Sling Bag

(12 customer reviews)


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SLING is a cross-body, hands-free, non-slip, take-anywhere, handbag, messenger bag, book bag, school bag, cool bag.

A statement piece with a distinctive oversized triangle shaped strap.

Convenient to carry, comfortable to wear. Sling it over your shoulder and off you go.

With a secret zip pocket for your mobile phone, an internal zip pocket for whatever you fancy and a handy loop to attach your keys, you’ll no longer be asking ‘Where’s my keys?’ ‘Where’s my phone?’

  • 3 convenient sizes: MINI, MIDI & MAXI
  • Can be worn on left or right shoulder
  • 2 strap lengths to choose from (or instructions for bespoke strap length)
  • optional zip pockets
  • Up to 1.30m (11/yards) of main fabric and 0.80m (1 yard) of lining fabric needed


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You are purchasing a PDF file – a fully graded, computer generated pattern and an easy to follow, full colour step-by-step tutorial. Use the latest version of Adobe Reader to print on any home printer and easily tile together. You can choose to print only the size you wish to sew. You will need some experience of using patterns and be competent at using your sewing machine and its different functions.

Skill level: easy to medium. The hardest part is the zip pockets but if you follow our instructions you may just become a zip pocket sewing ninja.

  • The tutorial shows industry techniques to help you create a professional finish to your bag.
  • Pattern includes seam allowances.
  • A4 and US Letter compatible.
  • All measurements are listed in both metric and imperial.
  • Overlocker/serger not required.

12 reviews for Sling Bag

  1. Vintage Sewing Machine Chick

    This bag is just lovely. Well worth the pattern purchase price for sure. I love that it’s big enough for “3 kids worth” of supplies for a day out and about, but not so big that it’s in the way. I appreciate how accurate the pattern is and how clear the directions are. It was super easy to sew. I made the middle size first and love it. I’m going to try the smallest size next. This is my new favorite purse. You cannot go wrong with this pattern.

  2. Huisje Boompje Boefjes

    This bag pattern is just fantastic! I made the mini sling for myself and lengthening the strap was really easy.
    I finally found my new festival bag. It can hold all the essentials and it’s not too big so I can still dance with it. I want one in every colour!

  3. Emily

    I’m obsessed! I’ve already made two and have more versions planned. Basically everyone I know might end up with a SLING for Christmas….

  4. Victoria B.

    This is such a unique and versatile bag. It fits all the essentials (DSLR, Kindle, phone, keys, etc.) with some room, and every detail is just perfect. The cell phone pocket in the strap part of the bag is my favorite–it fits my iPhone 6 Plus with ease! I’m excited to use this bag over the summer for trips to the zoo and other places with my son.

  5. Emi

    My daughters and I are all fans of this cool bag! I have been looking for a roomy cross-body bag, but haven’t been able to find anything cool enough – until now. I was scared about the zipper, but your instructions are clear and easy to follow! It will also make a great gift.

  6. Crystal

    I have made three of these already, one in each size! The instructions are clear and concise and the bag looks so professional when it is complete! Will definitely be making more in the future. Fabulous pattern!

  7. evi

    I was looking for a comfy bag with a special design and now I have found it! Love it all the way and very clear instructions.

  8. Kim Vachon

    My daughters and I love this pattern!! Easy to make, different sizes for all family members and the final product is just amazing!! I will definitely make more and will offer them as gifts. Love the placement of the pockets, lots of room for everything a woman needs! The pattern is well explained and with humour. Thanks for this marvelous pattern!

  9. Dana Miller

    My daughter and I love the maxi and mini Sling Bag. It’s the perfect bag to wear while chasing a toddler or the mini for a dance bag. The instructions are great so even if you haven’t sewn a bag or with zippers you can do it. You will end up with a professional looking bag with zero seams exposed.

  10. Valeria

    My girl ❤️ love the bag, and me too. I love how the pattern is well drafted. The bag is easily created step by step.

  11. Tone Hultmann

    I really love this pattern. I love to give away gifts that are so professional looking, and that’s what you get here. Read the instructions thoroughly, they are well written and funny ?

  12. Lorna Parker

    We love this bag in all its sizes! Maxi for me, midi for you five year old and mini for miss 2. A great gift too and a super quick sew if you leave off the pockets for toddlers. We will be sewing many more of these. I’m going to teach my niece to sew and this will be her first project x

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