A Super Simple Duffle Bag

A Free PDF Sewing Tutorial

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Super Simple Duffle Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

This free sewing tutorial is written so beginner and intermediate sewers can create a simple, unlined, functional duffle bag.

Sewing Supplies:

  • 1 yard of heavy cotton such as canvas,
    duck canvas, good upholstery fabric or
    other suitable fabric such as barks cloth,
    cotton or denim.
  • 18-inch purse zipper (NOTE: If you do
    not have a purse zipper, a regular 18”
    zipper will work.)
  • 2 – 26 inch long by 4 inch wide strips of
    contrasting fabric for your handles
  • 1 package of Wright’s Maxi Piping (optional)
  • 4 appliqué’s to cover handle ends (optional)
  • thread
  • straight edge ruler or cutting mat
  • rotary cutter or good scissors
  • iron and ironing board
  • straight or stick pins

Get the PDF Tutorial

18" purse zippers


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  2 comments for “A Super Simple Duffle Bag

  1. Bryony
    October 17, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Does anyone know where I can get this pattern? The link above doesn’t work. Really want to make this as a Christmas present!

  2. Pattern Hoarder
    October 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I was able to dig it out of Google cache… and upload it to PatternPile.com. The link has been updated. Thanks for the heads up! :)