looks like a great pattern!

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  4. I would love to work on this bag pattern. It'll sure look pretty when i carry 1 :-)

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  5. My best friend has just become a Grandma so it would have to be a nappy bag but then I could re do it as a work bag for us both too douple jeopardy xx

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  6. oh I would like to try this one and I would definitely break the rules, thanks for the chance.

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches Hotmail com

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  7. I'd make this in a heartbeat! I love your masculine interpretation!

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  8. You really made it work for a weekender or man's bag. The map fabric is gorgeous. I will love to win it and break the rules like you.

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  9. So stink in' cute! I would totally break the rules like you did. My kids are 4 and 6!

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  10. Liz, it is great! I have so many customers asking for nappy bags and many asking for something that their husbands would caarry, too. This looks like it. I would add the original pockets but maybe a more universal fabric. Thanks for letting me see it this way, I can picture what I need to do better.

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  11. I have a six month old so it would be a diaper bag and be able to transition to weekender.

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  12. Gorgeous! I currently use a giant purse with a similar front pocket as a diaper bag/everyday purse, so I actually love your mod. It makes it much more versatile!

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  13. Gorgeous! What a great idea! Would also make a fine overnight bag!

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  14. Good morning, Liz!
    This new Bag is GEORGEOUS! Wonderful fabrics you used ..... I guess, my Mr. Woodwomr would love it .... well, I love it too!!!!! ............so, I would love to win this wonderful pattern :O)
    Have a lovely day,
    Hugs
    Claudia

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  15. Love the style of this bag - wouldn't bother me a bit that it's called a nappy bag - I can adapt!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Liz
    boltonia55@yahoo.com

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  16. I'd make it a overnight bag for my step father hes always going interstate and its perfect to take on the plane and of course a nappy bag. Thanks for the chance to win and good luck all :)

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  17. Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I'd do like you.
    tagelaursenpiaeriksen@gmail.com
    herframinverdengaer.blogspot.dk

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  18. I think the fabric waited at Irmgard's shop for your husband's travel back. It looks wonderful and it seems to has a lot of space for a weekend trip.
    I would change the pattern because my kids are to old for wearing nappies and to young to make me a granny.
    Hugs Katja

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  20. Your man bag is great Liz! No one I know is having a baby, so I wouldn't make it a nappy bag. It would be a great bag for school kids too. Nicely done and great fabrics as always.

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  21. Love your version! The man fabric is fabulous! I would break the rules and make it a weekender bag, too!

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  22. Hi Liz, Love the bag its great! Well I am expecting another grandchild, my friend is expecting her first grandchild and my niece is expecting a baby. So if I win (or buy) the pattern I plan to make 4 bags at least!. Three nappy bags and a school bag for my 16 year old son. Its great for putting his school equipment in the inside pockets. Then he has the main interior for his folders etc. Then the outer zip pocket is ideal to put his iPhone in to for keeping it secure with just his headphone lead coming out. He is a huge sports fan so I will be made with sports themed fabric. This means he can also use it when he plays football for his kit. Very versatile indeed. And thank you very much for the 10% discount. xx

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  23. I love this have never made a bag , or a purse , or tote this would be a first for me. I would love to give this a try

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  24. Wow Liz I don't have words, that bag is stunning I love it and th fabric combo is great. I think that is great bag either way. I would make one as a weekender or if some one ask me like a nappy bag.
    Happy sewing xx

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  25. Rule breaker here! Love your version and would probably make myself a travel version too. Looks like a great pattern!
    Jane @ Handiworking.com

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  26. Love your man bag! Thanks for the chance to win the pattern.

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  27. Such a great bag - I love it but I definitely won't be making the nappy bag version!!!!

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  28. It maybe a nappy bag but when I looked at it I thought it would make a great bag for the grandkids to us when they come over and spend the night. I'd like to make one for each of the grandkids to use. Love it

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  29. This would be a perfect gift for my niece who is expecting her first baby in January

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  30. I would use this as a travel bag not a nappy bag. Very roomy.

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  31. Ho-ho-ho, he-he-he, ha-ha-ha !!! I would break the rules and make a bag just like yous :-). Thank you for a chance to win.

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  32. I love your Version with the man fabrics. I would break the rules.

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  33. I would make adjustments for an over all bag and not use it as a nappy bag. This bag is beautiful.
    donna@winddancerchimes.com

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  34. I love your choice of fabric, I would make it as a nappy bag for my brother & sister-in-law expecting first baby December:)

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  35. I would break the rules, like you did. I don't need anappy bag, but this would be a great weekend bag.

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  36. Love your version of this bag. It's genious

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  37. Absolutely wonderful rendition! It's nice to see a man bag!

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  38. Mine would be for both! I have a nappy bag that is falling apart after nearly 3 years of daily use. I've started using my regular hand bag again but it is a little too small.

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  39. I'm with you....break the rules and create an over night bag but still have the option to make a nappy bag should someone need one!

    Hugs Naomi

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  40. Love the bag!! Beautiful work!

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  41. Love your version of the manly weekender!

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  42. Beautiful bag! I would probably customize the bag as well! Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  43. The fabrics you've used really suit the bag, it's really clever too, making a masculine version by choosing the right fabrics. No babies for me so I would modify the design to a weekender too, I just found out yesterday that my sister in-law is pregnant so maybe I would make the nappy bag for her too.

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  44. I love the way you finished the bag, it did turn out to be very masculine! I would probably make a nappie bag, as a very special person in our lives,is expecting her first child.

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  45. I would probably do it both ways, but first as the pattern calls for so I get a feel for it.

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  46. What a great bag. I think I would use it as a "carry on" bag for trips. whtsands4@aol.com

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  47. I would definitely break the rules - though I loved her fabric choice. I think yours is a great man-bag! Thanks! notwendy at gmail com

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  48. Actually I would make two...a Nappy Bag..because we just found out there will be a new GranKiddo in the Spring!!! Wooohooooo!!! Then I would "Break the Rules"..and make a Weekend Bag for me! :) It is soooo cool! Love your version too!! Grrrreat job!

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  49. I love your version! I would like to try a man-bag style!

    mcconkey (at) iserv (dot)net

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  50. Would make a nappy bag for my niece and then turn around and adjust the pattern for me! slmrn2240@gmail.com

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  51. Selfishly I would make myself a travel bag, perfect for the couple of trips I have coming up!

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  52. Oops...commented earlier about how great your bag turned out, but forgot to say that I would be breaking the rules too! I would make it into an over-nighter or simple travel bag.

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  53. I love it!! I cannot believe it is the same bag! I absolutely LOVE the map fabric. My husband loves maps and might actually use this bag if it would hold his laptop. So, I guess I would make the man bag, but I'd also have to try it for a baby bag too!! Great job and thanks for the giveaway! I hope I win!! :)

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  54. I would break the rules, so i could make this for my husband, he needs one badly. Also I liked the beagle fabric too. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  55. I have a two year old daughter who's still using nappies, so I'd use it first as a nappy bag and then I'd like to use it for myself. Always carry half the house around with me!

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  56. I dont have children so I would either make this for my mommy friend. I also think it would be great for the moms (and dads) who have little ones in the childrens hospital. I like to make items for those who are going through difficult times.

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