Monday, January 4, 2016

Cargo Duffle

The Cargo Duffle visiting a community garden in Savannah, GA

I wanted to make a larger travel bag for my holiday adventures. After looking around a little, I saw the Cargo Duffle by Noodlehead. The pattern is free download and can be found here!

The Cargo Duffle was made in December 2015, but I'm only getting around to posting it now.

I haven't made a quilted bag yet so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to try it out. I also love the pleated cargo pockets on the front, so this gave me an opportunity to learn how to do them. While fussy cutting the fabric for them was time consuming, the actual construction was not that bad.

The fabrics I used are as follows:
  1. Main body (outside and inside): Helios in the Fibs and Fables collection by Anna Maria Horner
  2. Accent on main: Soho Chic Bubbles in Plum by Sandy Gervais for Moda
  3. Cargo pockets: Cachet by Marie Osmond in Quilting Treasures collections (I believe this is out of print since I got this fabric in a fat quarter sale a while ago)
  4. Zipper Gusset (outside and inside): Minutes in the Fibs and Fables collection by Anna Maria Horner
  5. Bottom Gusset: 
  6. Handles: 
    • Accent: Soho Chic Bubbles in Plum by Sandy Gervais for Moda
    • Main: organic black canvas
  7. Inside binding: Bella Cotton Solids in Black by Moda

I used more variety of fabrics than the pattern called for, but I wanted a nice colorful bag. The only other thing I changed was I made the handles a little longer. I also did sew parts of the handles together to make a thinner strap after using the bag for a while. I found the original size was too wide for my liking since it kept bunching up on my shoulder.

I love the Pegasus pattern so much that I got some extra yardage for later projects! I'll definitely be looking into more Anna Maria Horner prints!

Since I was in such a nice location for the holidays, I took some bonus pictures of the Butterick 5658 tote bag I made!

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