Friday, June 6, 2014

My cargo duffle


As soon as I saw Noodlehead's Cargo Duffle bag it jumped to the top of my "must make" list. I used a favorite fabric for the top, Tula Pink's Sunset Sugar Arrowheads for her Acacia line.  I was a little nervous to use a white fabric for the bag since I have two littles and it'll be used for traveling, but you can't help what you love!


The pattern is genius, and it helped to review the Cargo Duffle Quilt Along  as well as Anna's Cargo Duffle trouble shooting blog post.  I used this tutorial from Skirt As Top to make the lining with welted pocket.  It's not a fast make, but so worth it!  I learned a lot about bag construction while making this. 

My only wish is that I had hunted down a YKK zipper instead of using the suggested Coats and Clark carryall zipper, as it doesn't zip as smoothly as I'd like.


This bag has already been on a road trip and was awesome for all my magazines (yes I still kid myself that I'll be able to read while on vacation with a 3 year old and 1 year old), gadgets, and kid accoutrement .  Just don't let your husband throw it in the dirt while he's packing the car… I nearly died.

Linking up today with Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday

Cheers

10 comments:

  1. That is AMAZING looking! Love the fabric choices.

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  2. Amazing bag! Looks so roomy :-) Great job! Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  3. You have made a wonderful bag out of some beautiful fabrics. Good choice. Have fun on your travels.

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  4. You did such a great job on this bag. Congratulations.

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  5. What a beautiful bag! You did a great job.

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  7. Love the bag! colors are great. Saving this link to go back and follow the tutorials you mentioned.

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  8. Looks lovely! Great fabrics. ;)

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  9. Very attractive and useful!

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  10. I love your bag! Do you mind sharing what the bottom grey fabric is? Thanks!

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