Sunday, November 25, 2012

Birdie Sling

Sewing one of my favorite patterns

If you are a regular  blog reader of Susie's Sunroom, you will probably notice that I like to make a few  things A LOT! 
 (It is NOT an addiction.... it is an AFFINITY :)  )

Besides mug rugs,  I love to make purses and totes.  One of my favorite patterns  to make is the Birdie Sling,  an Amy Butler Pattern.   This is a stylish and fun tote bag, that can be used as a purse, too. 

The Birdie Sling pattern   by Amy Butler
Today's sling was made for my  cousin.  She mentioned to me that she liked the sling I had made for her sister, in the fall.  (This one, in black and white and PINK!  , seen below.)

Black and White and  PINK  Birdie Sling

  After showing her  some different fabric options, she chose this vibrant  assortment of fabrics.   I loved her choice!  (Note:   Poppies  are from a line  by,  made in 2007.)
Poppies   by

Poppies by
I added a black fabric  , with dots of gold ,  made by Bark Sackel for, 2010, which was in my stash.

First peek... the  gold  fabric lining,  with a  big pocket inside

I added a cell phone slot for easy access , in the big pocket,  and a zippered lining pocket on the other side.

I customized her bag further,  by adding  the zippered lining pocket, the magnet snaps for some closure , and her monogram.

This sling bag has fun pleats on the front and back, and  is roomy inside.  I just love its curvy shape! 

"See  my gold lining  and my curves?"

K  monogram
She really likes her  "Poppies"  Birdie Sling.  I think the colors go perfectly  with her dark brown hair, and her personality!   

Now, I need to focus on making a few more items for a bazaar.  On this  Saturday,  I will be selling items with Maxine!  Where is the time going??.....

I'm off to my sewing room!

PS   Have you thought about joining us in the  Across The Pond Sew Along?
If you are too busy,  maybe join up in December or January..... it's never too late!

PPS    I have linked my sling bag on to Can I get a Whoop Whoop on Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  This is a fun blog to check out lots of beautiful projects!  Hop on over to look at them.


  1. Lovely bag! So nice to have people appreciate your gorgeous handmade goodies! You did a great job on this one!

    Good luck with the market sewing! I hope you make lots of sales!

    1. Thanks! I am trying to have a lot of small items... they seem to sell better during this economy.

  2. Looking great! I have just changed my name again...from Lamy to Kamy! ;)

  3. I love your bag, Susie. I really like the birdie sling pattern but once again, I'm a little shy about attempting one. Wish I could visit the bazaar.....I'd be sure to pick up a few things!

  4. Lovely bags. The pattern looks great. I like the bid K.

  5. Very pretty as usual. My favorite is the black and white one.

  6. Oh how I love this bag! I may have to get that pattern. I LOVE how you personalized it. Perfect!!!


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