Thanks for following along here on my blog. It’s been almost 12 years since I started blogging! So thank you for being here and welcome to the Sandhill Sling Complete Sew-along!
I’m excited today to share the Sandhill Sling complete sew-along with you! This sew along wrapped up last month (Mar. ’21) and it was a blast sharing videos and information that will help you complete your sling! Even some fun extras, too!
I’ve been using my Sandhill for over a year now and I’m not ready to switch over to a different style bag yet. I love being able to take what I need on walks and hikes. It’s been great to be hands free and still bring the basics!
It’s so interesting to hear from fellow sewists who’ve made their own Sandhills and what they bring with, it’s kind of fun to know what fits! Be sure to check out the #sandhillsling hashtag on Instagram for loads of amazing slings!
Did you know that the Sandhill Sling was named after a local bird, the Sandhill Crane? I think the name is quite fitting with the style of bag. The long neck of the crane reminds me of the sling’s strap connector and strap in a round about sort of way. I’ve taken two trips to the International Crane Foundation with my daughter’s on their field trips. Cranes are amazing birds! If you’re ever in Wisconsin, check it out! Sandhill Cranes are a very common sighting in the Mississippi River valley where I live, and we frequently encounter them in the backwaters of our local lake. They make really cool sounds!
This post is available now to make the sew-along accessible to anyone who needs it. Even though the sew-along isn’t currently happening, you can still follow along at whatever pace you need, whenever you need it!
Links to the Sew-along
Below are the links to the newsletters that went out weekly as part of the sew-along:
- Sandhill Sling pattern available in my shop
- Webbing/Hardware Kit available here (available in 4 color combinations
- Zipper Kit for View A here
- Zipper for View B here
- 1.5″-wide webbing available by-the-yard available here
Hope you have a wonderful week!