I began with good intentions...! Thought I'd try this reversible sling bag patttern from Sugar Bee Crafts. I like her sample bag a lot, and thought it'd be fun to make one.
What it isn't.
But then after I was 1/2 way done, I didn't like how thick the straps were on mine. I used two layers of bull denim and a layer of quilt batting. Too much. So, I cut it down into a rectangular purse, and attached a narrower strap separately.
I also added an outer pocket - just sewn right into the bottom seam of the bag. And a zippered pocket inside the purse. And a magnetic closure. So it's not reversible anymore. And it's not a sling bag.
Following instructions really isn't my strong suit! But I ended up with a fun new purse. And it works for me. I need the pockets. Need them.
My reversible sling bag that is not reversible and not a sling bag boasts hot pink pom pom trim and the most amazing gold fabric ever. I used up some flannel for the inside, and a little peek of Melody Miller Ruby Star for the slash pocket.