Today’s the day for showing off the beautiful work of the Sandhill Sling pattern testers. Yayyy! Also, I wanted to say thanks so much for your overwhelming response to my newest pattern, the Sandhill Sling. I’m so glad you’re excited about it! While my family and I have been busy packing orders and doing all the necessary behind the scenes work, I’ve been enjoying hearing from all of you. It’s always a bit tricky during a pattern release, but I think things are going smoothly so far. I’ll have some time to restock some of the items and will work on showing off a few more of my samples of the pattern, too.
I’m excited to show you some of the pattern tester’s samples! I am so lucky to work with so many amazing women (no men so far, but if you’re ever interested let me know!). They ALL did such an amazing job and I absolutely loved seeing what they made.
Without further ado, here’s some great examples to hopefully help get your creative juices flowing!
Natasha (@housefulofstitches) made this gorgeous sample (View A) for her tween daughter. So cool, right? She said she’s making more for her other children. And that yellow lining, I love it!
Dorothy (@casocreativedesigns) made one for herself (View B, the blue sling) and one for her husband (View A, the green sling) how sweet is that?! I mean, come on! She said she gave it to him for his birthday present. Love!
Donna (@donnabakertx) made this lovely sample using my Driftless fabric for the exterior and those ADORABLE cats for the lining! She also used zipper by the yard, which is a great option for this pattern if you have some in your stash!
Megan (@wholalacrafts) made this gorgeous sample of View A using this amazing print from Sewtopia (looks like it’s sold out, but they carry lots of other great canvas & more!). So good isn’t it?! And she did it all while moving into a new house!
Mallory (@malloryhillmakes) made this stunning sample using some Amy Butler twill. She did some amazing pattern matching for View A, look at how the print lines up! So good Mallory!
Thanks SO much to each pattern tester! It’s always SO great to see what fabrics they use. Hopes this gives you plenty of ideas for maybe that special print you have hiding in your stash. Also, this pattern is pretty versatile as far as fabrics go. It’s small enough of a bag that it lends itself more options than a larger bag would. If you have something lighter weight that you want to use, go for it! You could add a heavier weight lining or bulk up the interfacing. Or try quilting a quilting-weight fabric to some fusible fleece, I made a Buckthorn recently using that method and I really like the result. Quilting is fun!
I do want to note that because I’m a one person business it’s sometimes difficult to navigate all the things I want to do (so many fun things are possible!). I DO want to do it all, which just can’t quite happen all at once. I am working on getting more videos out there. Unfortunately videos are very time consuming, but I’m squeaking things in along with managing all the other aspects of my business. So hang tight on that! I’m working on setting up a Patreon page too, so I’ll touch base here again when that is set up. I have SO MANY ideas about that!