Make a Duffel Bag That's Better Than Santa's

Some sturdy fabric and other materials, basic sewing know-how, and the instructions that follow are all you'll need to make a duffel bag.

Fig 13. Outside pockets are attached before the ends are sewed onto the bag. Cut out an extra 9 1/2" disc of fabric, cut the circle in half, and make a 1/4" hem along the straight cut. Fig 14. Separate a zipper (which is as long as the diameter of the circle) and sew one half across the middle of one of the full bag-ends with its teeth pointing up. Fig 15. And the other half across the top of the half circle, also "teeth up."