Willow Bag Set
Willow Bag Set
The idea behind this bag set was to create a roomy duffel that had a wider opening than normal duffels for easy access to items on the bottom, easy rearranging, and easy unpacking.
The two smaller pouches have matching structural design to the duffel which makes them practical and stylish. The sizes of the pouches were specifically designed for nesting. The small pouch fits widthwise inside the large pouch, and the large pouch fits widthwise inside the duffel for easy organization and packing. When the bags are not in use they fold up nicely to take up minimal storage space.
All three sizes are simple and quick to sew. They are fully lined and French seamed for a clean finish, inside and out. Because the inside should be just as pretty as the outside.
- Small pouch, large pouch, and duffel bag
- Fully lined
- French seamed
- Simple sewing techniques
- Large storage capacity
- Folds up small when not in use
Sizes (H x W x L):
8 ¾” x 8 ¾“ x 22 ½”
6” x 6” x 8”
4” x 4” x 6”
36" x 34” outside layer
36" x 34” lining layer
105” of 1 ½” strap
25” x 16” outside layer
25” x 16” lining layer
17” x 12” outside layer
17” x 12” lining layer
The outside layer works best with heavy to medium wight fabrics like canvas, upholstery, or home decor fabric. The lining layer works best with a lightwight fabric like quilting cotton. For more stiffness and structure, you may wish to add interfacing.
The duffel bag strap works best with thick, 1 ½” wide belting.
(Fabric used in photos is medium weight cotton canvas, quilting cotton lining, and cotton belting for the strap.)
Sewing level: Easy
"I can’t believe how easy this is to make. I was a little hesitant because I do not like to deal with zippers, but this was no trouble at all! Instructions are super easy to follow as well. My husband even asked me to make him one to take on his business travels. For mine, I used black canvas and a tropical canvas/rayon sort of fabric, to make the three of them, so I have a set for me now! Thanks Sarah for another great pattern with easy instructions to follow and a beautiful end product!!"
“I am just unspeakable proud of my VERY FRIST bag!! 100% cotton canvas and webbing, with quilting cotton lining. I love how simple and striking this pattern is. The pouches were SO quick!”
"It was my first time making a bag, and it couldn’t have been easier. I sewed this up in under two hours (and I’m a slow sewer). All of the steps were steps were simple, making this pattern ideal for beginners. I used a navy canvas twill – I was blown away with how many items I was able to fit in the duffel bag. And the best part is that when you’re no using the bag, it folds up so easily to be stored. I really love the origami look of the ends but also it’s overall relaxed appearance."