tutorial for a Ruffle Duffle, mine is, as you can see, ruffle-less. I modeled mine after this one that I found on Pinterest. Hers does have ruffles, but it's more structured and streamlined than the original Ruffle Duffle, and the quilting is rather a star in her show :) It's exactly what I wanted mine to look like, and I think I came pretty close! Mine measures 13.5" wide X 7.5" tall x 8.5" deep - definitely bigger than a boxy :D
I love this bag, and I love the tutorial, and I already have a 2nd R.D. planned for a birthday coming later this month. I showed this one to my husband and told him I was making one for ****** for his birthday - he got very quiet and said ... "But you'll use different fabric, right?", LOL. Dennis, I promise I won't make it in pink for a young man who is soon to turn 9!!
Here are a few more photos I took during construction - when I realized that things were going quite well for me, I decided to document the progress a bit :D
The lining side of the bag during zipper install.
Apparently I thought the lining during construction, was very photograph-worthy! ;)
OOH! Finished bag - viewed from the side to show off it's lovely large boxy shape!
This side view shows off the pocket (there's one on both sides) and the kitty zipper pull I found in stash :D
Hello Kitty ribbon used to embellish the pockets :)
A close-up of the kitty zipper pull - notice the fish hanging from the bottom, hehe.