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The Squiffy Sling PDF Pattern

The Squiffy Sling PDF Pattern

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Quick Overview

Although The Squiffy Sling pattern is designed for beginners, the clever construction of this cross-body bag makes it an interesting sew with a quirky finished bag perfect for everyday use.

The Squiffy Sling was designed for the winter 2017 Bag Retreat with Mrs H.



Small: 8" x 9" x 3" (20cm x 23cm x 8cm)

Large: 10" x 11" x 4" (25cm x 28cm x 10cm)






  • Finished dimensions of approximately: Small - 8" x 9" x 3" (20cm x 23cm x 8cm); Large - 10" x 11" x 4" (25cm x 28cm x 10cm)
  • One pattern piece for the outer and for the lining
  • Instructions for a zip pocket and slip pocket 
  • Fully lined cross-body strap





The Squiffy Sling pattern can be made in two sizes. The smaller version is a petite 8" x 9" x 3" (20cm x 23cm x 8cm) and makes a perfect purse for shopping or days out. If you like to carry a little more in your everyday bag, the larger version is 10" x 11" x 4" (25cm x 28cm x 10cm).



Bag Features


The Squiffy Sling is a great beginner sew. With fun asymmetrical styling but just one pattern piece for outer and lining, it's a quickie! This is a great pattern for showing off your interesting fabrics. Use a solid fabric in a bold colour to contrast with your faux leather base overlay, or use a fun design to really make the shape of the bag pop.

The pattern includes instructions on using  a half moon magnetic snap, creating a fully lined cross body strap and adding both zip and slip pockets. There's also placement markings for using a different fastener on the pattern piece.

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Pattern Features


The Squiffy Sling paper pattern is a downloadable PDF sewing pattern featuring comprehensive instructions, printable pattern pieces, and colour photographs. The PDF pattern also includes a text only section to save on your printing costs. Please note that due to The Squiffy Sling pattern having different pieces for the outer and for the lining of both sizes there are 34 pages of pattern pieces that you will need to tape together.

The Squiffy Sling is classified as a beginner pattern. It is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers.

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