Over the past few days, I have been working on a sample of the Reversible Sunday Sling Bag pattern by Amy Butler. I have made it in Painted Summer fabric from In the Beginning Fabrics. I used a lemon background Hydrangea print on the outside and lined it with the orange daisy print. I think I am going through an orange phase at the moment.
The cutting out of all the pieces is pretty straightforward, although you do need to make sure you are folding the pattern on the correct line as some of the pieces are used more than once by folding on certain design lines.(Yes, I cut one wrong) Once you have cut out the fabric, you need to use these pieces to cut out each one in iron on interfacing and a couple in iron on pellon.
It takes a while to iron the interfacing and pellon onto all of the pieces, however, the final result is certainly worth it. The interfacing and pellon enhance the handle of the fabric and the bag is firm without being too stiff. It sits nicely against the body when carrying it rather that sticking out on your shoulder.
As with all of Amy’s pattern, this one is easy to follow with step by step instructions and illustrations. I especially love the inside with all its pockets. The piecing is not difficult, just a little awkward at times on some of the curved seams. That’s when having ‘needle down’ and a knee lifter on your sewing machine are very helpful. Thanks Bernina!
A fabric kit to make one in the same fabrics is available for $63.40. Iron on Vilene Interfacing is $2.20 per metre and Iron on Pellon is $11.95. The Reversible Sunday Sling pattern by Amy Butler is $19.95