The Gym Bag

SS38 gym bag soldout

Learn bag making skills with our gym bag sewing pattern. Pack everything you need for a workout (or your next weekend away) in this roomy duffle…

This project includes sturdy webbing shoulder and crossbody straps, plus faux leather details.

The Gym Bag sewing pattern **SOLD OUT**

This bag sewing pattern was only available with issue 38, Simply Sewing magazine


One size

You will need

  • Main fabric: 120x135cm (47x53in)
  • Contrast fabric: 100x112cm (39x44in)
  • Lining fabric: 100x112cm (39x44in)
  • Iron on interfacing: 25x25cm (10x10in)
  • Iron on wadding: 120x90cm (47x35in)
  • Foam interfacing: 200x72cm (78x28in)
  • Bundfix iron-on tape: 2 packets
  • Heavy duty zip: 51cm (20in)
  • Zip: 18cm (7in)
  • 6 rectangle rings: 4cm (15/8in)
  • Bag slider: 4cm (15/8in)
  • 2 snaps or press fasteners
  • Matching thread
  • Basic sewing kit

Fabric suggestions:

Canvas, curtain-weight fabric or faux leather.


  • Bag making
  • Insert a zip
  • Insert snap or press fastners
  • Sew with heavier weight fabrics


Gym bag sewing pattern