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12 November 2013

Simply Sewn || Easy Sling Bag Tutorial by Onelmon

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Onel knocks my socks off EVERY time she posts, but today's contributor post might just take the cake. 
 favorite.  project. ever.  Make sure you visit Onel over at Onelmon!!  She is a rock star!

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon


Hello, readers of the Nest! I'm back with another simple sewing project. I wrote a post on how to make a drawstring bag 
the other day and today I'm sharing another bag tutorial. This time, a sling bag! Are you ready?

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

What you need

  1. Fabric (you can use felt or other fancy fabric);
  2. Snap Fastener;
  3. Button;
  4. Bag strap;
  5. Needle & thread;
  6. Scissors.
DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

Fabric dimensions are as below:

1 piece of 32 cm x 15 cm fabric;

1 piece of 33 cm x 16 cm fabric

2 pieces of 1.5 cm x 12 cm fabric.



Step 1: Take the largest piece of fabric (33 cm x 16 cm) and fold 0.5 cm inward. 
This will be the inside part of the bag. It will help a lot if you could iron the folding :)

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

Step 2: Stitch the two big rectangular fabrics together. Note: my sewing machine broke down 
so I have no choice but to handsew this. Feel free to use your sewing machine if you have one!

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

Step 3: Take your strap and sew or glue both ends to the smaller fabrics.

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

Step 4: Fold the big fabric and sew the fabrics with strap on the left and right side.

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

Step 5: Add a pair of snap fasteners.

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon

Step 6: This is actually optional, but I prefer to cover the snap fasteners with cuter buttons ;)

DIY Tutorial: Easy Sling Bag | @onelmon for @amyk


Wear it over your shoulder and we are done! Thank you for reading, hope you enjoy this simple sewing tutorial :)


BEYOND adorable Onel!  I want one!!



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you can now find them under the contributor posts button at the top of the blog or simply click HERE!


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