Welcome to Week 1 of the Sandhill Sling Sew-Along! I'm so excited to have you join along!
I put together a video for this week's email that reviews fabric selection, cutting & interfacing, and Steps 1 & 2 (strap and shoulder connector). I hope you'll find this video helpful (scroll down for the link).
Here's the schedule I'll be following for the sew-along:
Week 1: February 17th (today), fabric selection, cutting & fusing interfacing, strap and shoulder connector assembly
Week 2: February 24th, make front pocket (View A and View B), assemble interior pocket
Week 3: March 3rd, gussets and lining
Week 4: March 10th, complete the lining and finishing
Week 5: March 17th, link wrap up and any loose ends!
I think this schedule should allow for plenty of catch up time if you miss a week. Don't feel pressured to rush along! But if you're cruising along and having fun feel free to go at your own pace, too. No rules here!
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I do recommend using the cutting list as a checklist. There are little boxes next to each piece to check off as you go. Also, I love keeping organized by clipping labels (provided with the pattern) to the pieces as I cut.
After this week you should have all the pieces cut and the interfacing fused to all corresponding pieces and your strap/shoulder connector all set to go. Yay!
In case you need any bag-making supplies for the SAL, I have most items available in my shop (I’m eagerly awaiting my restock of the Metal Snap Kits, but I don’t have an ETA quite yet - hoping I'll be able to restock by the beginning of next week!):
Webbing by-the-yard (instructions DO include making your own from fabric, too, so whatever works best for you!), you’ll need to order two yards for the sling (it's sold by-the-yard), although you’ll only be using a yard and a half. If you plan on making two bags, order three (3) yards, etc!