This Week’s Featured Freebie

How to Make a Duffle Bag - DIY

Watch this free video tutorial from Sailrite and learn how to pattern, build, and stitch this sturdy and spacious duffle bag.  Sew versatile and attractive duffle bags that you and everyone else will love. This duffle bag is large enough to hold several sets of clothing and any toiletries for a weekend trip. This bag has a zipper closure and exterior storage pocket,  double handles and a longer adjustable strap – you can either carry it by hand or sling it over your shoulder for hands-free convenience. This bag will be a go-to weekender bag for many trips and years to come. Finished size: 12″ high, 12″ wide, and 20″ long.

Learn how to:

  • create the pattern
  • create zippered side pocket 
  • fashion end pocket 
  • attach side pocket to main body 
  • make pleated foam bottom 
  • attach webbing to main body
  • install D-rings & handles
  • sew zippered top 
  • attach duffle ends
  • create D-ring & swivel hook webbing zipper end stop
  • make adjustable webbing strap
  • you can get the kit here

Watch the free video tutorial:



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The Ellory Overnight or Day Trip Bag Sewing Pattern    The Lunar Travel Bag PDF Sewing Pattern Collection Dogwood Travel Duffel Bag PDF Sewing Pattern

Studio Cherie's Quilted Travel Duffel - PDF Pattern  Sewn Ideas Cutie Backpack PDF Sewing Pattern  Sew the Sidekick Tote and Megan Travel Tote PDF Pattern from Uniquely Michelle     

The Sweet Retreat's Weekend Bag pattern motherload tote blue beach bag The Wayfarer Travel Bag PDF Sewing Pattern  Sew and Sell: Diaper Bag with stroller straps and insulated bottle bag from Merge Bags