February 7th, 2014

GIVEAWAY! The Brooksider: A Quilted Duffel

by Julie Hirt

My first bag pattern, if you don’t count smaller pouches. I’m pretty excited!


I was looking for a classic duffel (duffle? hey, I looked and either way is okay!) pattern and couldn’t find one I really liked.  So I decided to make my own and make it quilty.


There are strips running along the zipper to give it a little something.  The ribbon trim on the handles and ribbon pulls on the sides make me happy.


The inside is quilted with raw edges hidden away.


I have  few other bag ideas in my head and think I’ll stick to naming them with a Kansas City theme. “Brookside” is a neighborhood, which I love, in Kansas City.

All in all, I’m really happy with the bag and the pattern.   It feels solid and there is nothing flimsy about it.  Measures 22.5″ x 10″.


The pattern is heavily detailed with a picture for everything. My goal was to make it easy for a beginner to follow.

If you need zippers (this calls for a 22″),  Zipit has the largest, most affordable selection and you can save 15% at checkout using code: 627handworks.


To enter here:  Just leave me a comment.  For a second entry share on Facebook and comment that you shared.
Instagram: Giveaway for two patterns.  Follow me on Instagram (username is @juliehirt) and follow the directions from the image in my feed.

You can also purchase a copy of the pattern here or here.



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59 Comments to “GIVEAWAY! The Brooksider: A Quilted Duffel”

  1. I need a new bag for caring my oncall paraphernalia
    and this looks like something I could actually make!

  2. Love this bag, perfect for a workout partner!

  3. I would love to make a bag…never tried before :)

  4. Love the bag…so bright and versatile.


  5. Congrats Julie! It looks awesome! I was thinking about making a duffle this morning! It has to be mine! Thanks for the chance!

  6. So fun to hear you’re from KC. I wondered when I saw “Brooksider”!

  7. I love your bag! What a great design! The name is also perfect me as my maiden name is Brooks – I would love to a make some for the Brooks Sisters! thanks for the chance!

  8. Oooh, this is an awesome bag! Sounds like I could make it too:) Still haven’t made the zipper pouch! Bummed I missed the giveaway. Might have to buy this one when I am ready.

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