Ever since I made my first one, I knew it wouldn’t be the last. This Carkai City Cargo Duffle is one that I made recently for a friend.
I took advantage of the selvage treatment on one of the carkai prints for the pockets and also installed my very first snaps, which were surprisingly not tricky at all! Anna Graham’s snap tutorial made it super easy, and I made sure to do a test run on some scraps first.
For the exterior pieces, I used Soft and Stable, except on the gusset where I used cotton batting (as recommended). I felt like that was a more appropriate level of stability for the area given its function.
It’s on projects like this where I remember why I horde zippers the way that I do. If I anticipate making a certain project again (i.e. anything by Noodlehead…), I usually acquire multiples of the required notions. That’s exactly why I had this black one on hand. It worked out perfectly without requiring a trip to the store mid-project. (Side note: I recently organized my stash of zippers, grouping them by size. This seems obvious, but I’d never actually done that and it has made such a difference! It’s so easy to find what I need as well as know exactly what I have on hand.)
The Cargo Duffle is a free pattern available here on the Robert Kaufman website.