Monday, May 21, 2012

Amy Butler Birdie Sling

Yay! I finally finished making the much talked about Amy Butler sling.  It took me two days to finish this, (and that is between cooking, shopping and everything else)…not bad. 
The fabric I used is Treetop Fancy Aqua by Tina Givens.

Here's a close up.

The inside.

I had to customize this bag a little by adding a zipper pocket and magnetic snap (the original pattern had just twopockets and no snap closure).  I never use a bag without a zipper pocket and I would prefer my bag to close shut instead of things falling all over the place.

The only thing I disliked about this pattern is there are way too many things to cut.  But once it's done, it looks sooo adorable.

And the thing I really love about this bag is it’s huge.  Yes, and I mean HUGE!!  Which means I can carry loads of stuff (I usually carry a truck load of stuff in my bag, bigger bag = more stuff = happiness). 
I have a few more bag patterns which I may end up sewing pretty soon.  But now that classes have picked up, there are many unfinished projects vying for my attention.

And before I go here's a pic of some super cute Hydrangeas from my garden.  


  1. Bag looks awesome the color of hydrangeas too.

  2. love the sling bag Lalli!! thats excellent workmanship!(Mahee)