Travel Duffel Pattern

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Travel Duffel Pattern Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • This pattern will walk you through all of the sewing steps. If you have never quilted before, you can start with pre-quilted fabric.

Pattern Description:

Everyone has a duffle, but not everyone has a gorgeous duffle. Now you can sew up your own custom travel bag.

I use my duffle frequently for weekends away and find it perfect for 2 who travel light or 1 who likes a lot of choices (i.e. when I bring 3 pairs of shoes.)

It is also our family beach bag/carry-all.

You will love the capacity and sturdy construction of this bag.

Beginners and expert seamstresses all love this pattern for the unique travel bags they make with it.

I just posted a video showing the different travel bags to maybe give you a better idea which one to make (copy paste to your browser:)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 20" long by 12" high and 12" deep


  • 1.5 yards of feature fabric. 1.5 yards of lining fabric. 1.5 yards of batting.
  • (OR you can use 1.5 yards of prequilted fabric instead.)
  • 3/4 yard contrast fabric for handles and pocket lining.
  • 2 Zippers. One 22-24" and one 14"
  • You really need a walking foot for your sewing machine.
  • Zipper foot for your sewing machine
  • 3.5 yards of Jute webbing.

You Will Also Need:

  • Thread to match the jute
  • Thread to match the feature fabric
  • A fresh sewing needle for your machine
  • non-permanent fabric marker

Pattern Reviews

Pattern Reviews

Average Review (of 13 reviews)
Cindy540 on

Excellent Fantasic Pattern  July 2, 2014

sew easy and lots of compliments! I used a contrasting fabric for the lining!

DonnaJayne on

Excellent fantastic gift  August 5, 2013

I made this for a friend for her birthday. It is a great sized bag that could be used for anything. I need to make myself one now to use a gym bag. Love it.

sewkate on

Excellent Another great pattern from Studio Cherie!  July 26, 2013

I loved making this bag. The pattern was very clear, well-drafted, and well-explained. I had plenty of room to improvise because the pattern was so good. Because I added an outer layer of duck (plus piping) to the quilted lining, stitching the bag together was hard work. But I brought in on myself, and the result is really professional looking. I plan to make my second bag according to the pattern. I may still use piping, but I won't be adding a layer of duck. I really love Studio Cherie ...

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tropicals1396629 on

Excellent Fantastic & easy to follow pattern !  June 22, 2013

I absolutely loved making this bag, The pattern was very clear and easy to follow step by step. I love my finished product! I can't wait to show it off to everyone. It easily holds 2 weeks worth of vacation clothing etc. Love, love, love it. Although, I almost regret not making a second outter end pocket to add to this pattern. But I'm sure one pocket will do just fine :) Great pattern, thanks a lot !

sewcynful on

Excellent Duffle bag perfect size for long weekend  June 8, 2013

This is just what I was looking for in a duffle bag! It's the perfect size! I wanted to use up scraps from projects. The only thing I had problems with was the jute webbing. I read somewhere that it needs to be pre-washed, so I did. It ended up shrinking, and my handles are about 6 inches shorter than they should be. I read after finished this that I could have used twill tape instead of the jute webbing. If I were to do it again, I would use twill tape, as the jute look doesn't go too ...

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DesiLoopBySSK on

Good   June 8, 2013

Florrieann on

Good Travel bag  April 28, 2013

My daughter has gone to Australia for a year so I made her this bag for her long .. Long flight she was delighted

Lieve on

Excellent my stylish sewingbag  April 17, 2013

great pattern and very good description step by step. the only difficulty for me was the measurements in inches instead of in cm which I'm used to but with my calculator nearby I overcame this problem easily ;-)

LLfas on

Excellent Travel Duffle Bag  April 6, 2013

Great bag. I'm sure this will get lot's of use.

Lisa C. on

Good Great Duffel - Large, Roomy and Sturdy  March 7, 2013

I had little trouble with the pattern and the end result is a great overnight bag! I would recommend this pattern.

revkez on

Excellent Travel Duffel Bag pattern  March 2, 2013

I had a blast putting this together i will definitely make another one, was challenging after I quilted but overall I'm happy with how it came out. I think next time I will put pockets on either end as well just for a little bit more storage. The bag is just the right size for an overnight bag.

kellyinmyheart on

Excellent Parisian Poodle Travel Duffel  February 22, 2013

Nice project. Making several more for personal use and gifts.

Pennyflame on

Good Chicken Travels  January 30, 2013

I found this bag easy to make except for the jute, next time I will make the lining alittle bigger for the jute. I will be making this duffel for all four of my daughters. This duffel holds enough clothes for a week vacation and then some. Love it.

About Designer

About Designer

Cherie Killilea on

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 the coming school year. I was known as a creative dresser. I wrote my first sewing pattern in 2006 as part of applying for a patent.
Now I have thousands of satisfied sewing pattern customers and am ...

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