Saturday, August 3, 2013

A Quilted Duffle Bag Finish

Duffle bag 1

I finally finished my quilted duffle bag and can check this half completed project off my "To do" list.  It has been sitting in my closet for probably three years and I decided it was about time I completed it.

I started it before I purchased my current sewing machine and my previous machine couldn't really handle the thickness or the weight of the batting and fabric.  

Duffle bag 2

When I finish one of these bags, it always amazes me how big they are.  It doesn't look like it is going to be that big when I am putting it together, but this bad boy can hold a lot!  The dimensions are 20" long, 12" deep, and 12" high.

Duffle Bag 5

You can find the pattern details in my previous post here... Duffle Bag.

Duffle Bag 4

What project of yours is taking up space in your closet?  I would love to hear about it and maybe I have inspired you to break it out and finish it up.

Happy Sewing!


  1. Great duffel! Ha! I've got so many projects taking up space I don't even want to think about it!

  2. Wonderful bag! Love the fabrics you used and your work is so neat and precise.

  3. Congratulations on the finish! The more expensive sewing machines are soooo worth it!
    I really like that bag! I might make one in the upcoming months!
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  4. I don't have that many projects hidden away, but I'm really hard on myself about finishing. I've made a few duffle bags for daughters-in-law. They've been clamoring for more in the last year, so I may try your design. I love those colors and the shape of your bag!

  5. I had more and more projects hidden away. I have a list with all my WIPÅ› and UFO's. That is because I see so much projects while visiting blogs.
    But since a few weeks I am hard for myself too. When finishing one new project, I have to finish an old one too. You should think that after a while there aren't UFO's left!
    Lovely duffel, may be I finish one this week .......

  6. Very nice! I have all the supplies to make the Weekender. Just need a little courage to start!

  7. This is a fabulous bag! I love the size of it.

  8. Great bag! I am glad to see that you like the pattern. We made this bag at the Sew South Retreat and it gave a lot of us fits!

  9. How satisfying to get it done! Three years! I dont feel so bad now about the things I've had sitting here for a year.LOL!

  10. Wonderful duffel !
    Always a good feeling to complete a project. ;)
    Visiting from 'Sew Many Ways'.

  11. What a beautiful duffel bag and I can't believe you started it that long ago! Having a sewing machine that can go through thick layers is wonderful to have. My vintage singers are great for that. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. Great duffel - I just bought the pattern, now I'm excited to try it too!

  13. Awesome bag! Could I take it for a 'ride' this weekend? :-)

  14. kudos to you for tackling a forgotten WIP. It's so cute! I really love the fabrics, and the addition of the burlap to the handles.

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday, Candace!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  15. Great bag!, I have lots of quilt tops that need to be completed. That's my current goal.

  16. Cute bag! I love the dotted fabric and colors! You did a great job!

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  17. Great bag! I might make a similar one for my niece for Christmas. What's taking up space? Oh, so many things. I just cleaned my sewing room and I am trying to knock things out. My goal is to have all my tops quilted before year's end. I would also like to have a pair of flannel tops that I have the blocks for turned into quilts for my grand nieces.

  18. Love your blog. So many practical projects, great work. Congratulations on your finish. Love the quilting. I agree with you about curtains, but somebody has got to do it, right? Thanks for sharing your success and inspiring so many people with your sewing.


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