Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!
Today I am here to show you how to sew a duffel bag with zippered top closure. This particular bag is sized to meet carryon requirements and makes a wonderful travel bag because you can fold it flat and tuck several of them inside your suitcase with ease.
When finished your travel size duffel tote bag will measure approximately 17″ across the base, 8″ tall and 9″ deep.
For this project you will need one 18″ zipper and 2 yards of cotton twill fabric such as the beautiful Premier Prints I used to craft the sample bag from.
To begin, you will need to precut your material to the following dimensions:
Cut six 10″ x 18″ panels for the body
Cut four 10″ x 10″ panels for the sides
Cut four 5″ x 20″ panels for the zipper casing / gusset
Cut two 6″ x 25″ panels for the handles
I will be back next week with another inspired travel themed project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!
P.S. Congratulations to Janice Centritto as she is the Happy Mail winner of the patchwork dachshund pup we made last week! If you would like to enter to win this week’s travel sized duffel bag, you can sign up here.