SnapN'Go Duffle



Sewing Machine used - Semi-industrial Juki TL2200 QVP Mini

I did a total of 13 SnapN'Go with different bases and methods.  Since there is no lining and minimal bulk, I knew there should be more than 2 methods to sew the Duffle Bag.  The "OCD" in me tried French Seams and it worked beautifully!

Fabric base used -

  • Polycanvas 
  • Polyester 210D
  • Waterproof/water resistant canvas 420D/600D.
  • Water-repellent fabric 75D with woven backing.

Check out My Inspirations on the different bases and methods that I have used.




Tester - Shonda 'Ferguson' Andrews
Shop -
All Wishin' Designs
Machine used
 - Domestic Brother Innovis 2400
Recommended Skill level - Beginner
Material used -
Slim version with bias tape - Laminated cotton woven from a local quilting store. Brand of fabric is Kimberbell (Red, White & Bloom). Used 1 in red webbing.

Regular version with bias tape - Waterproof Therxtex from Fabric Therapy (Fantastic B3asts Coordinate & Your Grapeness). 1" webbing from Fabric Therapy.

"I'm one of those people who can never have to many duffle bags or reusable tote bags but never has one with me when I need it the most, so I end up purchasing another one while I'm out shopping. This pattern is going to eliminate my problem. I'll be able to toss my duffle bag that is easily contained in its own attached pouch into my purse and have one with me always. As a tester, I found the SnapN'Go Duffle a very relaxing and enjoyable pattern to sew. I recommend this pattern to all makers from beginner to advanced. There are several techniques in this pattern that can help you advance your sewing skills. For instance, you can get great practice sewing curves that have a mild and manageable radius. This is the pattern to make if you want to learn how to or improve your bias tape skills. With long straight edges and manageable curves you will become a bias tape pro."

Slim Version

Regular Version

Material - 
Slim version with serger and French Seams - Cotton woven and Ripstop. Woven is from Fabric Therapy (Manga Mashup - large scale).

"This is my 3rd SnapN'Go Duffle in one week and the possibilities are endless with this pattern. I used the slim version. I veered off course a little with this bag and wanted to test my own abilities and limits and due to the amazing pattern design everything still turned out great. I used cotton woven outer and Ripstop fabric as a lining and free motion sewed the 2 fabrics together to create a thin but sturdy fabric. I sewed the 2 fabrics together prior to cutting the actual pattern pieces out. I started out using the Serger method for binding but quickly switched over to the French seams to complete the duffle and instantly fell in love with the overall finish. I see myself making many more SnapN'Go Duffles. I think my favorite method will be the slim version with French seams.

A little side note: when folded up into the pocket this will make a great small travel pillow."

Tester - Susi Schuegraf
Shop Link - Jungle Pearls
Sewing Machine used - Juki dn1181 and Bernina 790
Recommended Skill level - Beginner with a bit of experience
Material used -
Slim version with bias tape - Fabric therapy wpc and geeky thread and kam snaps.
Slim version with bias tape - Fabric therapy matte thertex woven a laminated cotton, geeky thread
Regular version with bias tape - The style magnolia canvas 100% cotton, geeky string

"Such a fun pattern and great for my road trips to sort my gear.  This is a perfect bag to throw in your bag when traveling as it holds so many extra goodies. I love stuffing small expandable bags into my travel luggage! As I always have extras than need to be packed."

Slim version 


Regular version


Tester - Sew HoneyBea
YouTube Link - 
Sew HoneyBea
Sewing Machine used - 
Viking 960 Domestic and Brother 1034DX Serger
Recommended Skill level -
Material used -

Slim with serger - Cotton Canvas from Oh So Pretty Custom Fabric and Utility Fabric from Joann's.

"This is another awesome pattern with options that are simple enough for every beginner bagmaker all the way to a more experienced person who is looking for a quick sew for shows and sales. I really enjoyed making this bag and I know I will be making many more."

Tester -
 Gladys Tan
Shop Link - Chavanthandmade IGChavanthandmade FB
Machine used - 
Heavy duty domestic. Janome HD3000
Recommended Skill level - Beginner for the Slim version.  Beginner to intermediate, since there are quite a number of curves for the Regular version.
Material used -
Slim version with binding - Fabric - polycanvas and satin bias tape. Webbing and hardware (D rings, swivel hooks, slider) from Sing Mui Heng. Zip pulls from Zipper Paradise.

Regular version with binding - poly canvas + satin bias tape. Webbing and hardware (D rings, swivel hooks, slider) from Sing Mui Heng. Zip pulls from Zipper Paradise.

"The Snap N Go duffle is a great addition for all bag makers! The duffle is so versatile and fits a boatload if items! The use of water repellent/waterproof materials is also a huge bonus - it’s easy to clean and maintain the bag. AND your items will not get wet! Check the pattern out! Don’t be put off by the binding - Jassie has included fantastic step by step instructions that ensures your success with the bag. Check it out! I was absolutely blown away by the pattern and will definitely be making more!"


Slim Version

Regular Version


Tester - Mui Yan
Shop Link - Aderry Craft
Machine used - 
Domestic. Juki HZL-LB5100
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Material used -
Slim and Regular versions with binding - polycanvas 

"The SnapN'Go Duffle bag is such a great bag to bring along for every occasion: travel, shopping, etc. I love that it can be folded into its own pocket for easy carry and it unfolds into a big duffle bag with amazing storage capacity! You can sew this bag easily as it does not require interfacing. 😊"

Tester - Karen Tay
Sewing Machine used - Brother Innovis 980D
Recommended Skill level - Slim - Beginners / Regular - Confident Beginners
Material used -
Slim version with binding - Oxford Water Resistant Fabric 210D
Regular version with binding - 190T RainCoat Material Fabric

"One of my favorite Pattern. Beginner Friendly! Easy to make! Different Versions to suit different Fabric base. Exclusive Luggage Sleeve A MUST have for Holiday Trips!"

Tester -
Tester - Jenn Hoopert-McGinn
Shop Link - 
Jenn's Homemadeology
Machine used - 
Vintage domestic Sears Kenmore 158.17550
Recommended Skill level 
Confident Beginner
Material used -
Slim version with binding - Rainbow Water resistant ploycanvas from Seweird, sewing tag from MMK.
Regular version with binding - Polycanvas from Joanns

"I love how very quick and easy this bag was to make! It’s such a nice big and roomy bag that can pretty easily be tucked away and put into your purse that you can then pull out and carry even more stuff. This is not only great when traveling on a trip but out to the store or even to the fair, beach or the pool! Plus the look on my husband’s face when I so quickly tucked away the bag was priceless. I can’t wait to take this bag to the beach."

Slim version with binding

Regular version with binding

 Cynthia Molina
Shop Link - Dandelion Craft and Creations
Machine used -
Brother -SE1900 
Recommended Skill level Beginner
Material used -
Both versions with binding - Used Therxtex from Fabric Therapy Hardware from Bedazzle Hardware

"Loved that it is easy no interfacing or lining needed.  Such an easy fast sew any beginner would enjoy."

Slim Version


Regular Version


Tester - Geraldine Tan
Shop Link - Made by Starflakes
Sewing Machine used
 - Domestic, Brother NV180K. Serger is Juki M0-114D.
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner
Material used -
Both versions with serger - 
polycanvas and 75D waterproof fabric with woven backing. Zipper tape from Zipper Paradise.

"Fast sew as there is no lining and interfacing required. Perfect bag for storing grocery items or packing for a short weekend trip. Lovely design and its a must-have when travelling. It can be folded into a pouch when not in use and expanded into a big duffle bag when you need it. The option to serge the edges instead of binding made the sewing so much faster for me. ❤️😍

Slim Version

Regular Version

Tester - Thien Ai Hartop
Shop Link - Ninja Crafts (FB)Ninja Crafts (IG)
Machine used - 
Domestic Singer HD44s
Recommended Skill level Beginner 
Material used -
Slim version with binding - Oxford Nylon from Hobby Lobby, webbing from Amazon, and hardware was upcycle from a comforter bag.

"This project was quick and easy! Don’t let bias tape or binding stop you from making it! This would be a great project to learn or practice those skills as it is very forgiving. It’s a very well thought out tote bag that’s easy to take on the go if you are traveling, headed to Disney and need a bag for souvenirs or just to stow away in your car for groceries."

Tester - Leanne Clay
Machine used -
 Domestic Bernina B570qe
Recommended Skill level - Beginners for Slim, intermediate for Regular
Material used -
Slim is a cotton batik and regular is a cotton drill. Both from Spotlight Australia.

"The Snap and Go duffle bags are amazing! Such a clever design, and the instructions are so through and clear that it left nothing to chance, even for a beginner bag maker like myself. Both of my bags have been in high use since I made them, with several requests to make more. A must-have pattern!"

Slim Version

Regular Version

Tester - Lisa Thibault
Shop Link - glitterinmycoffee
Machine used -
Janome HD9 (semi-industrial straight stitch)
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginners 
Material used -
Regular version with bias tapePrinted water-resistant canvas - Sew Dulce, Solid water-resistant canvas - Nerdartistry

"I LOVE that this design is a quick and easy sew. This duffel holds a TON but folds into a compact pouch that is easy to toss into a suitcase for travel. Ingenius design!"

Tester - Marybeth Haberman
Shop Link - MB's Sew Crafty
Machine used -
Elna Elnita EF1 High Speed Straight Stitch Sewing Machine, Heavy Duty but not industrial
Recommended Skill level - Advanced Beginner for Regular version
Material used -
Regular version with bias tape - Print is Rainbow Fetti WRC from Purple Dragon, Solid is Lavender WRC from Wonderground Fabric

"The Snap N Go duffle is a great pattern. I love it as a weekender bag that holds all of our travel needs for a trip. It is also an awesome bag to bring along for all the extras we buy on vacation. It stows away in it's own pouch tucked into a backpack or suitcase without taking up much room. When we need it, we can fill it with lots of extra goodies and slip it on to the handle of our suitcase for handsfree transport through busy airports."


Tester - Tracey Gore
Shop Link - Wicked Pixie Creation FB; Wicked Pixie Creation IG
Machine used -
Brother Luminaire
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate beginner because of the binding
Material used -
Regular version with bias tape - Outdoor canvas from Joanns; cotton woven backed with sf101 then applied 2 coats of Heat 'n Bond liquid vinyl

"This travel bag comes together so quickly and is super easy to put together! I love how this lightweight bag easily collapses into the front pocket making it compact and ready for the next adventure!"



Tester - Melissa Guerra
Shop Link - MAGCreationsStudio
Machine used -
Industrial Juki DU-1181N
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Material used -
Regular version with binding - WPC & WRC from Moremeknow. Hardware from various shops.

"I absolutely love the amount you can fit in the bag in addition to being able to fold it into itself when not in use! My family did not believe it was the SAME bag at first. They call it the 'Magic Bag'!"


Tester - Vannessa Leppek
Shop Link - Miniloopylove 
Machine used -
Industrial juki 1181n
Recommended Skill level - Intermediate 
Material used -
Slim version with binding - Stranger things from Backstitch WRC.

"This is a great, quick sew, travel bag! You can make this the night before travel day and be able to fit everything you need in it the next morning! You don't even have to search for any hardware since there is such a minimal amount on here!"


Tester - Soshi Ballard
Shop Link - soshiscreationssoshiscreations IG
Machine used - 
Industrial Juki 8700H
Recommended Skill level - Beginner 
Material used -
Regular version with binding - Canvas from Sweet n Charmed Harry Potter print

"I love how well put together it assembles nicely! Very beginner friendly."


Tester - Tiffany Zhao
Shop Link - Crafter Shock FB; Crafter Shock IG
Machine used -
Industrial - Thor GC1841S
Recommended Skill level - Confident Beginner - because of the curves and regular version pocket gusset
Material used -
Slim version with serger - WRC from MoreMeKnow, Webbing from Beauty & Geek Fabric, KamSnaps

"No interfacing and almost no liner pieces needed! This is a quick sew with minimal hardware that anyone would love to receive as a gift, including myself!"

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