Beach duffle backpack – FREE pattern & tutorial

Here is a duffle and a backpack in one, with the added bonus that the pattern and tutorial are 100% FREE. The drawcord top gives the bag a great look and makes it fast and easy to load and unload the bag’s contents. Then you can slip it on as a backpack for hands-free strolling.

Here is a duffle and a backpack in one, with the added bonus that the pattern and tutorial are 100% FREE.

The drawcord top gives the bag a great look and makes it fast and easy to load and unload the bag’s contents. Then you can slip it on as a backpack for hands-free strolling.

The Beach Duffle Backpack has the following features:

  • A drawcord top
  • Four generous 6″ deep pockets encircle the duffle with each seam secured with a tough double cap rivet
  • The lining is water resistant ripstop nylon
  • Rubberized metal grommets are used together with stylish cotton rope
  • The straps are adjustable with rings and sliders so you can get your best fit
  • The straps are made with soft webbing, layered with fabric, which gives a comfortable feel
  • The bag is a great size – not too big and not too small
  • Has a finished size of approximately 19″ high by 11″ wide

Here is a duffle and a backpack in one, with the added bonus that the pattern and tutorial are 100% FREE. The drawcord top gives the bag a great look and makes it fast and easy to load and unload the bag’s contents. Then you can slip it on as a backpack for hands-free strolling.

 What you will need to make the Beach Duffle Backpack

  • ¾ yard of quilting weight cotton for the main exterior
  •  yard of  quilting weight cotton for the exterior pocket panel
  • ⅝ yard of quilting weight cotton for the exterior pocket panel lining, the upper facing, and the backpack straps
  • ½ yard of  poplin or similar for the base, upper grommet panel, and the drawcord slider in a solid color to coordinate with the fabrics
  • 1 yard of ripstop nylon or similar for the lining in a solid color to coordinate with the fabrics
  • 1 yard of  fusible fleece
  • ¼ yard of  mid-weight fusible interfacing
  • 2 yards of 1″ wide cotton webbing for the backpack straps
  • One sheet of plastic canvas or similar for the base insert
  • Five Dritz Double Cap Rivets in nickel (one package)
  • Dritz Cutting and Setting tools for Double Cap Rivets
  • Twelve ½” Dritz Fashion Grommets in white (two packages) with setting tools
  • Two 1″ rectangle rings in nickel
  • Two 1″ slide adjusters in nickel
  • 1⅓ yards of soft rope or similar for the drawcord approximately ½” in diameter in order to fit through the ½” grommets
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine.

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