I upgraded my sewing machine for my birthday this year and I broke it in with an Amy Butler pattern. My new machine handled it with ease and here are the results:
A birdie Birdie Sling!
I'm so pleased with the way that it turned out. It will be perfect as a carry-on bag for a trip I'm taking in October. I may even end up using it as a diaper bag.
My 3-year-old took one look at my new bag and immediately said that she needed one too. So....I scanned the pattern pieces, reduced them to about 65% and made a miniature version of the same bag:
I had enough fabric for the little bag, but ran out of the same interfacing that I used on my big Birdie. Rather than run to the store, I used slightly different fleece and interfacing and the bag ended up with a slightly different stiffness. Next time I will make sure to use the recommended material.
Momma Birdie and Baby Birdie:
I think that my 3-year-old and I may end up fighting over the Baby Birdie. It is a nice-sized little handbag.
And finally, a very poor quality shot of the interior and pockets. This view is of the big bag, the little one has the same pockets, except I did not divide the large pocket.
I like a lighter colored interior so that I can easily find my stuff.
I may add a magnetic snap closure to both of the bags and will probably need to make at least one zippered pouch for the Big Birdie so that I have a chance at finding my things in the bottomless pit that the bag could easily become.
Thanks for looking!