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Tired of bulky boring bags? Elevate your bag game with The Sophisticated Sling!

With its tapered shape, elegant front flap and turn lock or clasp closure, the Sophisticated Sling is the perfect combination of style and functionality. Whether you're looking for a new bag for yourself or want to create unique gifts for your friends and family, the Sophisticated Sling is the perfect choice.

The Sophisticated Sling is quick to sew, doesn't use a lot of hardware or materials, and is exceptionally stylish. With its easy-to-follow instructions, simple construction and elegant design, this bag is the perfect choice for bagmakers of all levels. This is a great choice as a gender-neutral bag.

Skill level:
The Sophisticated Sling was designed for beginner level bagmakers.

Sizing info:
10" width by 8.5" height by 2.5" depth (25.5 cm by 21.5 cm by 6.5 cm).

A full video sewalong is available for this pattern


What materials do I need?

  • ½ yard (0.4 m) exterior that is 54" (138 cm) wide,
  • ½ yard (0.4 m) lining that is 44" (112 cm) wide,
  • ½ yard (0.4 m) decovil light (28" (72 cm) wide, narrower will need more),
  • ½ yard (0.4 m) fusible fleece,
  • 1 yard (0.9 m) medium weight fusible interfacing 1yd (90 cm) wide, narrower will need more,
  • 1 x 6" (15 cm) #3 zip to match lining (cut continuous zip 8" (20 cm)),
  • (4) of ½" (12 mm) bag feet,
  • (2) of 1" (2.5 cm) rectangle rings,
  • (1) of 1" (2.5 cm) strap slider,
  • (1) Emmaline oval flip lock
  • 9" x 2½" (23 cm x 6.4 cm) plastic mesh canvas bag base.

You will also need the following:

  • Double sided basting tape,
  • Zip foot & walking foot,
  • Wonder clips,
  • Fray check,
  • Pressing cloth,
  • Pinking shears,
  • Duct tape,
  • Chalk marker/erasable pen.

The pattern:
The Sophisticated Sling sewing pattern features easy-to-read comprehensive instructions, pattern pieces, and colour photographs.The paper pattern is an A5 booklet with printed pattern pieces. The downloadable PDF pattern features printable pattern pieces and a text only section to save on ink and paper costs.

Please note this is a digital download PDF file, not a paper sewing pattern. Please download immediately after check out.