Saturday, August 27, 2011

Slouchy sling bag tutorial


Check out all the simple yet cute bag fabrics


Fun for all ages!

Place pockets on inside for keys and phone

Heavyweight fabric means no

liner or stabilizer needed!

Handle can match front

or be contrasting from lining fabric

We sell raggy bows you can purchase

to clip on side and emblish your bag!

All bows in variety of colors and combinations

$9.95 each

Slouchy sling bag tutorial

Cut two pieces for front and back from

main print and lining
Remember when you cut out main bag move closest to selvage to keep the fold area for your pocket piece.

Stitch pocket to lining about 3"

from top of bag or opening

Stitch main print back to front right sides together and lining pieces right sides together. Leave the opening open . Turn main print right side out and press. Fold down and press 1/2" on both outside print and lining print so you can finish and close bag.

Front of bag should be pressed

and top edge pressed under 1/2"

Stitch strap pieces right side together and reach inside and turn right side out!

Press seams flat and double top stitch!

Place liner fabric inside main bag print. Find center of strap line up with side seams and pin all the way around the opening of bag.

Stitch in place and double top stitch!

See how the strap lies between the layers.

Stitch along edge and then another top stitch to give a double top stitch!

See how edges line up!

Completed slouchy sling bag!

Pocket inside

As promised new girl in town...


she is Dana's niece from Canada

She is learning and ready to tackle

the questions here at the cottage!

She's not sure about the heat and

working on her tan to try and not look like a foreigner!

So stop by and say hello to


Another new Christmas Topper

Kits and Supplies Available

See you soon!


  1. I would love to know the name/maker of the fabric used in the bag, specifically the fabric that can be seen clearly in the photo that has the caption 'Pocket Inside'. Thanks so much!

  2. Do you have any patterns we could print out or measurements for the bag and strap?? Thanks!


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