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Travel Duffel

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travel duffel

Created using this Craftsy indie pattern

This project was made from an independent Craftsy designer's pattern:

Travel Duffel Pattern »
by StudioCherie

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Category Sewing
Sizing Men
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? cotton duck, polyester batting, quilting cotton, zippers, piping, wide double-fold binding, purchased appliques and hardware, jute webbing

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What are you most proud of? I'm very pleased with the professional look of the completed bag. I'm proud of the extra details I incorporated, like the applique, piping, key-leash, and the really cool origami pocket I took from Studio Cherie's Departure Satchel pattern. I'm looking forward to making a colorful quilty version next!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun choosing fabrics and take it one step at a time!

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My girls travel a lot and they have so many different duffels, they are always buying new ones. Now I can find the colors they like as hot pink and black and make them this one, Thank you for something large. Have a blessed day. Thanks so

12/07/2013 Flag

How mant layers of cotton batting did you use?

12/11/2013 Flag

Did you bind the edges before assembly?

12/11/2013 Flag

I was also wondering if you bound the edges before or after assembly. BEAUTIFUL bag. I thought the handles were hand embroidered with a variegated thread before I saw the close up!

01/02/2014 Flag

Thanks! I did bind the edges before assembly. Since I added a layer of unquilted canvas to the quilted lining, it was easier to bind first.

01/03/2014 Flag

Great bag, and I love your personal touches. I'm about to make one and now I'm torn between adding a lining after the bag is constructed, or if I should just bind the edges before the assembly like you did. I was worried about adding bias binding after it's constructed, but now I might just try your method. Thank you for sharing!

03/29/2016 Flag