New Sewing Pattern - The Spring Sling is Here!

6/03/2014 11:53:00 PM

Anyone up for a Spring Sling? I have one for you .... ;)

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I am very happy to finally share with you, The Spring Sling, a pattern I originally wrote last fall, that was published in the 2014 Spring issue of Quilters Connection magazine. Let me tell you all about it!!

I'm pretty proud of this bag, as it was my first submission to a magazine. The theme of the magazine was "modern quilting", and I tried to come up with a pattern that was both fun to make and had characteristics of many of the new trends in quilting: negative space, solid fabrics, secondary quilting patterns, random piecing, linens and - just modern quiltiness. Yes, quiltiness is now a word. Here is a picture of the magazine, along with a photo of me where I look 4 years younger than I actually am. Ahem. Yes, that is a selfie. I think I need a new profile photo. Note to self...

Quilters Connection:: For Canadian Quilters

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The Spring Sling bag is a quilted, barrel shaped bag, that will appeal to both traditional & modern quilters, and bag makers alike. This will look wonderful either in bright spring colours, or rich jewel tones with a dark main fabric. It's easy, fun, and very fast to make up.

The finished bag will have a zipper pocket, that creates a second "divider pocket", bag straps attached through grommets, and an adjustable cross-body strap.

This pattern is suitable for an intermediate to advanced sewer. Pattern instructions are provided in both imperial and metric measurements and are geared towards an intermediate quilter. Measurements are given to cut pattern pieces with a rotary cutter, ruler and mat.

The finished size is approximately:  Width: 11” (28 cm), Height: 7” (18 cm), Depth: 3” (7.6 cm)

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Fabric and Interfacing:
•1 Yd. (1 m) quilting cotton or linen for bag exterior, straps and binding
•0.75 Yd. (0.75 m) quilting cotton for bag lining and zipper pocket
•22 mini charm squares OR 22 mixed scraps of 2.5” (6.5 cm) squares for the patchwork panel on the front flap
•12” x 36“ (30.5 cm x 91.5 cm) byAnnie’s Soft and Stabletm  (This size is available HERE, at the bottom of the page, or alternatively, you can use automotive headliner foam. You could also layer one layer of fusible light/medium interfacing combined with fusible needled fleece, such as Pellon Thermolam Plus over top, this may not provide as much firmness and shape to your bag.)
•0.5 Yd. (0.5 m) light fusible interfacing for zipper pocket
•1.5” x 1.5” (38 mm x 38 mm) scrap fusible Peltex or heavy stabilizer or interfacing

The Spring Sling Hardware Kit is available with 3 different lock choices!

Bag Hardware, Notions & Tools:
•(1) 12” (30 cm) or longer zipper (Nylon, closed end)
(1) “Spring Sling Hardware Kit” or
  - (1) Small turn lock (purse lock)
  - (1) 1” (25 mm) adjustable strap slider
  - (2) 1” (25 mm) rectangular rings
  - (2) 1” (25 mm) or larger oval grommets
•Zipper foot for sewing machine
•Erasable marking pen
•Coordinating thread for quilting
•Neutral thread for piecing
•Clear drying instant adhesive glue for fabrics, crafts & metals, such as Beacon 3-in-1
•Rotary cutter, mat, and rulers, 1 with a clear 45 degree line
•Sewing machine walking foot for quilting

I would LOVE to see all of your Spring Sling bags, so please link up your completed bags to the Emmaline Flickr pool, or let me know where you've blogged or shared it so I can PIN it, Instagram, and facebook it. I love seeing your completed work!

I really hope you like this new bag pattern!


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  1. Beautiful bag with the patchwork and I love how you've done the straps on it.

  2. This is a beautiful bag.... You picked such beautiful fabrics colors for yours!
    I hope to make one some day... love the "quilt" on the front!


  3. I have always admired the emmaline bag, but would love the spring sling pattern too.

  4. I like this. Its really very nice. Here color combination is very nice.I like to buy it Sling Bags For Women Online These bags are really good & we can get it online


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