Monday 6 August 2012

From K - A birdie sling

One of the items on my Summer Sewing Hit List that I was most on the fence about starting was my personal challenge to myself to "sew something without straight lines". Amanda made me a birdie sling bag last year and I completely adore it. It's the perfect size to carry a work laptop, or use as a gym bag, or just as a general tote around town.

I have wanted a second sling ever since I fell in love with my first one, but sewing a real pattern honestly made me a bit woozy. This weekend I tackled my fear and I have to say it turned out not too bad. I must admit Amanda's version was better executed but I'll get better with time ;)

I'm pleased as peaches that this project can be scratched off my list and overall I'm glad I conquered a rare feat of pattern sewing for myself. Perhaps the best part of sewing up this bag though was that I reminded myself that I really am not all that into pattern sewing. Amy's pattern was simple, straight forward and easy to use, but I think I'll stick to straight line quilt tops for a while longer.

Surprise surprise, the focal fabric used for this bag is another Anna Maria Horner print from Loulouthi (I can't get enough AMH!). The secondary exterior fabric is a print from Jason Yenter's Legendary Basics collection and the lining is a vibrant print from Lotta Jansdotter's Echo line.

I can't wait to fill this bag up and take it on a spin around town.

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