kate spade diaper bag knock off

Pinterest is great for lots of things- not least of all, for sneaky present buying/making. It’s like one big, ready-made wish list.

With my sweet sister-in-law’s baby shower rapidly approaching, I noticed that the diaper bags she’s pinned are all pretty similar- neutral in color, striped (at least most of them), and purse-like.

After a quick trip to Ikea (for black and white striped fabric) and a few afternoons spent sewing, this Kate Spade diaper bag knock off was born.

I have to tell you, I am glad that there aren’t any new babies in my near future; I’d definitely be tempted to keep this baby bag (be still my stripe-loving, preppy, girly heart.)

Even better, I asked all of Tricia’s baby shower guests to bring a diaper bag (or purse) staple to the shower. Every diaper bag is better when brimming with fabulous essentials like a changing station, baby toys, and lip gloss, don’t you think?


  1. Dayna says

    you. are. amazing. seriously. i’d ask for a tutorial, but honestly, there is no way i would even attempt that!

    i love the idea of filling it too! i love gift “theme” for showers and have been wanting to do a diaper bag filled with goodies for a while.

    • Kirstin says

      Haha- Dayna, you could totally make one (bags are mostly straight lines- kind of time consuming but not difficult). I love that shower idea too!

  2. Sarah says

    What a great gift! With Christmas approaching I like idea of making a bag or two as gifts. Where do you buy your fasterners and fabric? Does Ikea sell fabric? I’ve struggled to find quality heavy duty fabric for bags and purses.

    • Kirstin says

      Hey Sarah! Ikea does have home decor weight fabric (I sprayed this one with Scotch Guard pretty good in order to add some waterproofing/protection). I also have used fabric from online (the last diaper bag I made, I used fabric.com for some wool). When I made a diaper bag for my sister, I used a shower curtain for the fabric.
      And I found the fasteners at JoAnn’s. :)
      Hope that helps (love the idea of making bags as Christmas presents).

    • Kirstin says

      Thanks Jill- people brought SUCH fun stuff (most of the guests aren’t mama’s yet, so they brought their favorite purse essentials- so fabulous!).

    • Kirstin says

      Thanks friend! As I was sewing, I was thinking about how you think bags are our signature item. :) Tricia loved this one which is the test of a good gift, right? :)


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