Custom Sling

My friend did some serious damage to her arm recently in a biking accident. 🙁 I feel pretty bad for her, especially because her and her boyfriend had to postpone their vacation to Puerto Rico.

On Sunday, we all, plus another couple, went to brunch at Hamburger Mary’s. If you’ve never been to Hamburger Mary’s, I suggest you go. The brunch is OK, but the burgers looked amazing. Plus, it’s a drag bar and they have a free drag show. It was kind of awesome.

Anyway, while we were at brunch, my friend asked if I could make her sling pretty. NO PROBLEM! I love a challenge. Immediately after brunch, I dug through my stash and found a couple of heavier weight fabrics, in chevrons, and took them over to her. She chose which fabric she liked best and I took measurements/tracings of her sling. Then I came home and made one.

Sling

 

That’s the before. Once she gave me the idea, I pretty much didn’t stop thinking about it until it was done. This picture was taken at Hamburger Mary’s.

Custom Sling

 

There’s my sling “in progress.” I had a deadline to have most of it finished by 8pm because that’s when Game of Thrones is on and everybody would be at our house. I wanted to use the hardware from her old sling since I didn’t have any on hand.

Sling

 

I felt the gray chevron and gray lining needed some color, so I broke out the neon thread from Purl Soho that Andrew bought me.

Sling

 

I even replicated the shoulder pad. Unfortunately, my button hold foot/stitch wasn’t long enough, so I practiced on a scrap, figured out how it worked, and then replicated it using other stitches on my machine. It turned out very well. I think it kind of looks like a bean, but it’s still pretty awesome.

Chevron Sling

 

And there’s the finished sling…already being put to use! Between the chevrons and the neon thread, I’m pretty sure that is the coolest sling in the entire world. I also love that she’s wrapped in another quilt next to my two pillows. Handmade galore!!

Chevron Sling

 

I love the neon thread detail….maybe even more than the chevrons. Maybe. I know that sounds crazy coming from me. Maybe it’s the combination of the chevrons and the neon thread that really gets me. I just love colorful/surprising top-stitching.

Chevron Sling

 

This was a super easy project and I’m very very happy with how it turned out. I hope she gets a ton of compliments and feels a little better.

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