Whoo – hoo! I was able to finish my Amy Butler Sunday Sling just in time for Sewing Summit. I’m there all weekend and will be sure to post a complete wrap up of the event when I return on Monday.
For now I am feeling very accomplished. I much prefer making quilts to clothing and accessories. However, since I like to encourage everyone to make at least one quilt from start to finish, this was my turn to make something outside of my comfort zone.
It took a few afternoons of sewing but I followed the step by step instructions and took my time with it. After all, it was quicker than making a quilt. The pockets were fun to make and I didn’t even mind learning to sew pleats!
The only trouble I had was when it came time to finish. The pattern called for slipstitching the opening by hand to finish. I cheated a little and finished that part by machine since the pieces were too bulky for me to sew by hand. It’s on the inside of the bag though, so no one will know it’s there but me.
After checking this 2 year old UFO off my list, now I get to quilt again. 🙂
24 thoughts on “Sew and Tell Finish – Amy Butler Sling Bag”
Oh Christa…it turned out wonderfully! You should be so proud.
I made the same bag and I also used my machine to finish it. I like the fabric you chose.
This gives me hope that one day I’ll finish at least one of my UFOs. HEHE!
Good on ya!
What a great finish!
Never made a solids quilt, but if I do it would be a free motion sampler quilt.
I like all the pockets.
Congrats on getting it done! Sometimes we just need a deadline to make it happen, don’t we? It looks fantastic, I’m sure you’ll love carrying it around at Sewing Summit. I can’t wait to hear about all the fun you’re going to have!
It looks really pretty
Very cute and stylin’ bag! Loved seeing it in person!
That is gorgeous and I LOVE all of the pockets!
I love this pattern. I’ve made a number of them and can’t wait to make more. It is reversible, btw. But I also machine sewed the opening as well and it still looks great. Enjoy your bag – it is beautiful!
Girl I knew you could do it!! And DAMN it looks GOOD!!! I saw you stopped in to see Melissa (from Happy Quilting) pretty cool how small this big world can really be! Have a GREAT time at the sewing summit!
Congratulations, your special retreat bag!
Yeah for you. It looks great.
Gorgeous bag and well done on finally getting it done!
Very nice! Kudos on sewing the pockets and pleats!
Well done and have fun!
I love it!!!I do make bags and totes…but like you…quilts are my favorite. But I have sold bags to pay for quilts…and there are some patterns that are quick so I get that jolt of c instant gratification.
Is that pattern STILL available? PLEASE POST THE Nmane.
Hi Debi, it’s called the Reversible Sunday Sling. It’s a great pattern. I’ve made 4 of them and currently have 3 more cut out and ready to sew. If you run into any issues when trying to make one, let me know. I’d be glad to help. Enjoy! Liz
Hi, I have this pattern but don’t know if I should make the large or small. I’m a BIG bag person. In the picutre, is it a small or large? It look beautiful by the way! Thanks
Thanks! I made the smaller version. A friend of mine made the larger one and they both turned out great 🙂
Just love your bag, great fabric and wonderful work. I have made a few but don’t use them too much. I am like you, I prefer quilts.
Time to celebrate. Gold star for finishing a UFO. Have a great weekend!