Baby To-Go Bags

One of my dear friends is having a baby boy soon, and I have been racking my brain to figure out what to give her. When I saw a version of these bags online, I knew I had found the perfect gift!

Those of you following me on Instagram might have seen this picture a few weeks ago giving you a sneak-peek of the bags.

All of you moms {and dads} understand the difficulty of wrangling little ones when it’s time to go somewhere…especially during those first few months. When you leave the house, every child needs what seems to be the whole house, including the kitchen sink! These Baby To-Go Bags are perfect for keeping everything you’ll need for an outing all in one place.

My friend has chosen a car/transportation nursery theme, and when I saw this adorable bedding from Tiddliwinks at Target, I knew I had to get it! Unfortunately, she already had a plan for the bedding, so I decided to use the crib sheet as fabric for the bags.

All I had to do was cut out the elastic and the corner seams. I ended up with a rectangular piece of fabric with the corners cut out. I then cut the rectangles for each bag. Since sheet fabric is so thin, I opted to double it up, giving each bag a lining. All I did was sew the bags together, and make a hem at the top.

To keep the bags closed, I added a long strip of Velcro to the inside.

I love how these turned out! I wish I had these when my little man was a baby!

Here’s what I put inside:

  • Romper & Matching Hat
  • Gumdrop Pacifier
  • 3 Size 1 Diapers
  • Baby Wipes
  • Pacifier Wipes

Now all my friend has to do when she’s leaving the house, is put a to-go bag or two in her baby bag and head out the door!

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  1. What a nice gift to give and make for someone. It will come in handy. Found you at Grow your blog. http://www.domesticallyseasoned.com

  2. What a wonderfully thoughtful gift! And how sweet that you even found the perfect fabric! :) I love the idea of having something all ready to go like this! I will have to keep this in my for my baby days someday!!!! You have one lucky friend, that is for sure! Thank you so much for sharing!!
    Jaime

  3. This is a great idea! We are expecting our second in March and I think this has just hit my sewing list of things I want to get done before the baby gets here!

  4. This is such a great idea! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations weekend.

  5. Maddie Davis says:

    These are great ! Thanks for the idea my daughter is due anytime, with my first granddaughter!

  6. dianaramblesdotcom says:

    Awesome!

  7. So cute and so handy! I am going to make some of these for baby gifts! Thanks for sharing such a fun idea!
    Jenna

  8. Great idea……..I have a new gr grandbaby coming in March. Should be able to do that by then?

  9. twelveoeightblog says:

    I love this idea!! Such a creative and thoughtful gift :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  10. Congrats! We’re featuring you today from last week’s Keep Calm & Link Up! See you tomorrow for the party…can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

    xo, Meredith
    http://www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com/2013/01/02/ten-projects-to-pin-this-week/

  11. Featuring YOU on Artsy Corner!

  12. These are amazing! Perfect for car and plane rides to entertain or keep essentials for you and your kids nearby.

  13. That is such a good idea! And, cute to boot! Thank you for sharing this at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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