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. Beautiful bag. I want to make this one

  2. Hi, I would love to win your cool duffle bag pattern!
    Thanks for the giveaway, and the savings code for Zipit!

  3. That looks like a fun pattern.

  4. This looks ike a great pattern. I’ve been looking for one that isn’t as difficult as the weekender and is bigger too!

  5. Well out of all of the bags I’ve seen, I would actually use this one! I’d wager that the male people in this house would use it as well!!

  6. I’ve never made a bag, got to start somewhere and this looks like a good one!

  7. Awesome bag! Like your use of the strips. I already have some fabric in mind for this pattern. Crossing my fingers!

  8. I will like to win, so I can start experimenting with bags!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I just love this. It would so awesome for overnights!! I’ve never made a bag before but would love to try this.

  10. Super cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. i would love to win thanks

  12. Thanks for the chance to win!

  13. Fantastic bag!
    I’d love to make one!

  14. I love your duffel bag. The inside is made so neatly. This would make a great bag for traveling.

  15. What a great bag and a fun way to use some favorite fabrics!

  16. Love this bag! I am a beginner sewer and need all the help I can get! I really need a bag to pack for short trips too. I follow you by email.

  17. I’ve been thinking about making one…just because. You’ve given me the inspiration to do so.

  18. Very cool pattern!

  19. Perfect for a weekend getaway

  20. Hi Julie. Love your duffle bag. It would have been perfect for my recent weekend trip; just perfect. How nice of you to give away a pattern.

  21. How wonderful! I am just starting to try to make some bags so this would be perfect!

  22. I LOVE this bag! Perfect for an overnight or heading to the gym! Thanks for the chance to win your pattern!

  23. I ‘ve been looking for an idea to quilt something for my niece for her Birthday, now I have the perfect solution..

  24. nice purse to take on a over night trip ,I love this I would make it in a min

  25. I can see so many uses for this wonderful sized bag!

  26. You are crazy talented! What an awesome bag. I just bought the pattern for the weekender to further my bag addiction. It just makes me so happy to pack my stuff up in something that I made and love when people ask where I got my bag lol. Your duffle(el) bag is perfect, Way to go!

  27. I like this bag. Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern for it.

  28. I love bags of any shape and size…great job!

  29. Awesome bag! Thanks a bunch for the chance to win! ☺

  30. Great bag! Thanks for giving a chance to win.

  31. Awesome giveaway! TY!

  32. A fabulous bag. So bright and cheerful and would be SO useful. Hope I win your pattern.

  33. Beautiful bag Julie! I’m a beginner and would love to make one. Thank you for sharing!

  34. Awesome duffel Julie!! Perfect for a weekend away!

  35. What a great idea. I tend to make my own patterns for the same reason. I can see where you could easily get some pieces out of your scrap bag.

  36. I love this bag! I was looking for a duffle bag pattern. I want to make a nice big bag, and I’m scared of the Weekender! Thank you!

  37. This is a really good looking bag. It’s just the perfect size for spending the weekend away! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. I have posted your giveaway on my Facebook wall.

  39. I need to make myself a duffle! This one looks great!!

  40. It’s a beautiful bag! Thank you for the chance to win!

  41. Great duffel – I need to get back to using zippers, too! Thanks for the giveaway.

  42. I shared the pic of the bag and about the giveaway on facebook. Thanks.

  43. What a great idea you had. Love, love, love it! Keep those ideas coming!

  44. I shared your post on FB. I have lots of quilty friends who will see it. Thanks.

  45. What a great bag. I could use this for so many things. I love that it is quilty.

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