Sewing Saturday: Gingercake Getaway Duffle bag

Time for a completed project post!

Gingercake Getaway Duffle  |  £4.00 PDF Pattern  |  Child size (Adapted)

This was a gym bag for a friend and it ending up being a feat of construction (for me, anyway!) because I attempted to adapt it in a similar style to Vanessa of {lbg studio}, with a pink section along the bottom. Being quite new to sewing, I decided to take a shot in the dark and contact both Vanessa and Gingercake’s Virginia for any tips or hints. They were ever so helpful! And if it weren’t for their assistance, I’m not sure I would’ve managed it.

In terms of fabric, I opted for some Robert Kaufman Essex Linen — a cotton linen blend — in ivory and hot pink from Emma’s Fabric Studio each for £8.40/metre, where you can buy by the quarter metre.

The trickiest part was trying to work out the length of the handles but I got there in the end, after quite a bit of unpicking. I was reasonably pleased with the outcome but if I made it again, I probably would’ve used a stiffer material.

Not the best photo, so do head over to {lbg studio} to feast your eyes.


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