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The Ring Sling Pattern

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Quick Overview

The Ring Sling is a fab quick sew for beginner bag makers! You can wear this versatile bag as a shoulder handbag or as a crossbody sling bag, and it's packed with pockets to carry all your essential items, with four exterior pockets, as well as a zip pocket and slip pocket on the inside. The bag fastens with a top zip, making it super secure. Don't be intimidated by the zip, though! This is rated a beginner's bag and has been tested by a wide variety of new bag makers to ensure it's clear and easy to follow.



12" x 10" x 5" (30.5cm x 25.5cm x 12.5cm) Width x Height x Depth  





  • Easy to read pattern
  • Finished dimensions: 12" x 10" x 5" (30.5cm x 25.5cm x 12.5cm) Width x Height x Depth
  • Bag of the Month Club January 2019 pattern
  • Multiple pockets
  • Very little stabiliser needed
  • YouTube Sew Along available.




12" x 10" x 5" (30.5cm x 25.5cm x 12.5cm) Width x Height x Depth 




Bag Features

Mrs H designed The Ring Sling as her perfect everyday bag. This bag is the ideal size to sit on your hip or under your arm, depending on whether you prefer a cross-body or shoulder bag. And, with four outer pockets as well as a slip pocket and zipped pocket inside the bag, it can carry a surprising amount!



Pattern Features

The Ring Sling is cleverly constructed to reduce cutting time and maximise stability. Through the off-set seams the bag has stability with very little stabiliser needed. In fact, if you're using faux leather, you may wish to omit the stabiliser altogether!


This pattern doesn't work particularly well with directional fabrics, due to the off-set seams. The outer seams are in the centre front with the lining seams on each side edge. For more information or inspiration, have a look at the tester makes on my blog, or pop over to our Facebook group


The Ring Sling is designed for beginners and is a great satisfying sew. The Ring Sling pattern is written in UK English and has been thoroughly tested by a team of expert pattern testers, including beginner bag makers.

The Ring Sling sewing pattern features comprehensive instructions with colour photos. 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. Find out more about how to download and print PDF sewing patterns here.


Pattern FAQs

What difficulty is this?

The Ring Sling is a beginner pattern and has a handy Sew Along on YouTube


How big is it?

The finished dimensions of the Ring sling are 12" x 10" x 5" (30.5cm x 25.5cm x 12.5cm) Width x Height x Depth. 


What fabrics did you use?

I used "Sweet Dreams" by Anna Maria paired with pale green canvas. 


What materials will I need?

  • 1 yd (0.9m) Outer - Non directional is best
  • 1/2 yd (0.5m) Pocket Contrast - Non directional is best
  • 1 yd (0.9m) Lining
  • 3 yd (2.75m) Medium weight interfacing (40" or 90cm wide)
  • 3/4 yd (0.7m) Fusible Fleece
  • (1) x 12" (30.5cm) #5 zip for the top (If using continuous zip use 16" (40.6cm) of tape)
  • (1) x 10" (25.5cm) #3 zip for the zipped pocket or use longer and cut to size
  • (2) x 1 1/2" (3.8cm) Round 'O' rings
  • (1) x 1" (2.5cm) Triglide buckle
  • (1) x Metal Zip End
  • (6) x 9mm x 8mm double cap rivets (Optional)
  • Double sided basting tape
  • Zip foot
  • Walking foot
  • Fray Check
  • Pressing Cloth
  • Pinking Shears


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