Have you guys seen the Simplicity Duffel Bags that have been popping up around the quilting community? There are so many amazing bags out there, and I needed one for our trip that we took to San Antonio. I love the idea of traveling handmade and that was my goal for the trip! So I picked up the pattern and found some great fabrics and got to work.
I did the pattern pretty much as described except I added a lining. I also quilted it differently and added some reinforcement to the pull tabs by the zipper, but that's about it.
Let me tell you, this bag is huge! It's definitely big enough to hold anything you could ever need for a weekend getaway. I opted for a Melody Miller print, I wanted fabric that was a little more sturdy than quilting cotton.
That typewriter is one of my favorite parts of this print! My mom said she typed on a typewriter just like this when she was younger. So there you have it! If you have ever thought about tackling the Weekender Bag by Amy Butler, I would start out trying this bag first! This would be a great way to get into bag making!