Amy Butler Birdie Sling – part 1

Once I figured out the modifications to the Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern, I was ready to get going. I picked up this pattern at Sew Sisters, but you can get it all over the web, including here.

So my stash is big enough now that I can dig through and find suitable materials for an impromptu project. This is both satisfying and somewhat scary at the same time. sigh.

What I used for this project

Ikea Stockholm Blad in grey and white
Metro Living – grey circles on cream background



Amy Butler Birdie Sling Bag Pattern
Lisa Lam’s The Bag Making Bible – section on flush zip pockets, and zipped bag top
Sew, Mama, Sew tutorial on zipper pockets
white thread, purple and magenta zippers, assorted fabric remnants for pockets etc




The pictures above show the inner lining with mini pocket, the exterior of the bag (minus the handles) and a close up of the zippered pocket on the bag front. I finished the bag late tonight, and will snap some pictures tomorrow.. good night for now 😉


4 thoughts on “Amy Butler Birdie Sling – part 1

  1. lovely bag! great minds must think alike because i’ve made a birdie sling in the very same ikea fabric, too, and that plummy fabric looks an awful lot like an echino print i got a while back… 🙂

  2. wow, my first comment. thanks… yes, you’re right, it IS an echino print… this is a remnant I could not throw away. I used the rest to make a messenger bag of an apple laptop. I see you used the idea fabric in your banner… love this fabric! did you know it comes in a deep blue?

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