Thursday, October 6, 2011


Eh? What is that? WELL for those of you not in the know, Ju-Ju-Be is a brand of handbags, backpacks etc, they are specially designed with Mom's in mind and make absolutely fantastic baby bags. They use space in an efficient and practical manner that just makes a busy Mom happy, you don't have to think about fitting all the nonsense in your bag or finding it later, it's easy and intuitive.

ANYWAY as I am not a paid spokesperson for them i'll leave it at that and continue onto why we all should care :) These bags have a cult following, people LOVE them, the prints and styles are only around for a short period of time. There are people that can customize your bag, and the change pads are cannibalized for parts!

That's where we start today. My Sister-in-Law is... enthusiastic... about these bags, she has a few of them and loves them to death. I personally have two, a BFF in Cobalt Blossoms and a beQuick in Champagne Bubbles (gift from SiL). 

Tiny small Ju-Ju-Be pouches
She purchased a pile of scraps, by scraps I mean tiny pieces of the fabric the bag/change pads are made of.   In a variety of colors that were in no relation to each other.   (I really wish I had a "before" photo...)  I had on hand flannel to line the bags; I love a soft flannel lining it's extremely versatile.  After making regular style pouches, I tried sewing/clipping off the corners to make more of a "boxy" look. This is still in development, but I'm very happy with the results. All in all I made six bags, and I have some fabric left over for one possibly two more. The scraps are small and since the fabric is so stiff it can't be patched together as neatly as quilting cotton.

With the exception of the tiny Blue Bouquet that SiL kept for herself :)  The remaining bags are FOR SALE!!  Hooray!

Go get em in my Etsy shop!

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