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Summertime Sling

Pattern Inspiration - Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Hi there and welcome to my first pattern release for 2018 – the Summertime Sling! This design evolved out of a request – I had the lovely Susan from Homespun Magazine contact me quite some time ago now, to ask if I’d be interested in designing a little girls handbag pattern for their October 2017 children’s issue. Given that I, at the time, had two little girls myself who fitted exactly within the age range she was thinking of, it seemed like it was meant to be and I got stuck into designing a pattern to fit the brief. To read more about this initial design and my feature in the magazine, click here.

Zoom forward several months to now and it is finally time for me to release the pattern to my customers! Of course, I couldn’t just keep it at one size so added a larger size to the pattern as well, changed the name to something more in line with Andrie Designs, and there you have it! One versatile Summertime Sling pattern coming right up!

Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

My testing team had an absolute blast playing with this pattern and really embraced the option of adding embellishments and piecing the outer panels (or not)! Each and every bag looks completely different from the next so you’re sure to gain some inspiration from this pattern! Have fun!

You can find the Summertime Sling pattern here.

First up we have our gorgeous pair of cover girls made by the talented Chris from UnThreaded!

Small sized Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Both sizes together - Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Large sized Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Next we have this beauty made by Elizabeth from QuiltAngel Creations! I love the added embroidery across the middle panel!

Beautiful floral and embroidered Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Back of the floral and embroidered Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Inside the floral and embroidered Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Jane from S’more House made this funky roller skates-themed one! Awesome!

Front view of the roller skates Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Inside the roller skates Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Roller skates! How cool! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Liz from Bitter Candy Design tried something a little different for hers and omitted the strap altogether, and used vinyl and other water resistant fabrics, creating a very darling (and great sized!) make up bag!

Floral with tassels make up bag! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Lovely floral top zipper - Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Back of the floral with tassels make up bag! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Totally loving this poultry-themed one made by Leslie from Love Rubie!

The large is a great size for an adult! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Loving this chickens-themed Summertime Sling! - Andrie Designs

Rachael from The Scottish Bag Co made this gorgeous version using Alison Glass fabric and, naturally, had to fussy cut those front outer panels to continue the print… WOW!

How perfect is that pattern matching on this Alison Glass-themed Summertime Sling! - Andrie Designs

Back of the Alison Glass-themed Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Check out that beautiful, handmade, fabric flower Milagros used to help embellish her Summertime Sling!!!

Check out this stunning floral and vinyl Summertime Sling! - Andrie Designs

Back of the floral and vinyl Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Melisa from Melisa Jane made this gorgeous floral and geometric one!

Love this floral and geometric-themed Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

I’m absolutely loving the floral and textured grey used in this version made by Kristy from Handmade by Kristy!

Beautiful floral Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Inside the floral Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Rosemarie from Rosie Blooms got stuck in and made three, yes three, Summertime Slings! Check them out!

Cute! Catch that butterfly! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Back of the cute butterfly Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Hello Panda! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Back view of the panda Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Love this bright orange, navy and hedgehogs Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Top zipper of the orange, navy and hedgehogs Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Aimee from The Little Bird Designs made this gorgeous hot pink and horses-themed version! Awesome!!

Bright pink and horses! Love this Summertime Sling! - Andrie Designs

And of course a pink top zipper too! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

And last buy by no means least, we have this fun sugar skull Summertime Sling made by Cheryl from Simply Cherabea! How great does that added blue piping look?!

How great are these sugar skulls and that coordinating blue piping?! Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

Top zipper of the sugar skulls Summertime Sling - Andrie Designs

You can find the Summertime Sling pattern here.

Happy sling sewing! Lisa x

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