On Sunday I sewed my entire duffle bag from the Portside Travel Set by Grainline Studio!!! I can’t believe how quickly I was able to finish it, and just in time for my family vacation on Thursday. It was super fun to sew, and while it’s not perfect, I love it more than anything I’ve ever sewn!
The instructions were pretty clear, but I think it helped to have already made the two smaller bags. I think it mostly prevented a lot of seam ripping like I had to do on the toiletry bag. When I started the set I thought the advanced beginner label on the pattern seemed wrong…and I still maybe feel that way. It seems more intermediate to me. The striped fabric helped in a lot of ways because I was able to match up patterns easily. But on the other hand, it was very visible if I didn’t match things up perfectly, so that’s when the seam ripping happened. Luckily it wasn’t much.
The bag is much larger than I had anticipated, and I could EASILY fit a week’s worth of clothes in there. I am so ready to finally put that plastic Adidas duffle bag to rest!