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The Speedwell Back Sling Bag

The Speedwell Sling Bag - PDF Sewing Pattern from Blue Calla Sewing Patterns
he Speedwell sling bag is a modern unisex bag design from Blue Calla Sewing Patterns. The Speedwell has one front zippered flap pocket with two zippers on each side and closes at the top with your choice of a small twist lock or magnetic snap. When the flap is open, the contents will stay safe inside the front pocket thanks to the gussets on each side. Inside this front flap pocket is one slip pocket and one zippered pocket. You may also wish to install one or two grommets (they are optional) to thread your earbuds through. The Speedwell sling bag interior offers two more slip pockets. The strap is adjustable! An intermediate sewing project. This bag should measure 8″ wide x 12” high x 2.5” deep once complete.

Sewing Supplies:

  1. exterior fabric: 1/2 yard fabric (quilt weight cotton, linen blends)

  2. lining fabric: 1 yard quilt weight cotton


  1. 3 yards fusible woven interfacing (20” wide)

  2. 1/2 yard Peltex sew-in

  1. 1/2 yard fusible fleece (20” wide)

Notions and hardware:

  1. (2) 7″ or 8″ zippers

zipper tape)

  1. (1) 20″ double pull zipper (must be #5)

  2. (1) 6″ zipper

  1. (1) 1.5″ rectangle slide

  2. (1) 1.5″ rectangle ring

  3. your choice of a small twist lock

  1. optional – one or two 12mm or 1/2″ diameter grommets

Go to Blue Calla Sewing Patterns for the Pattern

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