Added Dec 17, 2010
I made this moderate size duffle bag with matching toiletry/makeup bag for a family member for Christmas. She wanted bright and fun fabric and loved purple.
I bought some fun duck cloth and added light purple webbing for straps and for the zipper. I added pockets on the side of the duffle and embroidered B’s in purple. I did not line the duffle because I made a ripstop bag to go inside to put her suit in. I added a double pocket on the inside of the suit bag and hand embroidered the front. I used an old not used shoelace and a toggle. The toiletry/makeup bag I used the same fabric combo but I lined this. All of this fits in the duffle plus a pair of flip flops and a towel. I also made a removable purple suede tassle. I used a couple different ideas for the duffle and added some of my own. Oh almost forgot to say on the caolina pattern for the US folk use a 3/8" not a 5/8" sa and trim the sides when you put on the seam binding it will work way better.
Since this is a duffle set for the gym for her swin class I would pair this with for her Beach Blanket Bingo Piece Plus Size for the ModCloth Handmade contest
duck cloth, gray ripstop, purple zippers, purple webbing, old un-used shoelace, toggle, embroidery threads, purple bias tape and love
Check out Kate Middleton's stand-out spring dress
Pattern of the Week
You’ll want to wear this dress to tiki parties, spring weddings, and afternoon dates...
Sewing & Techniques
Check out Meg's Sweetheart Dress project and how she made it!
Hit the road in easy dresses, slouchy tees, and bootcut pants.
Be the face of one of our exclusive patterns on BurdaStyle.com!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.