* reversible sling bag

Posted on January 2nd, 2009 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

New year, new bag.  I’ve been wanting something with a long enough strap to go cross-ways.  Fabrics are a “tapestry” from Urban Outfitters I got crazy on sale a few weeks ago and charcoal wool felt.  Pattern is the Margaret Sling by oh fransson.  It’s a well-done pattern, though the strap is maybe a little too wide for my taste.  The only mistake I made was not noticing that the seam allowance is supposed to be slightly larger on the lining, which turned out to be a fortuitous error, as you’ll see below.

The pattern includes interior patch pockets, which I made from the flower repeats in the fabric.  Well, after putting the whole thing together, I like the inside-out version better!

The button is vintage.  iirc, I got it at an antiques store in Ithaca, NY.

8 Responses to “reversible sling bag”

  1. carolynswafford Says:

    That is seriously cute! Great job!!!

  2. Helen Says:

    That is so very cute, I love the green :)

  3. Becket Says:

    What a wonderful job! I love it both ways. Maybe the charcoal for winter and green side for spring? simply wonderful.

  4. futuregirl Says:

    I love the inside out, too! Although they are both great. UO has the best prints. :)

  5. Mindy Says:

    Adorable and great for spring!

  6. Rima Aranha Says:

    Your bag is so cute! Love the colors..and the button.

  7. Rauna Nauta Says:

    i would like too start ordering sling handbag patterns!!!!


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