Travel Nappy Bag

Today I am part of a surprise virtual baby shower for Jenya of While She Was Sleeping. She is expecting a baby in a few weeks time and a group of us have got together to make her some handmade goodness so she is ready when her baby arrives!nappy bag quilted

I settled upon my go-to baby gift – a travel nappy bag. I like to give practical baby gifts and these are always popular. I hated using a big nappy bag when my girls were bubs, I just used one of these and popped it in the pram, car or my hand bag when we were out and about.

Jenya won’t know whether her baby is a boy or girl until he/she arrives so a unisex colour palette was required. I often use a grey/aqua combination for unisex gifts but this time I settled upon a rainbow theme and teamed it with a grey solid.

nappy bag flying geese

Jenya doesn’t quilt – her sewing is mainly garment based, so I thought I’d incorporate some quilty goodness into the project. I made up two flying geese units and sewed them into the panels for the pouch. I also made the wristlet from a multi-coloured print I had in my stash.

nappy bag interior

So what’s in the pouch? I like to give them fully stocked so I’ve popped in three newborn sized nappies, a small bottle of hand sanitiser and a travel size pack of wet wipes. Perfect! There is still room to add a small tube of nappy cream and some nappy disposal bags. I’m also planning to include some handmade bibs that I’ve had stashed away for this type of occasion.

nappy bag close up

Jenya I wish you all the best with your new arrival and look forward to seeing all the beautiful  gifts our baby shower friends have made for you! And thanks to Alisa and Renee for organising this baby shower!

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22 thoughts on “Travel Nappy Bag

  1. I love it Ros! It’s perfect and unisex and cheery and bright! I love the quilting incorporation, you know how I have a weak spot for that. What is that grey solid fabric? I like the texture of it. Thank you so much for being a part of our party!

    1. Thanks Alisa! The grey solid is just a homespun I picked up at Spotlight. It probably looks more textural from the quilting. Thanks for organising! 🙂

  2. What a great gift for a new mum. I have a 7 week grandson and my daughter would love for me to make one for her. What size is best? I can follow your “Scrappy zipper bag”tutorial to make one.

    1. Thanks Linda! This one has a finished size of 10″ x 7″. The scrappy zipper pouch tutorial would be perfect, but just leave out the part where you box the corners. I find these pouches are better in a flat shape so they can be put inside other bags.

    1. Thanks Shell! I’ve always used a nappy bag like this with my own kids. Hated lugging around a huge bag. When they were tiny I kept a spare change of clothes in the car for emergencies and this bag was perfect for short trips!

    1. Thanks Jane! I love a useful gift 🙂 These have been popular amongst friends of mine so I one it would be a winner.

  3. Thank you very much Ros. I do love this travel nappy bag! I love the colours you have chosen. I am so impressed with quilting and paper piecing (is it what this technique is called?). Thank you very much for taking time to make such a beautiful pressie for us 🙂 Thank you a thousand times 🙂

    1. You are so welcome! It was fun to be a part of it and hopefully Australia Post will work it’s magic and you’ll have it within the week 🙂 I didn’t paper piece this one, just patchworked it. xx

  4. Beautiful, Ros!!! Love the design with the rainbow flying geese and the cross hatch quilting. When Jenya no longer needs it as a nappy bag, she’ll still be able to use it – great idea.

    1. Thanks Pam! Yes it’s definitely one she can use into the future once hub has grown up! I no longer need nappies (hooray) but I still use mine for things like bandaids, tissues and wet wipes for sticky fingers.

  5. What a great gift idea and how beautifully made! Great job Ros. By the way, this was the first post I have seen of you for a while (not sure if it is simply just a facebook issue).

    1. Thank you! I have given up trying to work out Facebook but I haven’t see you interact with my page in a long time so it’s probably dropped out of your feed. If you like the occasional post you will start seeing updates again.

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