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The Spring Sling

from Emmaline Bags & Patterns
(9) Name: 'Sewing : The Spring Sling
The Spring Sling
The Spring Sling
The Spring Sling
The Spring Sling

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Machine quilting
  • Use rotary cutter, ruler, mat
  • Attach Bias Tape single fold binding

Pattern Description:

The Spring Sling bag is a quilted, barrel shaped bag, that will appeal to both traditional & modern quilters, and bag makers alike. This will look wonderful either in bright spring colours, or rich jewel tones with a dark main fabric. It's easy, fun, and very fast to make up.

The finished bag will have a zipper pocket, that creates a second "divider pocket", bag straps attached through grommets, and an adjustable cross-body strap.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate to advanced sewer. Pattern instructions are provided in both imperial and metric.

Fabric and Interfacing:
1 Yd. (1 m) quilting cotton or linen for bag exterior, straps and binding
0.75 Yd. (0.75 m) quilting cotton for bag lining and zipper pocket
22 mini charm squares OR 22 mixed scraps of 2.5" (6.5 cm) squares for the patchwork panel on the front flap
12" x 36" (30.5 cm x 91.5 cm) byAnnie's Soft and Stabletm (This size is available HERE, or alternatively, you can use automotive headliner foam. You could also layer one layer of fusible light/medium interfacing combined with fusible needled fleece, such as Pellon Thermolam Plus over top, this may not provide as much firmness and shape to your bag.)
0.5 Yd. (0.5 m) light fusible interfacing for zipper pocket
1.5" x 1.5" (38 mm x 38 mm) scrap fusible Peltex or heavy stabilizer or interfacing

Bag Hardware, Notions & Tools:
(1) 12" (30 cm) or longer zipper (Nylon, closed end)
(1) "Spring Sling Hardware Kit" or
- (1) Small turn lock (purse lock)
- (1) 1" (25 mm) adjustable strap slider
- (2) 1" (25 mm) rectangular rings
- (2) 1" (25 mm) or larger oval grommets
Zipper foot for sewing machine
Erasable marking pen
Coordinating thread for quilting
Neutral thread for piecing
Clear drying instant adhesive glue for fabrics, crafts & metals, such as Beacon 3-in-1
Rotary cutter, mat, and rulers, 1 with a clear 45 degree line
Sewing machine walking foot for quilting

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Width: 11" (28 cm), Height: 7" (18 cm), Depth: 3" (7.6 cm)

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