Willow Bag Set


Willow Bag Set


The ultimate simple bag set that opens wide for easy packing and unpacking, and easy access the the items on the bottom when they are full.

This pattern uses just 1 pattern piece for each size and 6 lines of stitching from start to finish, which makes these a quick and easy make. All 3 sizes are fully lined and have French seams for a clean finish on the inside.

The instructions walk you through how to cut out the pieces by providing the exact dimensions and walking you through simple steps, so no printing is required!

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  • 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): 

Duffel Bag:
8 ¾” x 8 ¾“ x 22 ½”

Large Pouch:
6” x 6” x 8”

Small Pouch:
4” x 4” x 6”

Materials needed:

Duffel Bag: 
36" x 34” outside layer
36" x 34” lining layer
36” zipper
105” of 1 ½” strap 

Large Pouch:
25” x 16” outside layer
25” x 16” lining layer
18” zipper 

Small Pouch: 
17” x 12” outside layer
17” x 12” lining layer
14” zipper 

Fabric Notes:

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

Format: PDF - A download link to the PDF file will be sent directly to your inbox for immediate access!

"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!!"

Percy Z. 

“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!” 

Kate M. 

"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." 

Rachel D.