24 DIY Duffle Bag Ideas: How To Sew A Travel Bag

Duffle bags are essential when trying to pack for a mini-vacation or travel. It is very easy to carry about and simple to make. Growing up as a kid, I used to have a denim duffle bag, it was made by my mom, and, trust me when I say it has lasted for years.

If you are looking at making a DIY Duffle bag, you are in the right place, we have put together a list of 24 projects that will show you how to make a duffle bag from home using a few supplies.

24 DIY Duffle Bag Ideas_ How To Sew A Travel Bag

1. DIY Simple Duffle Bag

1. DIY Simple Duffle Bag

The materials needed for this simple duffle bag include heavy cotton, contrasting fabric, purse zipper, maxi piping, thread, stick pins, rotary cutter, and iron. Once the materials are ready, cut the fabric and start making the duffle bag. You can get a free PDF tutorial of the project by clicking the link below.

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2. Gym Bag DIY

2. Gym Bag DIY

This is made from denim or any outdoor fabric, cotton webbing, straight pins, chalk, yardstick, sewing machine, Zipper, iron, and ironing board. Measure and cut a 75×40″ piece from the denim, then cut four circles from the remaining denim fabric. Sew the 75×40″ to the circles and attach the zipper.

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3. DIY Fancy Duffle Bag Idea

3. DIY Fancy Duffle Bag Idea

The materials needed for this DIY duffle bag include yards of cotton canvas, zipper foot, rotary cutter, heavy-duty scissors, swivel hooks, leather punch, and leather strapping. Cut all the necessary fabrics and line the main bag panel with interfacing. Sew the inner pocket to the lining. Make the exterior pockets and attach the shoulder strap and zipper.

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4. How To Sew A Weekender Bag

4. How To Sew A Weekender Bag

Start by gathering the materials needed for this DIY duffle bag, then cut the fabrics into pieces. Take out the pieces for the bag panel and sew them into a long tube-shaped cylinder. Then, attach the zipper and sew the handle/shoulder straps to it.

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5. How To Make A Duffle Bag

Start by cutting all the fabrics required for the bag. Take one of the main bag pieces and mark the center of it. Attach a zipper to the exterior pocket and topstitch it. Sew the pocket to the bag piece from the marked area downward. Then, attach a handle strap to surround the pocket. Repeat this process for the opposite side of the bag and attach other parts.

6. How To Sew A Weekend Bag

This is made from fabric, batting, sewing machine, needle, thread, and scissors. Cut the fabric into pieces and attach the batting to the wrong sides of it all. Then sew the fabric and batting together to secure it firmly. Assemble the pieces and start sewing.

7. How To Make A Duffle Bag

The materials needed for this DIY duffle bag include fabric, basting tape, continuous zipper chain, webbing polypropylene, foam luff tape, polyester thread, chalk pencil, hot knife, clear acrylic ruler, and sewing machine.

Cut the fabric into pieces and prepare the two side pockets. Attach the side pockets to the main body of the bag. Sew both sides of the bag together and attach the main zipper. Then, attach the handle and shoulder strap and you’re good to go.

8. Duffle Bag Backpack DIY

This is made from denim, swill, D-rings, swivel clips, zippers, webbing, and a sewing machine. Cut the denim fabric for the main bag panel and cut the swill fabric as the lining. Since the pattern of the bag is a long tube cylinder, make the rectangular center of the bag and close both edges with circular pieces.

9. DIY Duffle Bag

9. DIY Duffle Bag

This is made from 2 old bags, a seam ripper, needle, thread, pins, sewing machine, pencil, measuring tape, scissors, and paper. Using the seam, the ripper, disassembled the bags and kept each piece. Determine the design or pattern of the new bag you want to make and start sewing the pieces back together.

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10. DIY Drawstring Travel Bag

10. DIY Drawstring Travel Bag

The materials needed for this drawstring bag include  2 pieces of fabric, 2 pieces of ribbon/ bias tape, thread, safety pins, and a disappearing ink fabric pen. Download and print wordings on a piece of the hard surface then place the template under the fabric and trace the wordings out with a gold pen.  Then, place the fabric right side together and stitch the three sides leaving the bag opening. Thread the ribbon to the opening and you’re good to go.

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11. DIY Laminated Toiletry Bag

11. DIY Laminated Toiletry Bag

This amazing toiletry is made from laminate fabric, seam gauge, fabric marker, plastic zipper, straight pins, and wax. Start by cutting the fabrics into pieces then sew the main bag panel with a zipper to form a tube. Once the bag is done, make the handle and you’re good to go.

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12. DIY Quilted Travel Duffle

12. DIY Quilted Travel Duffle

This amazing duffle bag is very simple and straightforward to make. It is made from wide quilting cotton,  piping cord, polyester webbing, coordinating zipper, swivel hooks, triangle rungs,  and fusible interfacing. Download the free pattern for the duffle back by clicking the link below. Once you get the pattern, cut the fabric and start making your bag.

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13. DIY Jeans Duffle Bag

This is made from old jeans, scissors, fusible interfacing, iron, clips, straight pins, and lining fabric. Cut all the pieces needed for the bag from the old jeans and line them all with fusible interfacing. Remove the two back pockets from the jeans and attach them to the main bag panel. Prepare the handle strap and attach it to the bag panel.

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14. How To Make A Duffle Bag

This is made from fabric, zipper, lining fabric, straight line, sewing machine, scissors, and webbing. Cut the fabric into pieces and attach the zipper to the main bag panels. Sew an open pocket to both sides of the bad panel and attach webbing to it as the handle. Sew the side panels to it and you’re good to go.

15. DIY 10 Liter Duffel Bag

The materials used for this DIY duffle bag include fabric, zipper, thread unpicker, measuring tape, thread, pins, and scissors. Cut a rectangular piece for the bag panel. Sew two zippers to both edges of the rectangle, fold them into two and use a folded paper to trace the line for the handle strap on it. Attach webbing to the traced line, then attach the two circular side panels to the bag.

16. DIY Mini Duffle Bag

To make this mini duffle bag, you will need a pattern, fabrics, webbing, zipper, scissors, pins, iron, rotary cutter, sewing machine, and cutting mat. You can get a free pattern for this bag by clicking the link below.  Once you get the pattern, cut the materials and start making your bag.

17. DIY Kids Duffle Bag

17. DIY Kids Duffle Bag

Start by cutting all the pieces needed for the bag. Cut a wide and long rectangular piece and two circular pieces for the sides. Attach the zipper to the rectangle and sew the handle strap to both sides. Then, sew the side pieces and you’re good to go.

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18. DIY Travel Bag Tutorial

18. DIY Travel Bag Tutorial

This amazing drawstring bag is made from fabric, ribbon, sewing machine, interfacing, scissors, and pins. Cut the fabric into pieces and line the base/bottom circle with interfacing. Take out the rectangular piece for the bag panel and fold the edge like an inch where the drawstring will be. Sew the rectangle to the base and thread the ribbon inside the fold and you’re good to go.

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19. DIY Travel Bag For Kids

19. DIY Travel Bag For Kids

The materials needed for this duffle bag include fabric, pins, scissors, webbing, sewing machine, and rotary cutter. Start by cutting two pieces of the rectangle for the bag panel. Sew both together on all models leaving the opening. Fold the tips of each piece and sew, then attach the handle strap and you’re good to go.

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20. DIY Duffle Bag

20. DIY Duffle Bag

The materials needed for this include denim fabric, D-rings, swivel snap hooks, nylon strap, zipper, and flexible fabric. Cut two pieces of rectangular pieces from the denim for the bag panel and cut two pieces of the circle for the side pieces. sew them together and attach the zipper.

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21. Duffle Bag DIY

Start by preparing the template for the side panels, then cut out the jeans fabric for the panel using the template. After this, cut a rectangular piece from the jeans for the main bag panel and attach a zipper to it. Sew the side panels to the bag and attach the shoulder strap.

22. How To Sew A Duffle Bag

Start by cutting a long and wide rectangular piece of leather, attach a zipper to both sides of the rectangle. Sew the handle strap to it. Then, cut and attach two circles to both sides of the bag.

23. DIY Duffle Bag

This is made from leather, leather cutter, cutting mat, A4 paper, A3 paper, tape, and ruler. Download and print the pattern for the bag on the A4 and A3 sheet. Use this as the template and place it on the leather to cut each part of the bag. Download a free pattern from the link below.

24. DIY Leather Duffle Bag

The materials needed for this duffle bag include leather, leather sewing machine, zipper, strap cutter,  rivets, roller knife, exact knife, and D-rings. Measure and cut the pieces for the bag panel from the leather. Attach the zipper to the main bag panels and sew the handle strap to it. Attach the side panels and you’re good to go.

Conclusion

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