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Topic: Bye Bye Birdie Sling!  (Read 6031 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2009 04:55:04 AM »

Thanks!

Yes, there is definitely a lot left over.  Especially if you don't follow her layout (which is wasteful). 
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2009 08:10:49 AM »

Gorgeous bag!  I've been lusting after that fabric since it came out....great application!  I agree that a cool button would look nice with a loop for closure.
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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2009 08:28:27 AM »

That is a gorgeous looking bag. I also agree that it's best not to follow the designer's pattern layout because you'll be left with a lot of small scraps.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2009 02:25:26 PM »

Really nice work!  I've made several of these in the past, and find that Amy Butler's fabric requirements for purses are way off base.  You can easily make two Birdie slings with what she suggests you buy.  I now purchase 1 yard of fabric for the exterior and 1.5 for the lining and pockets.  Even then, you'll have a little left for patchwork or a small zippered pouch.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2009 03:48:05 PM »

Love this bag. But why oh why did you post the link to the fabric, now I have to have some  Shocked and I can't afford it. Woe is me.
I like the idea of the flap and button. Some suggestions for the left over fabric.

Wallet
eye Glass case maybe two
Cosmetic bag

And if you travel
jewelry bag
lingerie bag.

Cover for a journal or agenda/appointment book.

That bag is big enough to hold all that.
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2009 08:17:11 PM »

That is a gorgeous looking bag. I also agree that it's best not to follow the designer's pattern layout because you'll be left with a lot of small scraps.

For the next time around...instead of cutting everything on the fold do I just cut out the whole shape? Or do I just get more creative about where I do the folds? This is the first time I've used a pattern so I was really careful to follow the directions EXACTLY how they were written Smiley.

Sunfilly - thank you so much for the great accessory ideas! You reminded me that I've been wanting to make a case for my many many pairs of glasses Smiley. I have leftover fusible fleece from the project too so I think that will be perfect. There is room inside this bag for at least 10 other little bags!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2009 02:25:14 PM »

Ah, I love that fabric as well! It's available at my local fabric shop for about 9 or 10 dollars. They have an online shop as well, SpoolSewing.com absolutely adorable designer fabrics, perfect for the Birdie Sling.
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2010 08:32:12 PM »

Whew! I just finished my first Amy Butler bag and man was it difficult, so I totally know what you mean. Mine was a diaper bag, but yours is adorable! I think I understand how her patterns work now (you just have to read everything REALLY literally) and I may tackle this bag one day Smiley

Beautiful choice of fabrics, as well!
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