Katy's Duffel Bag 1
Birthday present for my daughter. She's been wanting/needing a duffel bag for a long time :)
Bag is 20" long x 12" Deep & 12" Tall with two exterior pockets - one 9" Tall x 12" wide zippered, pleated pocket on one end and one 5"w x 8 1/2" tall slip pocket between the handles on one side.
Fabric & 1 3/4" webbing for straps purchased from City Craft www.citycraftonline.com/
Fabric is home decor weight from the Innocent Crush line by Anna Maria Horner.
Main exterior fabric is Loves Me Loves Me Not - Bark. Exterior pockets & lining are Woodcut - Saffron.
The exterior & lining fabrics were quilted in a 1" diamond grid. Batting is a polyester traditional loft bat from Fairfield. Used a regular zipper from JoAnn's for the pocket & Sullivan's Heavy Duty Make A Zipper from Nancy's Notions for the main zipper - www.nancysnotions.com/product/make+a+zipper+heavy+duty+br...
Pattern is the Studio Cherie Travel Duffel pdf pattern - www.etsy.com/listing/45297937/pdf-how-to-make-my-travel-d... (Pattern is also a Simplicity Pattern # 2274)
Pattern Changes made - added a layer of SF101 Shapeflex interfacing to both pockets & used 1 3/4" webbing for the handles.
This pattern is well written & a fairly easy project to make. The hardest part was wrangling the bulk through my machine. I used a 100/16 Jeans/Denim needle to get through the really bulky parts.
The bag does not have a separate lining so the seams are exposed on the interior. I serge finished them before construction and am, surprisingly, quite happy with the result . I'm glad I didn't spend any extra time binding them.
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