Free Overnight Duffel Bag Pattern-Updated

I finally got around to updating the ever-so-popular Overnight Duffel Bag Pattern.  This bad is by far the most popular project on the blog. It has over 25000 impressions on Pinterest and I have received hundreds of emails requesting an updated version. I originally made this bag when I was just learning how to sew, so there were a few errors on the original post that needed to be corrected. I have made about 8 of these bags so far and I know the pattern and instructions work well. The pattern meant for someone that has some sewing skills and can understand the basic sewing lingo. It is not for a beginner. It is an evening or weekend project as it has quite a few parts to put together. The materials for this bag cost about $15 total.

This bag is perfect for an overnight trip to a friend’s house, for hospital baby delivery and even as a shopping bag. You can mix and match your favorite fabrics to create a piece you can cherish for years to come. It is sturdy, can be washed and holds quite a bit; measuring 12″ high x 15″ wide.

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Here is the original bag I did 2 years ago that everyone was having issues downloading. Still one of my favorites! My best friend used this bag for her hospital visit when she was having her first baby. I love the purple combinations.

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Here is another one I did. For this one, I made the straps a bit longer and less stiff than the first. I found this bird fabric from my local fabric store. Isn’t it so cute, paired with the navy blue? The side pocket is so convenient too for keys or phone.

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The bottom of this bag is flat and stiff, making it study. It can stand along without rolling over.

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The closure is a standard zipper. It is easy to open and close. I think maybe an open-coil zipper may work better. I also need to get a cute zipper pull to accent it!

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Well, there you have it! Show me yours via Facebook.

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You download the FREE PATTERN with full detailed instructions HERE. Good luck.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Sewing!

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