I got most of it done and all I had remaining to do was to put in a lining - I could still actually use the bag without it but I think a lining makes it look more "finished" as it hides all of the inside seams.
A lining isn't included in the original free pattern by Anna at Noodlehead but I found a link to a really good tutorial over at Skirtastop. I also added in a zippered pocket and a slip pocket to the lining as they are handy for smaller items.
I received some of these wonderful Clover binding clips as a birthday present and used them to help attach the lining which made it so much easier to sew - I can see myself getting a lot of use from these, especially as I love making bags!So it is now totally finished and I really love how it has turned out. I used some fabrics from Juliana Horners range and my favourite black denim for the base and handles as it is so sturdy.
This bag was really fun to make - there are lots of handy tips on Anna's blog as well as from Sophie on her blog at C'est La Vie as part of the Cargo Duffle sew along. I could actually fit in enough things for an overnight trip which surprised me too!
This was the luggage lined up ready to pack in my car to take up to Brisbane: my Swoony Super tote, a Ruby braided bag, my new Cargo duffle, and my sewing machine fitted perfectly into the beautiful Aeroplane bag made by Kathy @ IamaCraftyKat for the last Sew Sew Modern swap #4. I did have to leave some room though as I managed to also squeeze in a trip to Ikea on my way up to Brisbane.