Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A New FREE Pattern: Plenty of Pockets Duffel Bag


With school starting up, now is a great time for making a new bag.  My latest creation was designed with that in mind: the Plenty of Pockets Duffel Bag.  A fun and practical bag that is amazing for organizing on the go!

Two tall rows of pockets on the outside, a drawstring closure and adjustable straps make this bag versatile for all occasions and great for carrying everything.
The roomy interior has another full row of pockets on the inside for even more organizing:
I used fabric from the adorable Woodland Picnic collection by Timeless Treasures to make it. I'm a hedgehog fanatic (which explains the name of my Etsy shop, The Green Hedgehog), so I was wild about these prints as soon as I saw them.  These are perfect prints for fall, but the bright colors work well for the rest of the year too.  I designed the bag to have a layered look so all the prints could get equal attention - there was no way I could choose just one as the main feature! 
The handy size makes it great for the beach, traveling, sleep overs, or as a backpack for school.  Keep small stuff in the lower pockets, tall things in the higher ones and big stuff inside - all nice and neat.  The entire bag and its straps are padded for added support and comfort too.
Want to make one of your own?
  
Click HERE 
to get my FREE downloadable pattern for making the
Plenty of Pockets Duffel Bag!


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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the free pattern. This pocket bag is both practical and super-cute. The hedgehog fabric is adorable!

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  2. This would be great for the don't need a diaper bag/still need a diaper bag phase I'm in! Thanks for the pattern!

    Rachel @onceuponasewingmachine.com

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    1. That's the exact phase I'm in Rachel - may have to steal it from the kids for that!

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  3. So cute! I can see so many uses for a bag like this. TFS (Vising via Home Decor and Organizing linky)

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    1. That's the idea - just make it once and then use it every way you want:)

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  4. Pockets, pockets, pockets... you can't have too many, and you've covered that perfectly!!! The tall outside pockets are a fabulous idea! Looks great, too.

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    1. Thanks Pam! Enough for whatever you need to carry & you're right about never having too many.

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  5. This is so cute & looks so functional! Thanks so much for the free pattern! You're awesome!

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    1. Aw thanks Lucy! All these sweet comments make in feel great to share it:)

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  6. Just when I told myself, I didn't need to start anymore projects, I see this one. Ok, no more after this:)

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  7. Oh my!! I love it!! I can feel a trip to the fabric store coming, I have to try this one!

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  8. Wonderful! Following you from I Heart Crafty Things Blog Hop

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  9. it's wonderful. You can never have enough pockets to tote things around. How wonderful your tutorial is featured. I will hop over. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  10. I've linked up to your party..I'm also a new follower and will be trying your pocket duffle today!

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    1. That's all fantastic to hear Michelle. Please send a pic of your bag when you have it made - I'd love to see it!

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  11. Hi Cheryl,
    This is such a cute pattern.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  12. OMG! Adorable! Love the pattern and the fabric you chose! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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  13. This is SUPER! I think I'm going to have to feature this.... ;-)

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  14. Hi Cheryl,
    I really like this a lot. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  15. I love it! The more pockets the better. :)

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  16. Featuring you today! :) Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday.

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/09/take-look-at-you-my-favorites_13.html

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  17. Love this pattern! Thank you! Love your blog!

    http://LoveItSewMuch.blogspot.com

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  18. That's so cute! It makes me want to get organized :)

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  19. What a wonderful bag! I've been wanting to do something similar. I may just use your pattern. Thanks for providing it for free!

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  20. They'd make a perfect bag for the kids who are just so keen on going to school on their first day and parents just want to pack them things they need for the short adventure. There's just a lot to this bag than meets the eye. Rather than underestimating its space, it can contain and organize things into a more neatly arranged bag.

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  21. Such a cute Duffle! Love the fabric you've chosen!

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  22. Cheryl, thanks for sharing this design. I made one for my daughter as a christmas gift. Even with all my novice mistakes it turned out fantastic. Much appreciated!

    Mike

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  23. I am unable to download the pattern. Your help would be appreciated.
    Nancy

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    1. Click on the word HERE above to go to my download link (or use this https://www.wuala.com/cerise422/Tutorial/) and from my free patterns click Plenty of Pockets Duffel Bag Pattern and then click on the download button. I just tested it and it works fine.

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