As I mentioned on Monday, I am participating in Stitch Swap and I received this cool Velocity fabric by Jessica Hogarth from Roxanne of PenSebRox.
The fabric has bikes and scooters on it and conveys movement and going places, so I decided to use it to make a duffle bag that our family could use on our summer travels. I used Noodlehead's free Cargo Duffle Pattern. I really like this pattern - I used it before to make a gift for my mother-in-law and right after I finished that one I wished I had one for myself as well, so this was the perfect opportunity.
I purchased some linen blend fabrics to coordinate with the Velocity print. I used Kaufman Essex linen blend in Orange for the pockets and handles and Kaufman Essex Linen Blend in Indigo for the bottom panels. I would note that the orange is almost a coral color and the Indigo is more of a royal blue, but both coordinated very well with the velocity fabric.
For the inside I used a mustard-colored duck canvas which also coordinates well with the fabric and makes the interior nice and bright. I bound the seams with a white kona cotton.
I made the same change to the pattern as I made last time I made it - i widened the side panels to 9" rather than 6.5" for a roomier duffle and I used velcro instead of snaps on the pockets.
For the quilting, I did a meandering design on the upper portions and wavy lines on the bottom. I like how both patterns add to the feeling of movement in the fabric, which is perfect for a bag that is meant to go places!
Don't forget that Sunday is the last day of the 25% off sale in my Craftsy store (affiliate link)!
Also, be sure to visit all the other participants in the stitch swap:
Monday July 21st
Stephanie -- Swoodson Says
Jamie -- Salutations Louisville
Ashley -- Sewing Sober
Kathy -- Handmade Dress Haven
Tuesday July 22nd
Tasha -- Friends Stitched Together
Janelle -- Emmaline Bags
Kim -- Sew & Tell with Mama Eggo
April-- Open Sky Creations
Wednesday July 23rd
Amy-- Friends Stitched Together
Danica -- The Sewing Sparrow
Bethany -- Two Novembers
Jessica -- The Berry Bunch
Thursday July 24th
Chrissy -- Muse of the Morning
Fenna -- Fabulous Home Sewn
Melissa -- Rebel and Malice
Irene -- Sugaridoo
Friday July 25th
Jess -- Gracious Threads
Emily -- Tangible Pursuits
Roxanne -- Pensebrox
Megan -- Upcycling? Refashion That Idea.