The Purls Soho Purchase

At the Purls Soho fabric store, I bought Amy Butler’s the Nappy Bag pattern and some amazing fabric to make it. I first saw the pattern (and reference to Purls) on another crafty lady’s blog, but I can’t remember whose it was.

While the bag is supposed to be a diaper bag, it looks to me like the large large tote bag of my dreams. Plus, when I start having soe kids (not any time soon, mind you!), it will be at the ready.

Here’s the lovely Etsuko Furuya fabric:

Etsuko Furuya fabric 1

There are so many elements in this fabric that I fell in love with that I justified the exorbitant cost. First of all, it’s green – so it caught my eye right of the bat. Also, I am admittedly in a “bird phase” – so the little one pirched in the gorgeous leaves attracted me. As much as I don’t like spiders in my home, I really do find them gorgeous and mysterious beings. I especially like the little thread that she’s hanging from. The teal dragonfly is an especially eye-popping element that I really appreciate. It makes me smile, I won’t lie. To top it off, I love that the fabric includes three different levels: the ground covering floral scene, the canopy leaves, and the polka dots. I really do have a thing for polka dots!

Here, you can see it with the fabric I got for the interior lining of the Nappy Bag:two fabrics

I’m hoping that this will be my winter break project. I’d like to work on it sooner, but it seems that anatomy will take up woo much time.

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10 responses to “The Purls Soho Purchase

  1. I love the bag! It does look like the perfect big tote — for anything.

  2. Love the fabrics you chose.

    Funny thing is, my favorite “diaper” bags have not been diaper bags at all by design. šŸ™‚

  3. That’s part of what I love about the mommy market right now. There are so many cool things that don’t at all look like they were devised for babies. I think that the only reason this bag is a “baby bag” is because that could be one of it’s many uses. It simply has a number of pockets inside – and I LOVE pockets!

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  5. As always you inspire!
    xo

  6. As always, you inspire!
    xo

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