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« on: August 16, 2008 08:01:35 AM »

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!
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« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2008 08:13:43 AM »

Beautiful bags - I love that shape.  The mini one is adorable!
I have been lusting over that bird fabric for awhile now in all colourways - I WILL own some eventually Tongue

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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2008 08:23:47 AM »

I love the fabric and the bags are adorable as well!  Great job!

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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2008 08:24:59 AM »

i just made a birdie bag also! I love mine! I am making all my friends one for xmas! My sister told me she wouldn't mind one but smaller...I never thought of making a copy and downsizing it! sweet thinking! Smiley Love your fabrics btw! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2008 09:21:59 AM »

Very nice!  I used a reduced pattern to make mine too, the original is a little too big for me.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008 10:09:13 AM »

Lovely bag !! and lovely fabric!!!

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008 12:37:09 PM »

Gorgeous and so sweet your little one can match  Grin

My Mum and I when I was growing up in the 70's had lots of matchy matchy  Wink

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