To be truly free to travel with our babies, a good bag is as essential as a good sling. The Onbag has been designed to use alongside your chosen carrier, enabling you to get out and about.

Jesca's Applique Onbag

Jesca has been kind enough to send me these beautiful action shots of her DIY Onbag Classic.

She used a wool blend material for the outer bag, with a black acrylic lining. She says that the bag is 'a relatively heavy, but sturdy bag, good for daily use.'

Jesca added some lovely appliqué - four large and striking butterflies - one on the front, one on the back, and one on each strap.

Action Shots

Please send me your action shots! Email me at sarah@onbag.co.uk

Kerstin's Appliqué DIY Onbag Classic

Kerstin has made a beautiful Onbag Classic with a really striking fabric for the lining and for a contrasting front panel. She has added a lovely appliquéd design on the front, and I think at the end of the straps. 

If I'm seeing it right then I think she's done elasticated tops to her side pockets - which is very handy for drinks, and also an outside mobile phone pocket.

Jolanda's Jim-Bag...


Cuddly Jim - you've got to love him! Here you can see him as a fantastic, customised Onbag Baby.

Jolanda chose a soft aubergine taffeta to bring out Jim's glamorous side, and chose a sling pouch for those 'now-I-want-to-walk' moments.

The front pocket is fastened with a snap, but the flap uses the standard Velcro fastening.

Mirjam's modified Onbag Baby

"Thank you so much for offering your DIY instructions for download. I used them for making an Onbag baby and I really love your design.
I tweaked the original design a bit. The side pockets are wider than the bag and elasticated on top with a box fold in the bottom so you can put more in (perfect for hats, gloves, tommee tippee cups).

The perils of being a work-at-home-mum...

I love what I do here but I'm still a mum first and at the moment we're having a run-in with 'fifth' disease. My poor boys aren't well at all so I'm taking a short break from work, please forgive me if I'm a bit slow in responding to your query or in getting your order off...

Best wishes, S.

Kristin's DIY Bag - Bias Tape Variation


This is Kristin's DIY Onbag - she chose lovely natural colours and a leafy lining to match.

Kristin decided to skip the zipped back pocket and found the rolled hem a little daunting (not the first I don't think!). So she modified my pattern to use bias tape instead.

You can see the original thread on The BabyWearer here.

Claire's Bag


I was in such a rush to get this off before I went away that I didn't take any photos! Such a shame because it is a beautiful bag :)

Still, the lovely Claire sent me a couple of action shots so all is not lost!

The bag has a chocolate brown, beautifully soft, cotton drill outer and a wonderfully bright Ferrari-red taffeta lining.

Onbag Special Editions

Coming soon to your favourite store...

With Hoppediz Florence for the outer fabric and beautiful two-tone taffeta for the lining these Special Edition Onbags are quite extra-ordinary!

Onbag Originals - Heather's Print!

The print on this bag was designed in close consultation with Heather - by me!

We started with a virtual 'scrapbook' of the designs and motifs she liked, then I came up with a series of designs, tweaking them each time, until we had a pattern she was happy with. You can see the design process in more detail here. Note as well the rather snazzy new black Onbag Custom label!

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