DIY Diaper Bag PDF Sewing Pattern Available Now

DIY Diaper Bag PDF Sewing Pattern - Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes

Hello Sewing friends! I'm happy to report that my DIY Diaper Bag tutorial is now available as a PDF Download for sale in my Etsy shop. I love this bag! It is just one big zipper pouch with loads of pockets and handles! 
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DIY Diaper Bag PDF Sewing Pattern Available Now!

This medium sized diaper bag was originally designed for the blog which has now been taken down. So many of you requested that I make it available again and so I did just that. I hope you like this bag as much as I do. 

Download the DIY Diaper Bag PDF Sewing Pattern HERE

DIY Diaper Bag

If you are looking for a little bit larger bag that is similar to this one, check out my Garden Tiles Bag PDF Sewing pattern and the Garden Tiles Bag Video Course on Creative Spark.

About the DIY Diaper Bag pattern

This diaper bag is not quite full sized (more on the small to medium size) but it still has all kinds of awesome pockets. My favorite ones are on the outside. I love bags with pockets like these. I stash my phone and keys there so they are easy to grab. There is room for more than just a water bottle in there. The finished dimensions are 12’’ high x 16’’ wide x 5’’ deep.

There is an easy to install separating zipper to keep everything in place. 

Open it up and you'll find lots of pockets. 2 large, 2 medium, and a even a zipper pocket to stash the things you don't want to lose.

Here's what it looks like all stuffed with the essentials.

The straps are long enough to easily throw over your shoulder one handed. But honestly I would just leave this one in the car on outings. It has a nice big base so its stays standing up pretty easily. 

I love this fabric print too. To me it just screams spring. It's an Amy Butler print called Harriet's Kitchen Sugar from the Cameo line. These fabrics are out of print now but there many beautiful florals out there to choose from. Here's a tip, when you are using a large scale floral when making a bag order at least 1 1/2 times the fabric you are going to need (maybe more) so you have enough to fussy cut and match your panels. I only started with a yard for this project and wasn't quite enough to get the flowers placed where I wanted them.  For the lining I used a coordinating print from her True colors line called Wallflower in Marine. For the handles and base I used Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman. It is my go-to fabric when I need a neutral for a bag.

Materials and Supplies needed to make this DIY Diaper Bag

- 1 yd Exterior Fabric (Includes Lower Panels, Exterior Pockets, & Interior Zipper Pocket) - quilting cotton or medium to heavyweight home decor fabric. Increase yardage to 1 1/2 yd if fussy cutting or using a directional print.
- 1/2 yd Accent Fabric (Includes Handles, Upper Exterior Panels, Exterior Bottom Panels) - quilting cotton or medium to heavyweight home decor fabric
- 1 yd Lining Fabric - quilting cotton
- 3 1/2 yd Fusible woven interfacing - like Pellon Shapeflex SF101 (20” wide)
- 1 yd Fusible fleece interfacing or acrylic felt from the bolt - Pellon 987f or - 1 Nylon all purpose zipper, 9’’ or longer
- 1 Sport separating zipper, 16’’
- 4 D-rings, 1 1/2’’

Check out this  fun version sewn by Bethany Wilson 

She added elastic to the top of the side pockets and extra zipper pockets! Very clever! I also love the denim and pineapple fabrics!

It's always so fun to see what you do with my patterns! Anyway, I hope you like it! I hope you sew one and let me see it when you do, I'd love to see it.  Use #DIYdiaperbag #bluesusanmakes and tag me! Connect with me by liking my page on Facebook and following me on Instagram @bluesusanmakes

If you are looking for a larger bag that is similar to this one, check out my Garden Tiles Bag PDF Sewing pattern and the Garden Tiles Bag Video Course on Creative Spark.

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Happy Sewing! 


  1. Hi, Sarah,

    I love this diaper bag and have been looking for a smaller sized one forever. I would love to use faux leather for the accent pieces. Do you think it is necessary to use the fusible fleece if I were to use faux leather?

    Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Susan, Great idea! I don't think it would be necessary to use fusible fleece the faux leather parts. Good luck! I'd love to see it when you are done.

  2. Just made this for my expectant first! I've never done anything like this before but I'm so amazed with the outcome.

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  4. Hi there. Just curios if you have the finished dimensions for the bag? I would like to tweak it a bit to make it bigger and use it as a gym bag. Very nice pattern, Thank you!!!!

  5. I would really like to make this but the link goes to Amazon instead of the tutorial. I just got all the pieces together to start and now stuck.

    1. Hello! Thanks for your interest in my Pattern! I have formatted it as a PDF download and it's available in my Etsy shop!

  6. I love this bag and have used it for my little one years ago, I wanted to make another one but the no longer exists!
    Would you consider re-posting the tutorial on your blog?

  7. Hello! Thanks for your interest in my Pattern! I have formatted it as a PDF download and it's available in my Etsy shop!