Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sewing: Travel Duffel Bag


It hasn't been all baking with zucchinis lately.

I have been sewing a bit, but not as much as I'd like to....
  but then again, do any of us get to sew as much as we want?

Studio Cherie Travel Duffel  Tote -  Simplicity 2274

Since I'm going to Sewing Summit later this year, I need a few things...beginning with a duffel big enough to carry my clothes.

This duffel is absolutely huge...I have three sofa pillows in it to puff it out a bit for the picture, and it still could hold one or two more.

I changed up the pattern a bit...covered the jute with the purple fabric, as I didn't like the look of the jute but still wanted the jute would give the bag.

Added a lining...why do bags not come with lining instructions? Ugh...sorry, but it's my pet peeve.  It was easy enough to create using the original pattern instructions I used a lightweight cotton fabric, used the soft batting interfacing, added lots and lots of pockets, and hand-stitched it in so I have something nice for my stuff to lay against.

It's ready for travel....now onto a smaller bag for my quilting supplies.

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