Day 6 - Duffle Bag SAL

Easy Duffle Bag Sew Along

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Welcome to Day 6

Welcome to day 6 of the Easy Duffle Sew Along! I am so excited to finish your duffle today.

But without further ado... let's dive in.

Today we are making the adjustable shoulder strap (using scraps). So you can carry your duffle around easily and even making it a cross body bag. Win win.


Now. Before diving right into it. Here's the schedule and we are on day 6.

Today's already the last day. That was super quick. Right?

And today, on day 6, we are making your adjustable shoulder strap. Using mostly scraps. Super easy and quick. But let's get started.

If you feel you're falling a little behind. No worries. Don't feel pressured along. Catch up whenever you're ready. You are the one in charge!

Day 6 - Video

And here's the video for Day 6 of the Easy Duffle Bag Sew Along. Tab on the image below to play it!

Easy Duffle Bag Sew Along on YouTube

Today I am showing you how I make the adjustable shoulder strap for my duffle. Pretty straight forward and super easy.


If you have any questions after watching the video above - please have a look at my free pattern and video tutorial right here. I share everything you need to make your very own shoulder straps (out of scraps). 

No gatekeeping here, my friend.


And here a list with all the materials you'll need today. Not too much, again.

Fabric. I am using a mix of my favourite, small scraps. As always loads of smaller prints by RSS for Moda. Blenders. Solids. And some prints by Heather Ross.

Thread. You will need thread. For the construction of the strap, I am using Aurifil 50wt. And for topstitching along the edges, I am switching over to Aurifil 28wt. The result looks super neat! 

Hardware. Today you'll need your slider and two swivel hooks. Creating a truly adjustable shoulder straps. I buy mine here together with my d-rings. Making sure they all match in size. Of course - you can also skip the slider and make it one size. 

Basic quilty notions. And finally, some quilty notions will come in handy. Today I am only using my rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat. But again... you probably have all of those already.

Easy Duffle Bag materials for your shoulder strap

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And if you like to sew the Easy Duffle in one go and need a little more visual help - watch the full video tutorial right here. Rather than me breaking it down into small quilty vlog chunks.

The video tutorial in combination with the pattern will walk you through every step of the process. Quick and efficient. If that's for you.

Duffle in the Wild!

This is now the very best part. Please show us your finished duffle!! And where you live!! Giving us all a glimpse of your beautiful home town.

Here's mine. Paddle boards and lobster baskets...

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And today of all days. Please tag me and use the #easydufflebag over on Instagram (and/ or Facebook). We would all love to see your finished duffle. Celebrating your latest make with you.

So many have been sewing along and I would like to thank you. Seeing your duffles pop up in my feed over on social media. Admiring your creative take on this bag - has been a true blessing. I feel so honoured to be a small part of your creative, quilty journey

Again. Thanks so much. Let me hug your face.

And have the best day.

Laura x 

PS. And if you loved making the Easy Duffle - you might enjoy making the Quilted Boxy Pouch. Same idea really, just a good bit smaller. And the best bit, you can join my self-paced Sew Along right here. Another five days of sewing along with me, my friend.

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