I've wanted a bigger purse for a while now, something that holds a water bottle in addition to everything else, basically. Of course, I had to make one, because I couldn't find one. I ordered the dandelion fabric from fabric.com after thinking it over for a month. It's canvas, and I used heavy interfacing as well. I found the butter yellow polka dots at Jo-ann for the lining - just what I was looking for! I used this basic sling bag tutorial, but I didn't measure. I just made a pattern from newspaper that looked about the size I was looking for. I also added topstitching, which I don't think was mentioned in the tutorial.
I. Love. It. It'll be perfect for times I don't want to haul a diaper bag around, but of course, still need to bring diapers. Because soon I will have a kid in diapers again.
Here's the inside! I used a magnetic snap for the first time, and made a pocket to fit the iphone I don't have yet.
Maggie took this lovely picture of me modeling my new purse (and my baby belly - this is 34.5 weeks).