I finished the tote bag on my day off and just had a few finishing touches to complete the morning of the shower - attaching the tag and Stainguarding the bag. I am THRILLED with how it came out. Here are some final pics:
This project really came out well. I'm not sure whether this has more to do with my increased skill level or with the pattern. I have never used a Butterick pattern before, and I found the directions and markings very clear and straightforward.
Some of the features that I really liked about this bag are:
- the length of the strap - really long so you can wear it slung across your body
- the number and variety of pocket styles both inside and out
- the ample size - lots of room for pampers, wipes, etc
- style - it really doesn't scream "diapers!"