This is a sewing pattern. To buy a travel duffle, visit the large bags section of my shop. This fully illustrated PDF pattern will walk you through how to sew my popular travel duffle.
This pattern includes a royalty-free cottage licensing agreement. That means that you can make these bags for resale! All you have to do is purchase the pattern from me, and state in your marketing materials, online descriptions (or on a tag, if you sell them in person) "made from a StudioCherie pattern."
*8 ounce polyester quilt batting 1.5 yards
*Muslin (or other desired lining fabric) 44” wide, 1.5 yards
*Feature Fabric 44” wide or 54” wide, 1.5 yards
*Contrasting fabric for handles 44” or 54” wide, one yard
*#5 Nylon Coil Zippers one at least 21” long and one at least 13” long
*Jute Webbing (found in upholstery notions)3.5” wide, 3.5 yards
*Optional Wide Seam Binding 6 yards
*Cutting mat, Quilter’s ruler, Rotary Cutter
*Sewing machine and thread
*A walking foot for sewing on the quilted fabrics
*A zipper foot for installing zippers
*Iron and ironing board
*Non-permanent fabric marker
The pattern is illustrated with 8 photos and 12 diagrams. There are also 3 full size pattern pieces included in the 13 page document. I use 14 point type in the pattern, so the writing is nice and big. I can even read it without my reading glasses.
Here is some feedback on the actual bag itself:
"WOW! I couldn't be more thrilled with my custom duffle! It will be perfect to bring to the hospital when I have my baby. Thank you, thank you!!"
Here is the description of the bag itself:
Strap Drop 11"(28cm)long enough to wear over your shoulder.
There are loops for attaching a longer strap (not included) from the ends if you like.
I've been wondering for a while if I would ever make a bag so big that you could hide inside in case of emergency. Now I am glad I did.
This has been my family beach bag over the Summer. Inside you will be able to carry a beach blanket(we use a queen size quilt,)5 beach towels, bathing suits for 5, and a cosmetic bag. The zippered outside pocket will hold sunscreen. The outside pouch pocket can hold cell phones or sunglasses.
Obviously this can also be a weekender bag. When I flew to Seattle the other day, I tried it out as my carry-on and it worked great. I think I was the best looking traveler in the airport. As far as carrying on an airplane though, you have to be aware not to load it to full capacity, so it will fit in the overhead bin. I had no problem at all.
The handles are made of jute webbing which is exteremly strong stuff that I also use in my upholstery work. I covered them partially with fabric to make them comfortable to hold, but left the edges showing because it looks great.
This bag in my hand was made in Amy Butler's Nigella home decor weight fabric, and the fabric is quilted for added strength. The bag on my shoulder was made to order with an Amy Butler quilting weight fabric that my customer requested.
Everyone has a duffle bag, but not everyone has a gorgeous duffle bag. Practical, yet unique, this bag is totally you.
The photos in this listing show some of the custom duffles I have sold. This listing is for the sewing pattern.