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”).
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.