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.
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!
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!
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).
Looking for supplies?
- Hardware kit available here (antique brass and nickel)
- Zipper kit for View A (two zippers) OR zipper for View B (one zipper)
- 1 1/2″-wide cotton webbing (you’ll need1 1/2 yards)* see note below
(* 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.