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This Handmade Sling Bag is Adorable!

by Beth Cooper

Sewist’s Name: Debi Humphrey from Rapid City, South Dakota

Type of Project: Bag

Pattern: Original Design

Featured Date: 02-7-24

Hello! I’m Debra and I made a sling bag that I’d like to show you.  I don’t know the name of the fabric; it’s some fabric I bought about 20 years ago.  I really liked the antique sewing notions motif, but I didn’t know what to make out of it.  So I just held onto it. 

Meanwhile, I developed a pattern for a sling bag to suit my own wish for a purse with lots of pockets that would be easy to carry.  I borrowed ideas from a few different patterns, but I made so many changes that it eventually became my own design.  After making several of these bags, one day I ran across this old, favorite fabric that I had never used, and realized that it would be perfect for one of my bags.

I went to my local quilt shop to find the coordinating fabrics to go with it.  I was lucky to find three different prints that went well with the antique vibe.  I also made a matching fabric insert for my Passport-size traveler’s notebook. So, here they are!

Thanks!

Debi

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Valerie
Valerie
19 days ago

I love all the pockets (and pen loops). A great little bag!

Debra
Debra
19 days ago

This is adorable. I love all the pockets. Do you have a pattern?

Victoria
Victoria
17 days ago
Reply to  Debra

Please have a pattern 🙏🏾

michele dana
michele dana
5 days ago
Reply to  Victoria

Great bag, I would love to have a pattern

Carey Ferguson
Carey Ferguson
17 days ago
Reply to  Debra

Yes, where do we get the pattern?

Pat
Pat
17 days ago
Reply to  Debra

Is the pattern free?

Pat
Pat
17 days ago
Reply to  Debra

Is the pattern free?

Lillian
Lillian
18 days ago

Love the sling bag . How can I get the pattern

Victoria
Victoria
17 days ago

Please have a pattern 🙏🏾…I love this design!

Vicki Harsch Esders
Vicki Harsch Esders
17 days ago

I love your bag ! Sewing has been most of my life. I started at 10 years old I was bored my mother had cut out a dress pattern so I read the instructions step by step with no help from my mother even putting in the zipper the next day our neighbor came over she was a beautiful sewer and my mother asked me to show her the dress she always had someone else’s put her zipper in. She asked who mother had put the zipper it was perfect,I said I did it made me feel so good.My mother had always put me down. Well I never quit sewing and now I am 70 years old. So don’t quit sewing.

Holly
Holly
16 days ago

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE NANCY’S BAG, ID LOVE TO HAVE IT IN A SLING, BEAUTIFUL!!♥️♥️

Mary
Mary
16 days ago

I love the pattern you made. Is there a down load for both of them?

Nicole
Nicole
14 days ago

I haven’t sewn in YEARS. My health no longer made sitting at a sewing machine possible, but I need a bag to put my mini oxygen tank in. If I add grommets I’ll be able to feed my O² tubing through the holes. You have no idea of what a huge hole there is in the marketplace for cute O² bags, so now I can make my own! Thank you!

Lillian
Lillian
13 days ago

Did anyone get the pattern

Cheryl A Ekstrom
Cheryl A Ekstrom
12 days ago

This bag is so wonderful! If a pattern could be obtain I would be interested in purchasing it. Thank you!

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