Tuesday, April 7, 2009

girls night out - amy butler birdie sling.


Our 'girls night out' group is going to make these Amy Butler Birdie Sling bags. I told the girls I would post the material list so everyone can start looking for fabric (if anyone gets the Sunday paper and has extra 50% off coupons to Michael's or Roberts, please let us know - thanks!).

If using 44" wide light to mid-weight fabric (quilting fabric)
(allow extra yardage for matching or centering a design on your fabric)
- 1 1/8 yards for the Exterior
- 1 1/8 yards of a coordinating fabric for the Bands and Handles
- 1 1/8 yards of a 3rd coordinating fabric for the Lining
- 3 1/2 yards of 20" wide woven fusible interfacing (SF-101 by Pellon)


If using wide heavier mid-weight fabric (Amy's home dec weight)
- 5/8 yard for the Exterior
- 1 1/8 yards of a coordinating fabric for the Bands and Handles
- 1 1/8 yards of a 3rd coordinating fabric for the Lining
- 3 yards of 20" wide woven fusible interfacing (SF-101 by Pellon)

PLUS
- 1/2 yard of 44" wide fusible fleece (Thermolam Plus by Pellon)
- 1 spool of coordinating all-purpose thread

Finished size: 28" tall including Handles x 18" wide

TOOLS NEEDED:
Scissors
Iron and Ironing board
Straight pins
Ruler / Tape measure
Scotch tape
Hand sewing needle
Chalk Pencil
Tracing paper
Pressing Ham or Rolled towel
Pressing cloth
Turning Tool (such as a closed pair of scissors).

Okay, I must admit I am feeling overwhelmed after reading the 'materials and tool needed' and not knowing what half of them are...I hope someone in our group knows how to sew! :)