Natalie’s Cargo Duffle

Okay, I couldn’t leave well enough alone and made some more Cargo Duffles.  I think they’re not only a good overnight size duffle for an adult, but a great one for kids!  More specifically – mine.  I pulled out fabrics and let her choose the main print for her duffle.  It was fun seeing what ones they really liked and may have swayed Natalie into the Lizzy House hedgehogs over something else, I just couldn’t help it.

[And as I’ve said before a few weeks ago, make sure you download the most current version of the free pattern before you start.  I had a few ‘oops, left that out too’ moments.]

So now she’s all set for going to Grammy and Grampy’s house.  And I just love seeing her excited to fill it up!

This time I used some leather scraps for the zipper pulls to make them a little easier to open and close. My cousin (hi Jennifer!!!) had generously gifted me some leather scraps she had gotten at a local moccasin making company.  I finally felt like I could cut into those precious pieces.  So I might have a few more leathery things to share soon.

The snaps are from Snap Source.  I had smaller size snaps for my zippy wallets, but had to ask my friend Vanessa where she had gotten hers, and guess what, same place!  Just the nice jumbo size.  Love them!  But I actually used the Dritz snap setting tool instead with these.  Somehow the plastic snap setter and I aren’t the best of friends, guess I can get a little cray cray with the hammer!

Pattern: Cargo Duffle designed by me for Robert Kaufman
Fabrics: Lizzy House Hedgehogs (Outfoxed collection for Andover), Joel Dewberry Woodgrain, Essex Yarn Dyed in Black by Robert Kaufman, Orange check is Yuwa Kei Small Square Dots Checks 

I’ll announce the Journey e-book winner in my next post!  Time is flying by!

27 thoughts on “Natalie’s Cargo Duffle

  1. Maria says:

    Thanks for the free pattern, the bag is beautiful. I’ve downloaded the pattern and hope to make one in the New Year.

  2. so lovely Anna, I’m really excited to make one for myself in the new year! 🙂 xo

  3. Colleen says:

    Love the latest version…and that girl of yours is just beautiful!

  4. This is beautiful. What level of patchwork/sewing would you say you’d have to be?

    Thanks Fi

  5. Amy says:

    what a lovely bag, and your daughter is beautiful.

  6. mle says:

    Oh my goodness that is too cute!!! How fun!

  7. Alexis says:

    I absolutely love this pattern. But I have to say, it’s a little cruel to release it right before Christmas, since I can’t start mine until after I finish my Christmas sewing! 🙂 I guess I will just fantasize about the perfect fabric combination for a few more weeks.

  8. Jeni says:

    Pretty sure this is my favorite one! Big surprise, it’s got purple on it! 🙂

  9. Lorie says:

    That hedgehog fabric is so adorable! You come up with the neatest fabric combos.

  10. Jenny says:

    It’s ADORABLE.

  11. omg I love it! perfect for some weekend trips! and colours you used are just amazing! I will dream about this bag!! <3

  12. Ellieboo says:

    Divine – what a gorgeous bag.

  13. Katy Cameron says:

    Very cute with the wee hedgies, and looks like you have a satisfied customer :o)

  14. lovely! And thanks for the heads up about the pattern.

  15. Great Cargo, I’m still trying to find the time to make your purse.:)

  16. I would absolutely keep this for myself so pretty”

  17. gail says:

    it’s fabulous. you are the queen of the most perfect fabric combinations on earth!

  18. kristin says:

    it is soooo good. really fun fabric combo, and i love how it’s all quilted and stuff. i just made a grainline portside duffle for my BIL since it’s a bit more “manly” but want one of your duffles for MEEEEEE!!! i should make myself make one for a hospital bag, eh? 😀

  19. Marika says:

    When I saw the picture on Flickr, I was hoping you made the bag with one of your pattern because that meant I was finally going to make a duffle bag ! All the other patterns I checked look complicated but I know yours are always well done.
    Thanks for the pattern ! Cannot wait to make it 🙂

    p.s : the hedgehogs are gorgeous on this bag 🙂

  20. Ines says:

    Is it possible you adopte me as daughter :-D?
    So nice are the hedgehogs!

    Greetings from Germany

  21. Carolyn says:

    I’m kind of in love with this duffle!!! (Okay – a lot in love!)

  22. ..kimmers.. says:

    Beautiful bag! I love the fabric choices!
    I am in the middle of making one myself and am having trouble sewing the loop onto the front and back sides. Is it possible for you to make a tutorial on how to get the corners to line up nicely? Thank you!

    1. Anna says:

      Thanks Kimmers! I’ll be posting another duffle that I made and will do my best to add some tips and maybe a few illustrations. 🙂

  23. kindra954 says:

    Do you think this would work ok as a diaper bag? I thought about maybe adding some pockets on the inside or sewing up some little zippered pouches to divide things up. Let me know what you think.

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