I have to say thank goodness summer is finally winding down. sigh. The kids head back to school on Wednesday and I for one am grateful. I know I will have to adjust to being home by myself, don't worry I'll manage.
I finished the Tutorial for The Folded Sling Bag, I know you have been anxiously awaiting and here it is the folded sling bag.
Being on a self imposed tote making quest. I have seen many, many, many patterns. I have, through all my searching only found one sling bag pattern. I wanted to make a sling bag but didn't want to endure sewing in a zipper. I also wanted a bag that had a big opening and was big enough to hold a few essentials.
This was my first prototype. I have to say I have had rave reviews from adults and kids alike. It is a simple pattern that should be great for beginners. I really cut this pattern down to be as simple as it is cute.
The Folded Sling Bag Pattern This pattern is on scribd.com as is the Nesting Basket Tutorial.
I also did a slightly updated and bigger bag for a cutie-pie I know. I think they liked them. This bag has a pocket or two along with a boxed bottom and I hope to have an optional closure figured out soon. Once I do I will be offering a new tutorial. The messenger bag was from mmmcrafts.
*10/6/2010 - I regret that I have been forced to take this pattern off scribd.com, as they are undergoing some changes that I do not agree with. I hope to have the tutorial and pattern available for download soon*