Dallas Vintage Duffel Bag sewing pattern (3 sizes with video)

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Dallas Vintage Duffel Bag sewing pattern (with video)

This is the Dallas Vintage Duffel Bag pdf sewing pattern from the designer SWOON.

The Dallas Vintage Duffel BagMake is as its name suggests a vintage inspired duffel bag. I think this would be Duffle Bag if you are in the UK. I used to have one of these to carry to school and its the ideal shape and size for when you have a lot of carry – the shape just somehow makes it easy to find everything.

It’s a classic gym bag or one of those bags that is made especially for your favorite sport or even a weekend get away bag!

With three sizes included in the pattern you can make the Dallas as small or large as you like.

This vintage looking bag includes carry handles as well as a clip-on/off adjustable crossbody strap and with a little piping on each end of the bag you get that classic look. The piping looks cool and helps define the shape of the bag. Great for strength too.

For the straps, you can make them in a matching or contasting fabric (instructions included), or use webbing for nice strong and ready to use straps. I buy some great webbing from various stores on Etsy or from Strapworks.

The bag is finished off with two zippered pockets to keep all of your small items organized.

Dallas Vintage Duffel Bag sewing pattern (with video)

Sizing info:

  • Small = 16″ by 8.5″ by 8.5″.
  • Medium = 20″ by 10″ by 10″.
  • Large = 24″ by 11.5″ by 11.5″.

Skill level:
As far as what sewing skill level you should be to master this pattern the designer says that you should already be somewhat familiar with sewing patterns and common sewing terms. And on her own original difficulty level rating she says that this project has a difficulty level of 3 out of 4.

Video tutorial:
And here’s a YouTube video tutorial (1-hour 45-minutes) from the very talented Lauren Mormino showing you how to make the Dallas Vintage Duffel Bag:

What’s needed to make a Dallas Vintage Duffel Bag:

  • 1 yard 44” wide quilting or home decor weight exterior fabric (1 1/2 yards for Large),
  • 1 1/2 yard 44” wide quilting weight lining fabric (1 yard for Small),
  • 1 2/3 yards quilting weight contrasting fabric (skip if using webbing for handles/strap),
  • 6 yards fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101) (5 yards for Small),
  • 1 yard fusible fleece interfacing (Pellon Thermolam Plus) (1 1/2 yards for Large),
  • 1/4 yard fusible heavy stabilizer (Pellon Peltex 71F) (2/3 yard for Large),
  • 20” handbag zipper (16” for Small, 24” for Large),
  • Two 9” all-purpose zippers (7” for Small),
  • 2 yards 1 1/2” webbing (adjustable strap) (optional),
  • 4 yards 1” webbing (handles) (optional),
  • Two 1 1/2” swivel clips and one 1 1/2” strap slide,
  • Two 1” D-rings,
  • 2 1/2 yards premade piping,
  • Coordinating thread,
  • Basic sewing supplies,
  • A sewing machine.

If you would like to download the pattern you can click on the blue button below.

And if you would like to see other bag sewing patterns from this designer then you can click on the red button below.