Introducing the SweetPea Sling!
Sling bags have been popping up everywhere recently and we are here for it! We love this style of bag for it’s versatility and easy usability. We decided to design a bag of our own so we could add all our favorite elements and make it the PERFECT sling! And so the SweetPea Sling was conceived! In true Sassafras Lane fashion, we named this fun bag after our sweet girl Elsie, the white pup that makes regular appearances on our socials. We called her SweetPea for the first few weeks after we adopted her before we named her and it has stayed a nickname for the last 8 years!
About the SweetPea Sling
- Finishes 6in wide, 13in tall 6in wide and 2.5in deep, perfect for everyday adventures!
- Has a top zipper opening with 2 pulls for easy access.
- Features a front vertical zipper for anything you want easy access to but behind a zipper.
- There is a diagonal pocket on the back perfect for quick goodies on the go, like snacks and sunglasses!
- The inside has an additional pocket, a key clip and a credit card pocket.
- Features a comfortable 2in wide adjustable shoulder strap.
- Can be worn on your back or on your front.
- Looks fantastic in cork, vinyl, cotton and canvas fabrics!
- SweetPea Sling Hardware Kits Available!
- Optional: Foam Interfacing, Wonder Tape, Zipper Tape, Zipper Pulls and Rivets
Cover SweetPea Sling
Did we plan on having another rainbow pattern cover? No. Was this our absolute favorite SweetPea Sling after we photographed them all? YES! You all know I love a scrappy rainbow… so I pulled out my scrap bins and using a “quilt-as-you-go” method, I made the bag front and back. This eye-catching sling really makes me smile every time I see it!
I paired the “pieced” rainbow pieces with our Pink Cork and a super cute butterfly fabric. I added the Black and White Stripe Zipper with Rainbow teeth, Iridescent Zipper Pulls and Iridescent Rivets for a little extra bling.
Cork SweetPea Sling
We are always drawn to our Light Pink Cork for projects and thought it would make a great SweetPea Sling. Kristy quilted it up with her freehand doodle quilting and you can spot a quilted flower on the bag front! We paired this cork with the pink arch print from my upcoming Summer Lovin’ fabric line.
We paired this bag with a fuchsia zipper we had in our stash that matched the Summer Lovin’ print perfectly. We added in some Nickel Zipper Pulls and Iridescent Rivets to complete the hardware. We also found a 2in wide webbing that had some orange and purple in it that we used instead of making a strap.
Vinyl SweetPea Sling
This bag was an unexpected combination that we fell in love with! We used our Pebbled Wave Vinyl with our Cyan Cork and they were a perfect match. We then decided to take a walk on the opposite side of the color wheel and used our Pink Stripe Zipper Tape with Nickel Teeth and Nickel Zipper Pulls on the SweetPea Sling front and top.
This is the only bag we didn’t quilt, so it doesn’t have the same structure or texture as the others, but still looks great! So, if not wanting to quilt your bag is stopping you, don’t worry about it! Using vinyl as the bag body really gives this bag a professional look!
Canvas SweetPea Sling
I can’t wait until this Summer Lovin’ canvas is available, because it makes the cutest bags (and bucket hats)! Kristy quilted this daisy canvas with vertical straight lines and paired it with a yellow zipper tape and Black Cork fabric. This bag turned out so cute and I cannot wait to wear it around town.
The little details are really what make this bag something special! Kristy added a smiley face patch to the back pocket and used a yellow thread while top-stitching on the Black Cork. Add in a few Nickel Zipper Pulls and Nickel Rivets as finishing touches and voila!
Behind the Scenes - Furry Models
We did a little photo shoot for these SweetPea Sling bags out on our cul-de-sac and of course the pups wanted to be involved… or at least out by our sides. So naturally, we made them model for us!
I think Shadow won this modeling contest, which is quite impressive since it is his official first photo shoot! But he sat very still and actually looked at the camera a few times.