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  Amy Butler AB036BI Birdie Sling


Amy Butler AB036BI
Amy Butler AB036BI

Images © Amy Butler

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BIRDIE SLING

This honey of a sling holds everything and it's easy to make! (Great for beginners.) Modern styling and dynamic proportions will make this one of your favorite carry-all bags!

Materials List


Allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric.

If using 44” wide light to mid-weight fabric
(ex. quilting fabric)

  • 1 1/8 yards for the Exterior
  • 1 1/8 yards of a coordinating fabric for the Bands and Handles
  • 1 1/8 yards of a 3rd coordinating fabric for the Lining
  • 3 1/2 yards of 20” wide woven fusible interfacing
    (we use SF-101 by Pellon®)


If using wide heavier mid-weight fabric
(ex. Amy's home dec weighti)

  • 5/8 yard for the Exterior
  • 1 1/8 yards of a coordinating fabric for the Bands and Handles
  • 1 1/8 yards of a 3rd coordinating fabric for the Lining
  • 3 yards of 20” wide woven fusible interfacing
    (we use SF-101 by Pellon®)


PLUS (for either weight fabric) you'll need:

  • 1/2 yard of 44” wide fusible fleece
    (we use fusible Thermolam Plus® by Pellon®)
  • 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread
    (we use Coats Dual Duty Plus®)


Finished size: 28” tall including Handles x 18” wide

TOOLS NEEDED: Scissors, Iron and Ironing board, Straight pins, Ruler / Tape measure, Scotch tape™, Hand sewing needle, Chalk pencil, Tracing paper, Pressing Ham or Rolled towel, Pressing cloth, and Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors).

All fabrics shown are from Amy's MIDWEST MODERN™ collection by Rowan. Fabric used on the front cover image is ab32 fuchsia / fresh poppies and ab26 moss / martini. Project in photo below the cover image is made with ab32 green / fresh poppies and ab26 green / martini.

 

Member Reviews
photo Highly Recommend
Pattern Description: Birdie Sling - tote bag Pattern Sizing: OS Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Very easy to make! Fabric Used: Co
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heathergwo

10/1/13
photo Highly Recommend
Pattern Description: This honey of a sling holds everything and it's easy to make! (Great for beginners.) Modern styling and dynamic proportions will make this one of your favorite carry-all bags! Pattern Sizing: One size. It is a pretty big bag. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern
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Stacie Thinks
star
6/19/12
photo Easy & Great for Beginners
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes Were the instructions easy to follow? Considering I am a complete novice sewer, the instructions were extremely clear. I have never sewn pleats or a gusset before and was able to do this by following
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ukmuminusa

1/22/12
photo Would NOT Recommend
Pattern Description: Oversize bag. Pattern Sizing: One size Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, with modifications Were the instructions easy to follow? Not really. The instructions on this pattern are verbose and can be confusi
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rooskie

1/12/12
photo Highly Recommend
Pattern Description: This honey of a sling holds everything and it's easy to make! (Great for beginners.) Modern styling and dynamic proportions will make this one of your favorite carry-all bags! Pattern Sizing: One size fits all, but it is a big bag. Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pa
more...

Stacie Thinks
star
9/17/11

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