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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. 

DIY Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle // Handmade Weekender

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.

DIY Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle // Handmade Weekender

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.

DIY Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle // Handmade Weekender
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.
DIY Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle // Handmade Weekender

I put a blanket inside to give it some shape and had Henry pick it up. He thought it was way too heavy.

DIY Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle // Handmade Weekender

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.

DIY Floral and Herringbone Cargo Duffle // Handmade Weekender


Heather

Author: Heather