I love my Cargo Duffle so much, I decided to make one for each of my kids. With upcoming summer trips and sleepovers on the horizon, they both really could use a nice, kid sized bag. Like my version, I simplified theirs from the original tutorial from Noodlehead. I didn't do any quilting and left off all the pockets.
I modified the size so that my pieces were as follows:
Front/Back - 18 x 11 inches (cut 2)
Zipper Panel - 4 x 28 inches (cut 2)
Bottom/Size - 8 x 28 inches (cut 1)
Finished dimensions: 17" wide x 10" tall x 7" deep
On the exterior pieces I lined each piece with a midweight fusible interfacing.
Since my daughter chose a directional print, for the bottom/side panel, I cut the piece in half and made a seam across the bottom so that the print wouldn't be upside down on one side.
I used upholstery vinyl, folded in half and stitched, for the straps.
I cut the lining from a quilting weight cotton and used a sew-in, heavy weight interfacing on all the pieces except the zipper panels.
I let the kids pick their own fabrics and I think they made great choices!
These bags came together very quickly and the kids love them! Can't wait for our upcoming trips.