Amy Butler, Sewing Pattern, Gypsy Sling
This is my new favorite Sling Bag! Instructions include both leather and fabric strap options and can be made up in quilting or home decor weight fabrics and it's super roomy silhouette is perfect for showcasing your favorite print. Fun and easy to make and styled for the modern Gypsy in you!
INTERFACING / NOTIONS NEEDED
20” wide fusible woven interfacing - I use Shape Flex® SF-101 from Pellon®
Please check the chart above for the amount required. Make sure you pre-wash the interfacing following the manufacturer's instructions.
1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread - I use my Premium Threads from Rowan
1 spool of Button and Carpet thread (I use Coats brand.)
2 leather belt straps - 3/4” wide x 41” long x 1/8” thick or one 1 1/2” wide x 1/8” thick leather belt, split lengthwise using a Strap Cutter.
NOTE: In place of the leather straps, an Optional fabric strap may be made with the given yardage.
Scissors, Straight pins, Chalk pencil, Iron and Ironing board, Pressing cloth, Measuring tape or ruler, 1 Standard hand-sewing needle, 1 Large-eyed hand-sewing needle, 1 pkg. of sewing machine needles (size 90/14), Turning tool (such as a closed pair of scissors), Nail and hammer, Large safety pin (for Optional Fabric Strap)
23" wide x 15" tall (excluding strap)
Care Instructions: Increase the longevity of your fabrics by hand washing, or on a gentle cycle in cold water with like colors using a fragrance free, non-chlorinated detergent. Dry your fabric on a low/medium cycle or line-dry.