Military Diaper Bag {and other baby gifts}


Happy Friday!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far.  We have been incredibly busy.  And I have been sewing non-stop, hence the lack of posts.  I am here to share some of the things that I have been sewing, but had to keep secret for a while.  Since all the baby showers are over with,  I can share and not spoil the surprise. All of these items here are what I made for my cousin and her husband, who is a Navy helicopter pilot.  Some were surprise gifts.  Others were things that they ordered.  I had a blast making everything.  Though my husband and sisters might have otherwise to say while I was in the throes of making everything, and when things weren't just working as it was supposed to.


They have a nautical theme in their nursery, but also want to keep it so they were able to change the accent colors as their family grows.  So we came up with using navy blue and white as their base.

bumper pads | AddyLou Creates

Then we added in their current accent colors with the sheets.  The navy and white polka dots are the crib skirt.

bumpers & sheets | AddyLou Creates


For her shower my family gave a blanket and a set of bibs.  And I couldn't resist making a few extra bibs in our Alma Mater.

bibs & Blanket | AddyLou Creates


My cousin's sister sent me a picture of something special she wanted created for sister.  It was a diaper bag made out of a  Navy flight suit. We didn't have a flight suit or patches, but  we started brainstorming and this is what we came up with.  I modified a pattern I found.  Made the patches from some embroidery designs purchased and made by me.  And this is what we came up with.  I'm calling it the Military Diaper Bag.

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There are usable zippered pockets on the front. Military Diaper Bag | AddyLou CreatesTwo large slip pockets on the back with a long adjustable  crossover strap. Military Diaper Bag | AddyLou Creates

There are two magnetic snap closures to help keep everything inside.Military Diaper Bag | AddyLou Creates

The inside has five pockets total.  Two decent slip pockets and three elastic pockets.

I am very happy with how this Military inspired diaper bag came together.  And my cousin and her husband loved it!

It has received many 'likes' and 'I want-s' and 'Loves' without further ado.  It is now listed in the Etsy shop.

AddyLou Creates Etsy

It can be fully customized.  Even if you don't want the military diaper bag look, we can change it up to make it how you want it.  Feel free to contact me about a custom listing to fit your needs.

Hope you have enjoyed!  Like I said earlier, it's been crazy trying to get all this sewn with some other orders I will be posting about later.  So please forgive me.  I am hoping once we get back to our normal school schedule, I can be posting more often.

Thanks for reading!


A Mommy, Daddy and Baby Gift!

My really good friend Jana and her husband Kent are getting ready to have a baby!  I am super excited for them.  Their shower was a few weeks ago.  Miss E and I had a wonderful time.  I showed you here that I had some fabric and ribbon, and a some ideas for it.  Well here is what I came up with.  I loved how it all turned out!  I hope they did too!
Diaper Bag

Diaper clutch with enough room for a med sized package of wipes and 3-4 diapers depending on the size.

I filled that diaper bag full of goodies....
A Set of four burp cloths...

A flannel and cotton blanket with monkeys...(I loved the monkeys!)

A set of two bibs....

Four Pacifier clips...

 I also added....A package of diapers, a sleeper outfit and pacifiers.  
And yes it all fit into that bag with room to spare!
I can't wait for their little bundle of joy to arrive!  
Jana & Kent may your little family continue to be blessed!  Love you both!