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sewing is great

A few days ago I made a lovely little stack of diaper keepers.  I really wasn’t going to blog about it because I’ve made some before and of course I also made my own version with my diaper pouch tutorial a couple times, too:

But when as I was making them it made me realize that I can take a few scraps of fabric, sew them together, and make something that will be useful to 5 mothers (and possibly the dads too) for a long time to come.  Isn’t that great to think of sewing that way?

Before the fabric was just sitting on my shelf and now it’s a stack of diaper keepers that are so handy for anyone’s diaper bag.  Quick, easy, and fun project, oh and for these I used Diary of a Quilter‘s tutorial here.  Love them!  See?  Sewing doesn’t have to be fancy or artsy or whatever, it can be what you want it to be.  And these are a mom’s necessity in my world.

Fabrics: Amy Butler Lotus, Cloud 9 My Happy Nursery and Cut Out & Keep, Alexander Henry Farmdale
Little wood toy cars blogged here.

28 thoughts on “sewing is great

  1. tusen says:

    you are so right 🙂
    I’m just discovering sewing and I’m enjoing it immensely.

  2. Mandi says:

    I love diaper keepers! I make them for mommy friends as well as have several different ones to go with my purses…maybe I’m a bit nuts, but I cant go without! I absolutely love the fabrics you used! lucky mommas!

  3. I agree!
    So nice to make something that wasn’t there before- just a tad bit magical!

    love your fabric choices – as always 🙂

  4. DJ Rose says:

    That is what I love about sewing too. When I first started sewing I made burp cloths, very simple ones at that. But I was so proud of myself that I sat them on the coffee table and admired my work for days.

    Love that all my favorite bloggers love/link each other. 🙂

  5. Emily says:

    I’m glad you blogged about these!! What a great idea for scraps and a thoughtful and useful gift. I’ll have to make a few of these to keep in my gift stash. 🙂

  6. Jeannie says:

    These are adorable!

  7. Ana Degenaar says:

    I love love love those.

  8. Jennadesigns says:

    Those are wonderful! I was just thinking how nice it would be to have a manly looking version for hubby to take with him when he makes a quick jaunt with our daughter (our diaper bag is a wee bit feminine!). I think I’m adding this project to my list!

  9. Those are adorable! I have yet to make any and am in the midst of diapering.

    I love those little wooden cars, too, cute 🙂

    I seriously love looking at your blog- it is really inspiring- thanks for all that you share here!

  10. Carolyn says:

    I completely agree – sometimes it’s the simplest things that we make that we can’t live without (like my super-ugly yet super-comfy fleece pajama pants that I made…man, I would live in those things if I could!)

  11. Irina says:

    oh! thanks for sharing! I recently won some Cloud 9 fabric and I’d like to make a new nappy bag, I’ll use this tutorial.

  12. How nice to find your lovely blog (via Very Kerry Berry). I always know I have found someone I want to add to Google reader when I see my favourite fabrics (Farmdale and Cut Out and Keep especially!)in their pics. And what a lovely idea too.

  13. kristin says:

    Amen to that! Sewing is the best. I love how you can turn a pretty much useless (but pretty) sheet of fabric into something that is used and loved in very little time. AND we can make things just how we want them! It’s a great skill to have – creative AND practical. 🙂

  14. Leslie says:

    these are great…i love the fabrics you used.

  15. Nova says:

    hear hear! 🙂

  16. Greta says:

    With four kids I am ALWAYS the mama with diapers, wipes and bandaids. I never leave home without them, ever. I have soothed many a scraped knee and wiped many chocolate mouths in the past seven years with my trusty diaper pouch.

  17. Smeeker082 says:

    what a great idea! I have a baby due in Sept and I think I need to make one of these (in my spare time haha)

  18. Sascha says:

    Sometimes we get caught up in the big projects and forget about the simple stuff. I love these. I’m waiting for friends of mine to have babies so I can make diaper keepers and Baprons! Come on people! I need to make little baby projects. get working.

  19. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [29 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  20. Adriana says:

    That’s what I love about sewing… being able to make special gifts for friends and family.
    Especially practical gifts that will be used and cherished.

    Well done! They’re beautiful.

  21. Lydia says:

    Yay for the diaper keepers! I love those things and you make the cutest ones with the best fabrics! (I secretly, selfishly hope one of these wonderful diaper keepers is for me!) HA, just kidding…or am I! (insert laugh)
    I’m so glad you blogged about them, again! :o)

  22. These are great and so very practical! And as usual, your fabric choices are perfection!

  23. Hey, Nova, I was going to say “hear, hear”. Darn.

  24. Delia says:

    I agree sewing is such a treasure to me. Useful, beautiful…Your pictures are beautiful too Anna.

  25. Lilac Saloon says:

    Wow those are so cute!! I don’t have any kids, but a lot of my friends are starting to have kids so I definitely have a reason to make these as gifts! Maybe I’ll try making one or two!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂 xo

  26. Maxabella says:

    That is EXACTLY why I wish I could sew! x

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