I love getting promotional bags when I go to events. Sometimes large companies will reward customers with neat products like this bag. It came with a branded patch on it and luckily it was stitched and not glued to the bag. I actually got two bags and thought I would customize one and gift it to a dear friend who is expecting.
This is a really neat baby bag because the bottom zipper compartment is a cooler. The top netting area is large enough to hold lots of items. I think it would be perfect to hold bottles in the bottom. Diapers, wipes and a change of clothes will fit nicely in the top. Having airflow in the top is a great idea for baby items that might need a washing. You know babies go through lots of clothes. I first removed the branded patch and measured the stitching area.
I used my embroidery software to digitize a new patch with the baby's name and then my Echidna hooping station assisted with hooping. I did not use any stabilizer because the fabric of the bag had more than enough stiffness to it. Sometimes I will do this if I feel stabilizer is not needed.
The Mighty Hoop holds everything together very well. It is ready to load onto the embroidery machine.
The PolyPatch Twill from DIME is a perfect material to make this patch. It is already stabilized and this multipack has a lot of color choices. I did use white so it would match the trim of the bag.
Here is the end result and what a beautiful patch! I even added a cute butterfly in the corner of the design. It always amazes me to see simple embroidery designs elevate ready made items.
If you have embroidery software, you can create your own patches. I have a video below that shows how I digitized the patch and then the stitch out. Take a look at it to get inspired to customize your own bag. I hope you have enjoyed this post, share what you learn and are generous with what you create. Someone will appreciate your hard work.
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