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Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for ...

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Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle

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(9) Name: 'Sewing : Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle
Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle
Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle
Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle
Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle
Carry-on Sized Trolley Sleeved Duffle

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You just need to know how to use your sewing machine. Each step is explained

Pattern Description:

A recent customer requested a slightly smaller duffle than my usual one. She wanted to use it as a carry-on, and she specified the need for a trolley sleeve to have the bag sit on her rolling luggage. I made it for her and liked it so much, I wrote the pattern so you can make it too.

Roll, hands free through the airport with your duffle atop your rolling luggage, secured by the trolley sleeve.

Some of the things I changed about this duffle have to do with other customer requests over the years. The most frequent request is a strap material other than the jute webbing. This duffle is small enough that I could use a skinnier strap than the big duffle. That means you will have a rainbow of choices for the 2" strap webbing. The link for where to buy it is in the pattern.

This duffle will be machine washable, you will love that.

Thinner batting, coupled with the smaller size, make it super easy to sew. If you have made my original duffles, you are going to love how easy it is to make this bag.

As I was making this one, I found an easier way to attach the straps, so you will get the benefit of that.

The magazine pocket on the end is a fun addition.

I think I have explained the pleated, zippered pocket better in this pattern. I use more photos and illustrations in this pattern than in the original.

Although it is a few inches smaller than the original duffle, it is still a roomy bag and will make swoon worthy gifts for anyone on your list.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18 inches wide by 11 inches tall and 9 inches deep


  • 6 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
  • 5mm Nylon Coil Zippers one at least 20" long and one at least 11" long
  • 2" wide Nylon or Polypro Webbing - 10 feet
  • Optional Wide Seam Binding 6 yards

You Will Also Need:

  • Cutting mat, Quilter's ruler, Rotary Cutter
  • A walking foot for sewing on the quilted fabrics
  • A zipper foot for installing zippers
  • Temporary fabric marker

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