I had been holding on to this particular duffel bag tutorial for a while now, hoping a special occasion would come up.
The tutorial comes from Saltwater Kids and it called the Retro Duffel Bag. It was quite easy to follow (the detailed photos really helped!)
I will say two things about the tutorial:
1. While it says you need 16 ½” X 5” for the zipper lining - you actually need TWO of these pieces (which becomes obvious as you read through the tutorial, but being a literalist, it took me a while to confirm my suspicions that something was amiss.)
2. My fabric store did not have any "jean" / "denim" material that was not a boring old blue jean - so I went with canvass stripes instead. Any thicker material will do.
|Doodle checks out the goods|
Today I took the machine apart and gave it a good cleaning. Lots of lint. I mean...lots! How often is one supposed to clean their machine??
To my delight my machine recovered quickly from all of its "issues" and we are friends again.
|Doodle wants one. Doodle needs one.|