From the Archives: Cargo Duffles A-Go-Go! - Published December 11, 2014
Howdy! Have you checked out Noodlehead's blog? Noodlehead, AKA Anna, has a TON of amazing patterns available on her lovely blog and some of them are even free! One of our favorites is the Cargo Duffle, which Noodlehead made for Robert Kaufman. This is a really groovy duffle bag, perfect for an overnight trip or just stashing some necessities (sewing supplies, anyone?). One of our friends (and loyal customers!), Matt of Seattle, has been positively cranking out Cargo Duffles and he's been using some awesome fabric from Quilt Sandwich! Check out all of these stylin' bags - different fabrics give a totally different look, so you can see how versatile this fun pattern is.
The duffle that started it all...
This funky bag is Matt's first cargo duffle, and we love it! This wingtip fabric from Timeless Treasures is really cool, and perfect for the dashing gentleman in your life.
For a more elegant duffle, try this beautiful hydrangea print from Moda's Blue Park collection! This pretty floral looks great with the tan and gray accents.
We loved the Heather Ross collection Briar Rose for Windham Fabrics, so of course we love this bag!
Those frogs are just adorable and the green pockets are so cheery!
Normally we would not try to pick a favorite out of all of these smashing bags, but come on - this next one is just too bitchin'! We are children of the 80's, so as soon as we saw this cassette tape fabric from Riley Blake we knew we had to have it. It is perfect for this rad duffle! The purple pockets are especially rockin'!
Well, there you have it! A little sewing inspiration for you, we hope. If you want to check out Matt's other awesome sewing projects as well as his other creative endeavors check him out on Instagram as Odditease. Good work, Matt, and thanks for shopping at Quilt Sandwich Fabrics, and for sharing your amazing bags!