New Pattern! Sandhill Sling

Sandhill Sling Sewing Pattern - Noodlehead

Sandhill Sling – View A (zippered front pocket)

Happy Friday everyone! I’m so happy to introduce you to my newest pattern, the Sandhill Sling. This pattern has been many months in the making and I’m happy to finally be able to share it with you. I began working on this pattern last summer (2019) and have been plugging along ever since.

Sandhill Sling Sewing Pattern - Noodlehead

Two views to sew: one zippered front pocket, the other a patch pocket with flap!

Sandhill Sling Sewing Pattern - Noodlehead

I am so excited to see what you make using this pattern! I’ll have a few blog posts that I’ll be sharing in the next few weeks, so I hope you will find that inspiring as well (including photos from my testers!). I’ve been loving using mine. It’s great for hiking and biking. I carry things to and from work and on the trail (snacks, dog leash, phone, keys and the like). For the few times I’ve been out running errands I like having it for my mask and hand sanitizer, too. I’ve been told by a few testers that it’s surprisingly roomy! It is compact enough but not too obtrusive. The other thing is that I think it’s fun to sew! If you’re comfortable sewing with zippers (if you’ve sewn a few zippered pouches and feel ready to up your skills, I think this is a great next step. If you consider yourself an advanced beginner I think you can tackle this bag!

Click here to purchase, grab your copy today through Monday (Oct 12th at 10pm CST) for 20% off!


I love a list of features, so here you go:

  • two fun views to sew! Choose a zippered front pocket (View A) or a patch pocket with flap (View B)
  • large interior pocket
  • zip top closure keeps your important belonging secure
  • adjustable strap
  • perfect for carrying your everyday needs without getting in the way
  • two short videos included for getting those finishing details just right!
    Sandhill Sling Sewing Pattern - Noodlehead

    Sandhill Sling – View B (patch pocket with flap)

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Today through Monday (October 12th 10pm CST) pick up your copy for 20% off!

Pattern: Sandhill Sling Pattern
Fabrics: featuring Big Sur Canvas by Robert Kaufman Fabrics  (I ordered mine from Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics) in Canyon Brown and Blue Green and the linings are Perennial by Sarah Golden (Andover Fabrics). I ordered mine from Home Ec Workshop and Algea from my Driftless fabric collection (Robert Kaufman Fabrics).

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(* instructions are included for making your own strap from fabric, too! Just add 1/4 yard to the exterior fabric requirement (or feel free to grab a different fabric, too), notes and further information is in the pattern).

And I wanted to also share that for the first time, I’m including links to two short videos to help with some of the finishing steps. They are linked within the PDF instructions and I hope you’ll find them useful! I’m also contemplating some longer format videos or a possible sew-along for this sling, but I’ve got a few deadlines to wrap up before the end of the year, so I’ll keep in touch and will let you know here on my blog.


10 thoughts on “New Pattern! Sandhill Sling

  1. Kelly Husmann Farrow says:

    LOVE!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. Jean says:

    The Sandhill Sling is WONDERFUL!

  3. Diane Delille says:

    Ohhh I’m loving it! It’s so cute! Great hands free bag..I’m going to make this for my Daughter who has a young baby.

  4. Norma says:

    Love this, making it for my grandkids

  5. Tammy says:

    Beautiful and useful design.

  6. Tennille says:

    OMG!! I’m so excited about this pattern. I was just getting ready to make a similar one but it is much more complicated so I’m hesitant to start. This is the perfect alternative. Do you happen to know if it will fit an iPad? Can’t wait to make one of these for myself and one for the hubs.



  8. Really enjoying making two of these for my boyfriend’s daughters! Instructions are very clear, and the first video was helpful. Unfortunately, YouTube says the second video noted in the pattern is unavailable? Would be great to have a sewalong (like with Pepin Tote) when you have the time and inclination! Thank you, Anna!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Michele, Glad to hear you enjoyed making them for gifts! Not sure why the video wasn’t allowing you to access it. Try copying and pasting it into your search bar. If you need any additional help please email us using the contact page, thank you! 🙂

  9. DONNA CHUSTZ says:

    Has this been made in vinyl? If so, how would you modify the shoulder connector to the vinyl strap without all the bulk?

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