This changing bag was for a very special boy and the most important thing was to have a pocket for his favourite toy. It also had to be big enough to carry everything needed for a trip out, waterproof lining and definitely lots of colour. Throughout the design process, we talked about different ways to stimulate the senses. There are aspects that very tactile, the colours will appeal to the eyes and the velcro, not only is very tactile, it makes interesting sounds.
The changing bag is quite large, but very lightweight. I've used Bosal In R Foam for the wadding which will mean that the bag will soften over time and with washing, but will still keep it's structure. There is a small amount of quilting in places to give added strength and to keep the layers of fabric in place. With no internal pockets, there is plenty of room to pack everything needed for a day out, including the matching snack bag that was made to go with it. The bag is washable so I made it so that the strap could be removed and it's easily adjustable.
The whole bag was built around one very special purpose. A special toy needed somewhere safe to stay on days out. Mum sent me little man's favourite Mr Tumble and he has own purpose built pocket. He has been secured with some stitches, but I’ve done it in such a way that they can easily be removed at a later date if needed. This Mr Tumble talks too. He frightened the live out of me when I took him out of the envelope, I pulled him out and he spoke! It wasn't what I expected. I do wonder if he spoke on his journey bag to startle an unexpecting postman.