I read somewhere that planning a vacation can make you happier than actually taking one. I get that! I love ferreting out good airfares, virtually perusing hotels, and lurking around the drugstore’s trail-size aisle. Sewing this dapper Weekender Duffle taps right into all that excitement. It’s just as fun to make as finding a last-minute deal, and with every seam, you imagine all the places this awesome bag will travel!

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho

We have everything you need to help you along this sewing journey: Our Weekender Duffle Pattern includes step-by-step instructions and tons of detailed photographs. And our Strap Hardware Kit makes the bag’s strap adjustable and comes with all the necessary metal hooks, D-rings, and sliders in your choice of Brass or Nickel!

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho

So before your travel adventure, take a sewing adventure, because getting there is more than half the fun! -Molly

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho

Materials

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho

To make our Weekender Duffle, you’ll need…

  • Our Weekender Duffle Pattern
  • ¾ yard of denim or mid-weight canvas (We used Robert Kaufman’s Railroad Denim in Dotted Stripe Denim, Wide Dotted Stripe, and Deluxe Varied Stripe for our original Weekender Duffles, which are unfortunately no longer available.)
  • 2 yards of Purl Soho’s Bias Tape By the Yard in Natural or Indigo
  • 5 yards of Purl Soho’s Sangle Cotton Webbing in Natural
  • Two 110-yard spools of Gutermann’s Cotton Sewing Thread, both in color 1040 or in colors 1040 and 6210, depending on your fabric choice
  • An 18-inch non-separating zipper (We used ivory!)

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho

Our Strap Hardware Kit comes in either Brass or Nickel and includes…

  • Two 1-inch Metal Swivel Snaps
  • Two ¾-inch Metal D-rings
  • A 1 ¼-inch Metal Double Loop Slider

You will also need…

Size

Finished Dimensions: 8 1/2 inches in diameter x 18 inches long

Pattern

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho

And don’t forget a Weekender Duffle Bag Pattern, available as a PDF download!

Weekender Duffle | Purl Soho