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.

Linked To:

Finished It Friday - thespunkydiva.net/ - 11/11/11

Weekend Wrap Up - tatertotsandjello.com/ - 11/11/11

Show & Tell Saturday - www.bedifferentactnormal.com/ - 11/12/11

Making Monday Marvelous - www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/ - 11/13/11

Just Something I Whipped Up - www.thegirlcreative.com/ - 11/13/11

Made By You Monday - www.skiptomylou.org/ -11/14/11

Get Your Craft On - todayscreativeblog.net/ - 11/15/11

Sew Cute Tuesday - thecreativeitchboutique.blogspot.com/ - 11/15/11

We Did It Wednesday - sewmuchado.blogspot.com/ - 11/15/11

Wednesday at Tea Rose Home - tearosehome.blogspot.com/ - 11/16/11

Sew & Tell - www.amylouwhosews.com/ - 11/18/11

Whatever Goes Wednesday - somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/ - 11/23/11

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Taken on November 3, 2011