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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Personalised Duffel-Style Bags - Free Tutorial!





This easy to follow and information packed tutorial shows you how to make not just one, but all sizes of this versatile duffel style bag.

The keychain size:

The pencil case size:


 The handbag size with several pockets and clips:





And the overnight or airline carry-on size:


The tutorial includes all measurements, pattern pieces,
and clear photos and instructions for every step, including how to custom make any size duffel you choose!



I have made sets for myself, and both my daughters with our initials on:


I also made one with rip-stop nylon fabric for my daughter to use as a waterproof swimming bag.

I have made sets for my daughter's friends..



And an extra gym bag for myself with longer straps..



So - if you would like a FREE copy of this PDF tutorial, just 
 to go to the download!

To see my other free sewing tutorials, go to 


Happy Sewing!

I'll be linking this post to many of the fabulous linky parties whose pretty buttons can be found at the bottom of this page and direct links on my linky party page.

30 comments:

  1. I love handmade bags! I think that it's extra special with the appliqué initials.

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  2. Your bags are fabulous! I love that they're personalized and come in so many sizes!

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  3. These are very nice Sets!My favorit is silver with red!COOL
    http://freestilcreatingbyvilly.blogspot.gr/2013/02/blog-post_6082.html

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  4. Nice collection. Love the blue ones!

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  5. I don't seem to get anything when I go to download the pattern and instructions. Is there a glitch???
    Thanks in advance.
    Sandy Corey

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  6. My email is
    src419@hotmail.com
    Sandy Corey

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    1. Hi Sandy - just sent you an email with the link in again. I checked it here and it seems to be working fine!

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  7. Jill they are fantastic, I'm so giving these a go :)

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    1. Thanks Mel! Let me know how they turn out if they make them!

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  8. Amazing projects Jill! Love all especially the straps in little bags! Thanks for sharingfantastic tutorial!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank - you Ana! Hope you have a great week too!

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  9. Love your bags, they are great :) Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays ...

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  10. Found you through Sew Many Ways Find a Friend Friday. Love your blog!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy - and for the invite to your party. I shall come on over and take a look!

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  11. Oh wow!!! Love the duffel bags!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  12. I can't access the tutorial, just get a blank page. Can anyone help?

    Nancy Massi
    saileach@yahoo.com

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    1. I can't access it either. It's a blank page with 'Personalized Duffel Style Bags'.pfd. I can't download the tutorials either. :(

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    2. Hi Nancy - I've emailed you the direct link, hopefully you can access the tutorial that way!

      Anonymous - if you email me then I can do the same for you!

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  13. I have tried to download the pattern but my internet connection is REALLY slow (I live in the middle of no where) could you please email me the pdf ??

    roxanna789@gmail.com

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  14. I have another question. Sorry to ask a million questions. Do you only use the fusible webbing for the monogram letter or the whole bag?

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    1. Hi Niki,

      I just use the fusible webbing to attach the monogram to the bag. Nowhere else! :)

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