She used a wool blend material for the outer bag, with a black acrylic lining. She says that the bag is 'a relatively heavy, but sturdy bag, good for daily use.'
Jesca added some lovely appliqué - four large and striking butterflies - one on the front, one on the back, and one on each strap.
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Kerstin has made a beautiful Onbag Classic with a really striking fabric for the lining and for a contrasting front panel. She has added a lovely appliquéd design on the front, and I think at the end of the straps.
If I'm seeing it right then I think she's done elasticated tops to her side pockets - which is very handy for drinks, and also an outside mobile phone pocket.
Jolanda chose a soft aubergine taffeta to bring out Jim's glamorous side, and chose a sling pouch for those 'now-I-want-to-walk' moments.
The front pocket is fastened with a snap, but the flap uses the standard Velcro fastening.
"Thank you so much for offering your DIY instructions for download. I used them for making an Onbag baby and I really love your design.
I tweaked the original design a bit. The side pockets are wider than the bag and elasticated on top with a box fold in the bottom so you can put more in (perfect for hats, gloves, tommee tippee cups).
I love what I do here but I'm still a mum first and at the moment we're having a run-in with 'fifth' disease. My poor boys aren't well at all so I'm taking a short break from work, please forgive me if I'm a bit slow in responding to your query or in getting your order off...
Best wishes, S.
This is Kristin's DIY Onbag - she chose lovely natural colours and a leafy lining to match.
Kristin decided to skip the zipped back pocket and found the rolled hem a little daunting (not the first I don't think!). So she modified my pattern to use bias tape instead.
You can see the original thread on The BabyWearer here.
Still, the lovely Claire sent me a couple of action shots so all is not lost!
The bag has a chocolate brown, beautifully soft, cotton drill outer and a wonderfully bright Ferrari-red taffeta lining.
With Hoppediz Florence for the outer fabric and beautiful two-tone taffeta for the lining these Special Edition Onbags are quite extra-ordinary!
We started with a virtual 'scrapbook' of the designs and motifs she liked, then I came up with a series of designs, tweaking them each time, until we had a pattern she was happy with. You can see the design process in more detail here. Note as well the rather snazzy new black Onbag Custom label!