DIY Examples

DIY - Onbag Classic and Onbag Baby

Aren't these just lovely!?

This clever lady has rolled the hems outward to show the lovely lining fabric, and she's done a matching 'Classic' and 'Baby'.

I think they both look great!

"So, I finally got fabric (with my Bday money) and the courage (I'm still pretty new to sewing and usually have my mom help) and made my OnBag & OnBag Baby. I did mess up on the big one...

Brenda's DIY Onbags - Classic and Baby

Brenda has made two Onbags - a Classic and a Baby, out of the same 3.5yrds!

I really love the lining she's chosen, I have a bit of a thing for stripes!

Onbag Labels...

I am introducing a new labelling system for Onbags, you will now be able to tell from the colour of the tag what sort of Onbag you are looking at!


Red Labels - will indicate that this is a DIY Onbag. I will be offering these as a finishing touch to your DIY bag - along with the instruction leaflet and a nicely formatted set of instructions.

Lisa's Butterfly DIY Onbag...

Lisa has used a beautiful vintage brocade lining with a black cotton drill outer.

I love the applique butterfly she's added to the front flap.

Lisa is planning on making a Mei-Tai to match, I'll post pictures soon!

Lisa's DIY Onbag

Lisa has done a beautiful job with her bag - look at that great Marimekko flower on the front! And she says she's never really sewn anything before - hard to believe!

Linda's DIY Onbag...


Linda is the latest to brave the Onbag DIY challenge!

She has used two of Ikea's lovely fabrics to create her bag - I particularly like the lining.

It looks to me as if Linda has played with the pattern a bit - I think she has decided against the rolled hems, and has added a red accent to the front of the flap...

I've been promised some action shots in due course!

Liz's DIY Onbag

This is Liz's new DIY Onbag - isn't it lovely!?

She's used black canvas for the outer and a lovely swirly white-on-black ironwork design for the lining... but here is the clever bit: she's lined most of the bag in plain black but 'tipped' the ends of the straps with patterned fabric.

Krista's DIY Onbag - Stripes!

This is Krista's rather lovely DIY Onbag! This makes me think of beaches and sunny days.

She says:
"I have never really sewed anything more than a hem.
I made it out of an old sofa throw that is a heavy 100% cotton and very similar in weave to a German weave wrap.
Can you see how well I managed to line up the stripes!
I didn't line it - but did manage to put in all three interior pockets and two side pockets.

Free Pattern - Onbag Baby

The method for the Onbag Baby is almost exactly the same as for the Onbag Classic.  A section is included in the DIY Onbag pattern which tells you how to adapt it to make the 'Baby'.  But in brief:

Christa's DIY Onbag

Christa has come up with quite a striking design.

The purple and white are accented with embroidery details and I think I spotted a little extra pocket for a phone in her post on The Babywearer!

Well done Christa, and thank you for sharing!

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