A new duffel bag for my daughter.

I love when my daughters ask me to make things for them.
Last week, my eldest asked if I could make her a new swimming bag. 

I made both my girls duffel bags for swimming about three years ago.  This is the one I made my eldest - when it was brand new.

Since she swims almost every day, this bag has had a lot of use and now looks very well worn.

So - only to happy to oblige, I got out my fabric for her to choose what she wanted and whipped up this new one for her!

2 Handles

Plus a shoulder strap

The inside is fully waterproof fabric, important for soggy towels and togs! Plus there's one zipped pocket too.

The duffel bags are made using my free 

The pattern covers 4 sizes as shown in the picture above.
The swimming bag I made for my daughter was a slightly different size - the measurements for that can be found here.

I also have over 100 other free sewing tutorials available for all levels of sewing ability and to make all kinds of different things.
You can browse them all here.


  1. What a great job you did on your daughter's duffel bag, Jill! I really like the fabric she chose.

  2. What a cute bag, and that's so smart to put waterproof fabric inside for a swim bag. Thanks for the free tutorial!

  3. I love it! I need a new gym bag and I'm thinking I can make something similar!

    If you have time, come and share this post over at the Really Crafty link party that is live right now! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/02/welcome-to-really-crafty-link-party-8.html).

  4. Beautiful bag! I'm sure your daughter loves it! :-)

  5. This is super adorbs! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Looks great, Jill and you know it's going to be well used. Love the short handles and long strap.


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