Welcome to the last week of the Sandhill Sling Sew-Along! I'm so glad you've followed along and I hope you enjoyed making your sling (or two!).
Last time (Week 4) we completed the final step of attaching the lining to the exterior. Here's a link to Week 4's newsletter. This week I've put together a short video on the alternate construction method I talked a bit about in last week's newsletter and video.
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Here's the video for Week 5 of the Sandhill Sling sew-along! Click the image above to play today's video. I'm showing a brief overview of an alternate construction method for the sling using a bound seam. This method is the same method used in constructing the Making Backpack (pattern available in my shop here). I do want to note here though that I DO recommend the drop-in method for the Sandhill because of it's rounded corners and smaller shape. But of course either method works! Do what's best for you. Gotta love options!
My friend Amanda (Crazy Mom Quilts) has agreat tutorial for binding a quilt. If you use this method, start with a 3" wide strip of bias-cut fabric and sew with a 3/8" seam allowance on the first pass. There's no need miter the corners because the Sandhill's are rounded!
I know that there seems to be a few different names for types of binding, but these two best represent what would work for a bound interior seam for the Sandhill. Also, if you have a certain method you like and prefer, do that!
I want to send a huge thank you to everyone who joined along on this sew-along! I hope you're proud of what you made. And I hope you're excited to make more slings!
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Here's a look back on the sew-along schedule:
Week 1: February 17th, 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, complete exterior and make lining
Week 4: March 10th , finishing
Week 5: March 17th (today), link wrap up and any loose ends!