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A0 print shop format. 25 pages A4/letter tiled for home printing. 16 page instruction book.

Bag size: 25 x 25 x 13cm

Sling - BO3058

The Sling can be soft and unstructured, or smart and sharp, depending on your fabric choice. It has long straps which can be made to be long, short or adjustable.


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With this pattern you will learn how to successfully fit a large facing to a curved bag shape, and make a clean. crisp edge on the curve at the top of the bag. You will also learn how to stabilise the wide base of the bag, and how to vary the zip pocket style.

Bag size: 25 x 25 x 13cm
Strap Length is Variable

Design Variations

This Sling Bag is made
with printed cotton
drill and applique and
machine embroidery
A light floral cotton
version has been
embellished with
handmade fabric roses.

The straps are
simply tied together
at the top.

This bag is made using
medium-light interfacing.
It is a softly
structured bag
with a template plastic base.

A large o-ring is
added to the strap
(you could also place
rings on BOTH sides!)

This bag is made using
medium-heavy interfacing
to give structure to
the light cotton fabric.

The base is made
with Fast2Fuse.

Vary the strap length by changing the placement of the buttons. Buttons can be functional (with buttonholes) or decorative (just sew the straps together and sew a button over the top.
These bags all have free machine embroidered embellishments - instructions are not included with patterns but Ncole Mallalieu occasionally runs workshops in this technique.  Join the Mailing List or watch the BLOG for updates.

    BO3058 - Sling

    You will need:

    120cm x 115cm medium weight, woven fabric

    80cm x 115cm OR 90cm light-medium weight iron-on interfacing

    30cm x 115cm OR 90cm lining fabric

    1 x 19mm magnetic catch

    Sheet of template (stencilling) plastic or 15cm VILENE S520 or Fast2Fuse for the bag base.
    (See Tips and Tutorials for making a bag bases)


    120cm x 115cm light- medium weight iron-on interfacing (if you want to interface the entire bag)

    20cm zip for the inside zip pocket

    Buttons for the strap

    Purse Feet