Friday, August 05, 2011

A doggy (diaper) bag

During our walks, we had been using an old fabric lunch bag to tote Bennett's necessities (extra leash, plastic bags, treats, water cup and water, tennis balls, Chuckit!). But it was unwieldy (especially with a non-compliant dog) and had pastel strips.

With a soft burlap (is that possible?) thrifted fabric, a slouchy messenger bag was created. It is basically a flat bottom rectangle with side straps. The placement of the straps allow the top to flop over for a simple closure.

There are french seams throughout for a neat finish.

My youngest gave immediate approval, stating it looks "urban". Yup, no one wants to look like a preschooler when dog walking. Hopefully this will translate to an immediate positive response to the constant request of "Bennett needs to go potty" (rather than "I did it last time").

My favorite feature is the extra wide D-ring loop where the Chuckit! can insert through. Yeah, no more flopping out of the bag!

I love the printed selvage so it was converted into the adjustable shoulder strap so the bag can accommodate the entire family :)