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Fun and Free Bag Pattern! Make the Sling Bag!

by Beth Cooper

Free pattern alert! This free sling bag pattern is one of our most requested patterns at Nancy’s Notions! This 5 Fat Quarter Sling Bag is a great bag pattern for beginners or experienced sewists who are looking for a fast project.

It only takes 5 fat quarters to make sling bag and the finished bag measures 12 1/2″ x 25″ (includes the strap). This is a classic Nancy’s Notions pattern from years ago, but because it is so popular, we are celebrating it again!

The awesome thing about this sling bag pattern is that is so fun to make that you may want to consider making them as gifts or gift bags. Who wouldn’t love one one these? Tuck a little candy inside and voila! You have a great gift for a friend. Imagine using fabric featuring your friend’s favorite ball team or fabric featuring kittens for that cat-lover friend of yours. Christmas fabric for Christmas gifts, floral fabric for that friend that loves her garden, the list goes on and on…

This bag is made using only five fat quarters. Five. That’s it. Fat quarters are so fun to collect and this is a great excuse to buy those fat quarters you have been eyeing. (You know you have!)

This is a free pattern and you can get the free sling bag download by just clicking here:

Looking for some adorable fabric for that 5 Fat Quarter Sling Bag? Check out this Saturday Stash Tula Pink Fruity Fat Quarter Bundle! This just screams summer fun! You can find this bundle on Missouri Star Quilt Co. or just click here!
Want to make a cute sling bag for your child or grandchild to tote around their toys? Check out this adorable 5 piece Safari Central fat quarter bundle! So cute! You can find it at Missouri Star Quilt Co. or click here!

Missouri Star Quilt Co. has a large selection of 5 fat quarter bundles that are perfect for this free sling bag pattern. Click here to shop for fat quarters!

If you decide to make a sling bag or two, be sure to send in pictures and tell us all about it and you may be picked to be featured on Sew & Tell on Nancy’s Notions! Each week we pick one Sew & Tell entry and one Quilt & Tell entry to be featured. Who knows? You may be next! Click here to learn all about Sew & Tell and how to submit your entry.

Be sure to check out our Nancy’s Notions Homepage, where you can find links to over 60 different categories of sewing and quilting topics! That’s over 400 articles! Click here!

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28 days ago

Love all the patterns!

28 days ago

Could you please post more pictures of this bag because it’s really hard to tell what this bag looks like. Pics of the inside would be helpful too. Thanks!