Sunday, April 10, 2011

Birdie Sling

Well, I've been making things while I was working on the new space. The new store needed some fresh samples to display. This Birdie Sling bag is the newest one I've made and my second one to make from the same pattern. The first one didn't even make it here before it was sent to Japan last year. For this one, I used heavy weight canvas for both the exterior and lining so I had a choice of fusing them with interfacing or leaving them without it. I still fuse heavy weight cotton depending on the style of the bag. But, for this bag, I thought it would be okay without it if I used heavy weight cotton. And I was feeling lazy too. Cutting and fusing the pieces for a bag this size, it would easily take more than an hour. But, the band and the handle are made of a regular medium cotton and fused. I cut some of the pieces at the shop, and I sewed six and a half hours straight that night to finish. I love the way it turned out. This pattern is very well written and easy to follow. I've been always a square bag girl, but this is really cute. My son even looked away from his computer monitor and looked at the bag, and gave me a compliment. If you have a teenage boy, you know how they are. No attention to anything but video games. So this is really good and he meant it :-)


  1. I love it, and I walked by your window Sunday morning, to show it to someone. Can't wait to make one of my own!