|My New "Birdie Sling" Bag (Pattern: by Amy Butler)|
The pattern and fabric for the bag shown above has been on my shelf begging for attention for over a year. To put things in perspective, I bought the material and pattern months before my youngest son was born and he is now almost 15 months old. I have done several sewing projects, but believe it or not this was my first time to use a pattern. I don't know why, but the "sewing" terminology and formality of a pattern was intimidating to me.
Well early last week, I decided that I shouldn't buy anymore fabric for projects until I finish the ones I have "waiting in the wings". I was extra motivated to get into this project after seeing an article in the September issue of my Better Homes & Gardens magazine which featured the house of the pattern's designer, Amy Butler. You can see the Better Homes & Gardens feature on designer, Amy Butler by clicking here.
I opened up my Amy Butler "Birdie Sling" pattern and got to work. About 8 hours later (spread out over a week), I can now say I have completed a sewing project from a pattern. I picked the fun "Giraffe" fabric, because I plan to use this large bag as an easy carry "diaper bag".