The Autumn Bag

I made three items for my swap partner Brandi for the Fall/Halloween themed swap organised by Bonnie at Pink Stitches.
You have already seen the cute Halloween purse, so here is the Fall themed item – I have called it The Autumn bag.

I found this beautiful fabric, Co Co Chi by Kokka. After a bit of a browse on the internet, it seems that this fabric is kind of hard to get, I found it here. The colours are perfect for the Fall theme and I love the small details – the rabbits, birds and deer in amongst the trees.

I made up the pattern myself using a lot of the elements and techniques I learned when I made my first bag, the Tohoku tote. The trim fabric was a red cotton I had left over from making a Super Mario Brothers costume for my sister to wear to a fancy dress party!
To finish it off, I added a large faux tortoiseshell button I had in my huge op shop button stash.

I was really happy with how it turned out, and my swap partner Brandi said she really loves it! I have a fair bit of the Kokka fabric left. Any suggestions what I should make with it?

19 thoughts on “The Autumn Bag

  1. You've done a great job designing the bag, Ros. The fabric is striking and well suited to an Autumn theme. Perhaps you could make another bag for yourself.

  2. Those colours are fantastic! My creative mind hasn't kicked in yet.. it's too early in the morning! lol. Maybe you could make a pot holder? with red bias tape, would look really good! I love your new header btw :o)

  3. What a cute bag, I love to sew and love making bags. So this is now on my to do list. Also love the fabric. Great Job! I would it if you share this post at my Sunday's Best party going on now. Sharing is a good thing

  4. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to last weeks show and share. We hope to see you and your newest project on Wednesday.

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