How to Make Safari Duffle Bag in Canvas & Faux Leather

DIY duffle bag

This finished duffle bag looks so professional like you bought it from Eddie Bauer®.  Can’t you picture Harrison Ford slinging this amazing duffle over his shoulder as Indiana Jones?! It is a great way to pack your stuff for the gym or outing. Father’s Day is coming up, and this would make a very nice gift for your personal action hero. The combination of fabrics, colors and textures has the perfect feel – a little bit retro and a whole lot cool. From Sew4Homes.

Materials you may need:

  • 1 yard of 58″+ wide medium to heavy-weight cotton fabric for the bag top exterior
  • ½ yard of 45″+ wide heavy-weight faux leather for the bag bottom exterior
  • 1 yard of 58″+ wide lightweight nylon fabric for the bag lining
  • 1¼ yards of 45″ heavyweight fusible interfacing
  • 4¼ yards of 1½” poly webbing for the handles and carry strap
  • TWO 1½”  wide D-ringslastic
  • TWO 1½”  wide swivel hooks
  • ONE 1½” slide
  • ONE 22″ metal separating zipper
  • ONE 9″ metal zipper
  • ½ yard of thin leather for the two zipper pulls
  • All-purpose sewing thread in colors to match fabric
  • Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • See-through ruler
  • Straight pins
  • Seam gauge
  • Seam ripper
  • Iron and ironing board