Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Get it Together Duffel Pattern

I released my second pattern, the Get it Together Duffel recently and I'm excited (and late) to share the details about this fun travel bag and all the amazing versions my testers whipped up!! You can grab this pattern now on Craftsy and Etsy for immediate download. 

This pattern comes in Two sizes: Large and Small. Although, the large could be called jumbo. The large sizes in at 19" L x 14" H x 9" D and was sized to be compliant with most carry on size restrictions. It's quite a large bag, and as you will see, also works perfectly for a machine size travel bags for many domestic machines. The small is a more modestly sized traveler at: 16" L x 10" H x 9"D, perfect for an overnight bag, a quick weekender or even as a gym bag. 

Both sizes have the same great features. The top is a double zippered opening, which is unique and allows for ease of packing and unpacking, as well as easily loading in your machine for retreats. The exterior has four large slip pockets, great for stashing things within easy reach while on the go. The inside has both a large zippered pocket and a divided slip pocket to help keep you organized and stash your valuables. This bag was designed to be used with webbing, which is PERFECT for those of you, who like me, hate sewing straps. However, directions are given to use fabric as well for the handles and straps. This is a softly structured bag, meaning it will stand up on it's own, but can easily be crammed into an overstuffed trunk. 

The design of this bag works well for a unisex bag, which means it's a great project for the boys in our lives too! The pattern includes full color, step by step illustrated instructions to make both sizes. 

Materials List

For Both Sizes
  • 1 Yard (1 M) Exterior Fabric
  •  0.5 Yard (0.5 M) Exterior Contrast
  •  1.5 Yards (1.5 M) Lining Fabric
  •  5.25 Yards (5 M) 1.5” (38mm) wide webbing (Please note this pattern is written using webbing. If you would like to use fabric or vinyl, you will need an additional 7/8 yard of fabric)
  • 6 Yards (5.75 M) 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapflex 101, Wovenfuse, or equiva­lent)
  • 2 yards (2 M) 20” wide Foam Stabilizer (By Annie’s Soft and Stable, Pellon Flex Foam, Bosal In R Form, or equivalent. Fusible foam is not recommended)
  • 8” x 18.5” (20.25cm x 46.25cm) Fusible Firm Stabilizer such as Peltex 71
  • (2) 18” #5 Long Pull Handbag Zippers (Important! You must use long pulls in order for the hardware to fit properly through the zippers)
  • (1) 10” #3 Zipper
  • (2) 1.5” (38 mm) Triangle Rings or D Rings
  • (2) 1.5” (38mm) Swivel Clips
  • (2) 0.5” (12mm) Swivel Clips
  • (1) 1.5” (38mm) Adjustable Slide
  •   3 Yards (3 M) of 1.5” (38mm) wide Bias Binding ***If you are choosing to make your own binding you will need an additional 0.5 Yard (0.5 M) of Fabric to do this.***
  •     Double Sided Tape
  •     Fabric Marking Pen
  •     Thread
  •     Wonder Clips, Binding Clips or Pins
  •                 *Optional: Rivets or Chicago Screws to secure Strap Connectors and Handles

Now, to share the amazing versions my testers created! They are all amazing and I can't thank them all enough for testing this for me!

Meg of Hudson Valley Handbags made this incredible version with leather and Marimekko fabrics, she added piping to the side panels and I adore this version, it looks so high end! 

My lovely friend Amy made this version in some fun AH comic prints and this knock-your-socks-off pink crocodile vinyl from SewHungryHippie

Tara from UhOh Creations made this Super Hero version in the large size and has already been claimed and sleep over tested!

How about this sweet floral version by Just an E? Abbe has even made me love florals with this one!

Line Vienneau made this super sweet unicorn version for a little girl and it's adorable! 

I always love seeing how Wendy of W.D Handbags interprets the patterns she uses, and this one was no different! She made this super cute girly version in gingham and lace!

Michelle of Barabooboo made this amazing large version and check out how perfect the size is for her Juki! 

Jenny of Sincerely Jen Patterns made this GORGEOUS version in C + S with this amazing iridescent clear vinyl from Sew Hungry Hippie! Jenny also just made a matching Conseula Clutch, and this is one awesome travel set! 

Cheryl of Cheryl's Quilts and Crafts made this fabulous super hero version! I love the embroidery on that front pocket, it's so perfect for showcasing a fun embroidery design!

And last, but certainly NOT least, this INCREDIBLE all leather version by Laurie Dasso! She made some modifications to the small to use as a pet carrier and a convertible back pack, Isn't it amazing??

I am so thankful to all the people that have made the release of this pattern possible! Without their help and support this wouldn't be happening. I'd love it if you'd join the patterns group on Facebook and share so we can see your makes!