The Super Simple Slouchy Sling Bag


That's what I was going to call it, but I couldn't say it more than twice in a row so I changed it to 'The Sling Bag'.

Yup, it's my next pattern and it's available for download now, only from Craftsy, because it's free! Yes, an actual proper pattern with explanations, colour photographs, pattern pieces, but free. Because I was feeling generous this year, you know?

This pattern is ridiculously versatile. Usually I ask my testers to stick to the pattern as closely as possible, but this time I told them to hack it, change it, alter it and do their worst (or their best!). I'm so pleased with the variety of bags they made, it just goes to show that the sky really is the limit with a basic bag pattern!

I am saving the testers' bags for tomorrow because there is such variety, I really want to show them off individually so that you can appreciate the creativity that went into them. I've got a couple of pattern hacks coming too, one of them from a guest poster (ooooooo!) who I'm really excited to have here!

I made two different versions for photographing, one for the cover (as above) and one in a grey upholstery fabric which had a suedette feeling.

I love this bag, it's so simple (and quick!!) to make, and yet looks so effortlessly stylish.

Pop over to get your copy now, and then come back to see the different variations tomorrow!

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  1. Thanks Samantha!
    I love it!

  2. Very nice.. have shared on my facebook page for my handful of followers! :)

  3. Very nice! Can't wait to see tomorrow's creations!

  4. I love it! Thank you for your generosity! Can't wait for the testers' versions tomorrow :)

  5. Great job Samantha! Awesome in both fabrics!

  6. thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today! - - Mandy,

  7. You're so awesome! I especially love the grey one, and once everything calms down around here I WILL make one of these! :-D

  8. Thanks so very much for the purse. I adore it. I see several of them in my future.

  9. That is a fabulous bag, in spite of it's simple construction. I like making cloth bags, and I am definitely making this one. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow, I love that first one...but then I saw the second one and think I almost like it better. SO chic!

  11. Thanks for the free pattern! I can't wait to give it a go!
    Gina @ Gina's Craft Corner

  12. I'm really excited to give this a go, I have some fabric I think will be perfect. I found you from Terri at A Creative Princess, and I am very happy I did! Thanks so much.


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