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Diaper Bags

Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place His hands on them and pray for them. (Matthew 19:13)




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Type of Fabric About 1 yard of heavy fabric such as quilted bedspreads.
Size of Fabric Cut one piece 20" by 40" for the bag. Cut one piece 20" by 20" for the pocket.
Strap Cut one 4" by 36" piece for the strap.

These bags will be used by women in prisons who have babies.

  • Provide for those who can not provide for themselves.
  • Contact: C. Garlisch

Diaper Bags Directions

  1. Finish off the edges of the lengths of the main section and the pocket. Surging may be done.
  2. Center pocket on the main section, wrong sides together. Stitch center of bottom of bag through both fabrics. Stitch through both pieces the opposite way, 6 inches from the edge on each side, to make divisions in the pocket.
  3. Fold the bag in half, right sides together, and stitch the sides.
  4. Flare out the bottom corners forming a triangle shape and sew across all thicknesses. This squares off the bottom of the bag.
  5. Fold down top edge 1 to 1 1/2 inches and stitch down the edge around the bag. You may want to finish the raw edge with serger or zig zag before securing.
  6. Sew the strap the long way with right sides together. Turn inside out. Finish the edges of the handle and attach to the top of the bag.