Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle


Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle

Making a cargo duffle for myself has been on my to-do list ever since it first came out. I love it. My sister made one for her husband, so I decided to make one too. Her making it first gave me the kick in the pants to get started. Or maybe I love making things at the same time that she makes them. 
I even had fabric to make the bag. I bought an IKEA cushion cover in the as-is section specifically for making a bag. The two sides were opposite colorways of each other. I had to piece some of the sections together, but it turned out well.
The only change I made to the pattern was to double the width of the center to make it deeper and more of a weekender bag. I also added interfacing to the bottom piece to make it more sturdy. I used a pretty coral and white herringbone quilting cotton for the pockets and handles. For the back of the handles I used some remnant quilting cotton from Henry's wolf coat.
I did enjoy quilting the pieces even though it takes forever. Its relaxing for me. For the inside I used a really pretty floral and matching bias binding. I didn't do very good with the bias binding; it's not my strength. I love, love the pretty floral inside. It makes me happy every time I open it and look inside.
I put a blanket inside to give it some shape and had Henry pick it up. He thought it was way too heavy.
Now we need to go on a trip or stay overnight somewhere so I can use it. Or I can just let my kids play in it.


  1. I love your fabric choices. That bag has been on my to make list for ages. I just need to make the time to make one. Because I know I would use it like crazy! Well done.

  2. LOVE this bag! The fabrics are amazing. Great job!

  3. Nice bag, I like the fabrics that you used together. It would be good for travelling. xx


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