Occasionally I get the urge to make a new everyday bag for myself instead of rotating something out of the closet. I was interested in making a duffel-style tote from a pattern I had previously used several times. I was pleasantly surprised to find this cool owl print fabric at JoAnn’s.
I decided to pair the owl print with a striped fabric that was in my collection from Michael Levine which I had originally purchased for making some glasses/phone cases.
To achieve a cohesive color palette, I actually bleached the two fabrics before making the duffel. Here is the result:
I used some hand-dyed bias tape for the straps and edge binding. I lined the interior with fun dark print fabric. The bag has two inside pockets.
I love that this bag can be completely zipped up, tossed around and no contents will fall out! I can also be machine washed and dryed.
Perfect for slinging over the shoulder!