I went to our local Lincraft this morning in search of inspiring fabric. Turns out the store is about 90% crafting stuff and very little fabric choice. The two smaller stockists of quilting fabrics in our town didn't have anything that floated my boat either... then it occurred to me to check out the soft furnishings section. Voila... cushion covers!
I'd been wanting to try these Nappy Wallets for a little while, and the tutorial was so quick and easy. The grey printed one is mine and the other is for a bogue I know. They came up pretty nice I think, even though I lined mine with minkee and having worked with that fabric many times you would think I'd have remembered that it's not the easiest to combine with a woven fabric. Mine has one toddler and one baby nappy in it (with room for more actually) and the other side I divided into two pockets for travel wipes and hand sanitiser. Nice yes?
I also made myself a tote bag. Note to self, patterns exist for a reason and the laws of physics still apply. Thinking about how something will work is not necessarily an indication that it will! That said after some unpicking and cursing (and yes I lined a bag with minkee... wanna make something of it?) I'm pretty happy with it. It has an internal pocket for my phone and purse and will fit the nappy wallet beautifully.