Duffel, Part 1

There are so many things that I should be doing, but instead, I decided to work on the Echino Duffel. There are a few steps that are not illustrated, which made me sit and think about what to do in between, but so far, it’s easy to put together. One thing that I don’t like about the pattern is the way they have you attaching the zipper (basically pressing down the seam allowances on both the main fabric and the lining then sandwiching the zipper in between the fabrics). Personally, I think that you would be more likely to ‘miss’ the lining fabric when stitching it down because it could shift during sewing. Instead of following the directions, I used the zipper method for the box bag. It’s an extra step or two, but totally worth it as far as results go.