This pattern from an independent pattern maker was purchased on the Etsy site and is "A Travel Duffle By Studio Cherie'
My version is as follows:
The instructions were very easy to follow especially since, with the exception of one beginner quilting class, I only sew with paper patterns. I took my time and made sure I understood the instructions and it worked out well; don't you think? The instructions call for quilting the body of the bag. I chose not to because of the weight of this wonderful piece of upholstery fabric. I used 60" felt and quilter's spray to add body. The instructions do not recommend lining the bag, but my OCD (lol) insisted that I line it. I also added pockets to the lining as well.
My plan was to use it as a really upscale health club bag, but upon completion it may be a bit too large (20" x 12"), however it is perfect for a weekend trip.
I almost omitted the pull rings (shown in middle picture) and I'm glad I didn't. They help in zipping up the bag (I used double slider zippers) and the puills would be perfect if you wanted to add a shoulder strap. I was really annoyed because I could not find dark brown double slider zippers anywhere not even online. Consequently, I used black. The side pockets have pleats and a zipper and should prove to be very useful. See picture below:
And finally the straps. The Jute Webbing adds strength as well as a great design detail to the straps.