I have yet another Cargo Duffle to share today. This one brings my total Cargo Duffle makes up to 6! Apparently I really like making these bags 😉 Or maybe it’s the only one I’m currently brave enough to make.
My retreat friends and I did a Christmas swap so I made this for my friend Brianne. I knew she was a fan of Liberty fabrics so I thought it would make for a beautiful bag!
I customized this bag a bit to add some additional fun features 😉 If you are going to tackle this one, I recommend following the pattern exactly the first time and then making your changes once you understand how the bag is constructed.
First off, I made this one a little wider. I’ve found I really like it about 8 inches wide. This change is easy to do by just changing the width of the gusset pieces. The front and back panels stay the same.
I added side pockets which I’m pretty sure I hack in. I don’t know the proper way to add these pockets to bags but I’ve figured out a way that works. I’m sorry to say I’ve yet to take photos of this step so I’m sorry I can’t share the how to with you all.
I sew in a lining. I have a video tutorial to do that in this cargo duffle blog post.
I use this instead of batting. It offers a lot more support and keeps the bag a little more sturdy.
This gold zipper is one of my favorite zippers to use on my Cargo Duffles. I like to add a pocket zipper to the back of my bags for a little extra storage. I quick google search will pull up tutorials on this.