My little one is starting PE after half term and as I made a messenger bag for my eldest to put his PE kit in, I though it was only fair to make one for his brother. I wanted to make an old fashion Duffel bag as I used to have one when I was little. Don’t you love the 80’s!!
for this project you will need about a meter of fabric, some interfacing, a 14″ zip and the usual sewing kit:
Start by cutting one rectangle measuring 16″X23″:
Then cut two stripes measuring 4″X26″ and two circles measuring 7″ radius (about)
Iron some interfacing on the big rectangle and the circles:
fold your long strips length way and sew all the way down:
you should end up with something looking like that:
now turn your bag inside out and you need to pin the circles at both end right side of fabric facing:
turn it right side out and it should look like that:
now sew your handles. decide where you want them pin them and hold your bag to see if you’re happy. Then sew them in a crossed box to hold them tight.
I found that I pinned them too close to the zip, and the next one I will be doing I will sew them probably one third from zip.
Et voila! your bag is finished! My son was very happy it!