Got a little more sewing done this weekend. I recently acquired the Divided Basket pattern from Anna over at Noodlehead. I love her patterns. I have the 241 Tote, which I've made several times, and I also have the Sidekick Tote, but I haven't had a chance to make that one, yet. Her patterns are fantastic and easy to use.
I've been smitten with the divided basket since Anna first posted about her versions back in December. In the post about the second version, she mentioned that she was thinking of writing up a pattern for it, so I'm really happy she did and I was able to put it together before baby arrived. There are probably tutorials out there that make similar items, but I really like having the measurements, fabric requirements, and pattern pieces right in front of me. Plus, it's nice to support a home pattern maker.
I've already loaded it up with diapers! I thought it would be nice to have a station downstairs in our apartment, as well as the more formal changing table/dresser we have upstairs.
Fortunately, everything I used, I had on hand. I did not have any fusible fleece, but I used some grey duck cloth that I had for making bags. I figured it had enough body to help the basket keep its shape and it seems to hold up pretty well. I didn't have any webbing to make the covered straps, so I just cut 1.5" strips of the duck cloth and covered it with the fabric I used for the interior. I love that little detail. I decided to go with the pocket option and to line it with the duck cloth instead of using the biasoption. (I also used the Amy Butler print for the divider.)
Also, a million years ago, I cut out fabric to make another Los Alamos Canvas Tote.
And this weekend I finally put it together. It's a simple unlined bag. (Printed fabric from Ikea, black duck cloth.) I'm going to stuff this in my hospital bag for all of the stuff we will bring need to home from the hospital - extra diapers, "female stuff" :) Then it will transition to a grocery bag.
We're getting down to the wire. Part of me is ready for the baby right now, but if she holds on till Valentine's Day, that would be ideal!