I’ve decided to make a Go Anywhere Bag by Noodlehead to use as a diaper bag.
(Image from Noodlehead blog)
I love all the pockets, and I think it’s big enough to function well as a diaper bag. If not, I can always use it as a purse, so it’s really a win-win situation. However, I’m having trouble deciding on the fabric. I’ve narrowed it down to four choices (all from my stash, I might add!).
The color isn’t great since I took these at night, when I actually had time to pull fabric out. On each stack, the bottom fabric in the pair would be the fabric used for the outside pockets. I tried to stick with darker colors on the outside so it wouldn’t show dirt too badly.
Option 1: Brown, orange/yellow, and pale blue. I love this fabric, but I’m not sure if it looks to old-ladyish on a purse.
Option 2: I also love this fabric combo, but I’m not sure if the rainbow print is too loud for a purse I would carry every day. It might be better suited to a summer purse, but I’m planning to start carrying this immediately.
Option 3: The color on this photo is bad—the top is orange and cream, and the bottom is a pretty aqua and navy. At first, this was my favorite. I think it looks modern and cheerful and like it could be a boy’s diaper bag (though I’m not too concerned that it’s boyish since I’ll be carrying it after all).
Option 4: This is also really starting to grow on me. The more I look at it, the better I like it. The bottom is a navy color, and the top fabric has navy accents, so coordinates well. I also have plenty of the floral print, so I could also use it for the lining.
Any opinions? I’d like to carry this potentially through all seasons as a diaper bag, but if I really like it well, I could always make another one with different colors for different seasons. I think it’s close enough to spring now to not worry about it looking too summery. Usually I’m pretty decisive when it comes to fabric, but this has me stumped. Help!