The Sling Along

(1 customer review)


(For info about fabrics we’ve used in our samples,
scroll down to read the blog post featuring that particular sample OR…click HERE)

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Ideal for Work, Travel or EVERYDAY!

(For info about fabrics we’ve used in our samples, scroll down to read the blog post featuring that particular sample OR…click HERE)

Wear it as a BackPack, a ChestPack or even Shoulder-style!

Plenty of room for your important work stuff & your more important play stuff!
Outer drop-down pocket can be accessed with or without unclipping the side-release buckle.
Oodles of Storage – roomy zippered pouch pocket for secure storage
Perfect for keys, phone, glasses, makeup & MORE!
PLUS a hidden, easy-to-reach storage niche that seals shut w/a reassuring SNAP!
A zippered back pocket for easy access to documents or travel papers!
Sized perfectly for an iPad Air (or smaller).


Our 1st true Unisex Bag!

Perfect for guys AND gals!
Choose more neutral, even masculine fabric combinations to create a “Man Bag’ your guy will love carrying for work or travel!

Color Pictorial Helps (and a correction for step 25)…
are just a click away!

Click the link below for an important pattern labeling correction for step 25.

Step 25 image labeling correction

Click on the links below to access a few color pdf’s
that might be helpful during the following construction steps!


We used “Skylines” by Hoffman Fabrics to create the beautiful cover sample
for our Sling Along pattern and NOW we can make that fabric (along with a layout of how we used it),
available to you on our website! You can easily add it to your order along with your pattern above,
or click HERE  for more info about it or any of the other beautiful bag fabrics we carry!

Watch how the Sling Along pattern
was conceived & developed!

Including insider info about the fabrics we used for each sample!
Come along on the creative journey with us by clicking each link individually.

Additional information

Dimensions 12 × 8 × 5 in

Fabric Needs
  • Exterior- 1/2 yard (w/enough leftover to make ample bias tape)
  • Contrast- 1/2 yard
  • Lining- 7/8 yard
  • Fusible interfacing- 1/8 yard x 20" wide (we recommend Craft Fuse by Pellon)
  • Fusible fleece- 1/4 yard x 46" wide (we recommend Thermolan by Pellon)
  • Foam stabilizer- one- 10" X 36" piece (we recommend Soft & Stable by Annie, or the equivalent)
Other Supplies Needed
  • One- 10" closed bottom zipper
  • One- 22" purse zipper (closed at both ends w/two zipper heads)
  • One- sew-in magnetic snaps
  • One- 1" wide plastic side release buckle (metal is a heavier but acceptable option)
  • Three- 1" wide D-rings
  • One- 1 1/2" wide slide buckle
  • One- 1 1/2" wide swivel snap hook
  • 50"- 1 1/2" wide nylon webbing (for Strap)
  • 12"- 1" wide nylon webbing (for clip links)

1 review for The Sling Along

  1. Sue Hobert

    I have made at least 8 of your patterns and love each one of them but this is by far my absolute favorite. I love that it is easily made to be used by men as well as women and they are proud to carry it. My first time making this bag did have me confused at a couple of the steps but the instructions here on your website cleared up every question I had… great detail in the pictorial help pdfs. I am about to start my 5th Sling for a friend who saw mine and begged me to make one for her. Thanks for this unusual pattern and thanks for all the online help you have provided. I encourage anyone thinking about purchasing this pattern to do it… you won’t be sorry.

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