I have had a couple of friends, mostly pregnant with #2, ask me about my Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag lately. I have the "Boxy Backpack" and absolutely love this bag. Ryan gave it to me the Valentine's Day before our first child was born (he even picked out the print all by himself!) so it is just over three years and looks brand new.
The Petunia Picklebottom "Boxy Backpack" is so versatile - it can be a back pack (obviously), a messenger bag, or you can purchase the valet clips at an additional charge and it can attach to any stroller. There are two outside cup/bottle holders, with one inside as well. Inside the zipper there is a key hook, velcrozipper bag for small items like lip gloss and a whole ton of space. I can seriously fit a change of clothes for both girls, blankets, toys, snacks, baby food, wallet - I feel like my own personal Mary Poppins!The best part of the Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack is when you unzip the two front zippers, your changing pad and two pockets are there. This is brilliant because when you are out and about, you no longer have to dig through your entire bag to get to the diapers and wipes. It is quick and easy. The changing pad has velcro so it can easily be removed for washing. In fact, I just saw a friend that has put her entire bag through the washing machineseveral times and it looks like new (although with some of the fabric choices this might not be an option).So, to summarize, this bag is great. Versatile, huge without being bulky and very parent friendly. You can tell Petunia Picklebottom put a lot of thought into this design and it pays off to be the person with this bag on their shoulder.
My bag, although my pattern is now retired.