Monday, February 27, 2012

Birdie Sling Pattern – modified

I absolutely love this Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern, but it seemed a little too big for every day for me.  So I reduced it on a copy machine to 80% and I think it is just about perfect.

I had some drop cloth fabric on hand so decided to try the pattern out before I used my “real” fabric.  Actually, I really like it with the black bands and handle.  I added some drop cloth rosettes for a little embellishment.


Because I made the bag smaller, I thought a thinner strap looked better.  I also added a magnetic snap which was not called for in the pattern.

Here’s the inside (for a little “excitement”).

inside bag

Now that I have tried the pattern, I will definitely make it again in some fun spring-like fabric and might even go a little bit larger.  I would never overlook a pattern that I like because it is too big or too small.  You can always adjust the size on a copier.