Friday, November 4, 2011

A finish for little ol' me

During a trip down to Bend, Oregon I picked up a pattern for Amy Butler's Birdie Sling.  I saw one in real life and fell in la-la-love and knew that I needed one.

Yeah that trip was over 6 months ago.  I slowly started gathering the fabrics.  Finally 2 weeks ago I cut into these fabrics.  And this my wonderful past Tuesday I finished this baby!
Birdie Sling

Joel Dewberry fabrics make me giddy.

Birdie Sling - topstitching detail
Look at that top-stitching.  I did all the finishing touches!  Ahhhh!

I loved adding all of these fabrics. I had brief moments of frustration so I consulted this lovely tutorial with lots o' photos. ♥

I even added buttonholes for the magnetic strips as found here in this tutorial.  My first attempt at a machine buttonhole on this machine and they are lovely.  You just have to trust me :)

Birdie Sling - Small Pocket

I pretty much followed the directions on all of this except the large pocket. I created a HUGE pocket instead of the divided pocket.

Birdie Sling - Large Pocket

This lovely bag is huge. Can you believe that I couldn't find it at lunch.  I kept asking my fella if he could see my bag.  He didn't realize what I as asking for.  Finally as I found it he said oh "YOUR GIANT BAG"  Yeah honey, my giant bag.

It's perfect.  Especially for my two trips coming up.  My first trip is this weekend to show off my mad sewing skills with my girlfriends.  And my next trip is to Baltimore.  Do you know how many knitting projects can fit in this giant bag!  Whoop!


  1. You bag is GORGEOUS!!! I love the fabrics you used. I was just thinking that it would be a great knitting bag!!!!! I'm going to check out the pattern now :)

  2. Oh, I love how it turned out! I have some scraps of those Joel Dewberry fabrics - they certainly make a lovely bag!

  3. Gorgeous! I really need to make a new purse one of these days... I'll have to keep that one in mind! Great job!

  4. Well done! You chose really great fabrics!
    I made this same Birdie Sling for my sister a couple of years ago... and you're right, its HUGE! She keeps her photo albums in it (she's a photographer) so it works well for her. And I imagine you can keep a LOAD of knitting projects in it for sure! I think I may make myself one someday too! ;-)

  5. That's gorgeous! I love the weekender, but it's nice to see someone making any AB bag that isn't the weekender.

    Was it hiding under something? I can understand my big brown purse getting lost, but that is bright! Not that I don't love bright, bright's just hard to miss!

  6. It's wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh it's fab, I love those colours :o) Not entirely sure how you can lose something that colour though... ;o)

  8. You did an amazing job! I love it. I don't know that I'd make that specific bag, but you did a wonderful job. =)

  9. Such a cute bag! All the fabrics looks so fantastic together!

  10. I say it is an excellent bag for a zoo adventure or a walk to the park with K. Handy diaper bag!
    Love, Lou
    ps. Your skills ARE MAD!!

  11. What a stunning bag love the fabrics

  12. Very Very nice! I can't imagine not being able to see it - the color is wonderfully bright - my favorite kinds!! Where did you find it?


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