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Woodland Walk

Picture the scene – its a chilly Sunday morning, the sun is shining and there’s frost on the ground. You gather the family up, put on your welly boots, hats and scarves and head out for a walk through the countryside towards your favourite pub to warm up with a hot chocolate by the fire.

That is the feeling I wanted to evoke with these boxes and I love how they turned out, so let’s take a look at what went inside.

Luxury Box

This theme actually started way back in the spring when I had a visit from a Dashwood Studio rep who showed me their upcoming corduroy fabrics. I fell instantly in love with the cyan colourway featuring a circle print in colours of navy, mustard, green and cream. The quality is just stunning and I loved the print. It wasn’t going to be available until the Autumn which was perfect, especially when Laura from The Specky Seamstress then got in touch to show me her faux leather labels which would pair perfectly.

Each pack that went into the Luxury and Classic boxes had two large and two small labels with “Made By Me” or “Stitched With Love” embossed into the fabric.

Next came the pattern, this fabric lends itself so well to dungarees and pinafore dresses but I chose something a little different this month. I’ve always drooled over the Noodlehead bag patterns and thought this was the perfect opportunity to try them out in the boxes as the fabric would make a great backpack. Make sure to check out Instagram hashtag #rangepackback to see all the different ways you can mix and match fabrics.

Classic and Mini Boxes

When I was looking for the perfect fabric for the Classic and Mini boxes and thinking about being outdoors the idea of a plaid shirt or shirtdress was where I wanted to go. So after a bit of hunting around I came upon this unbelievable rainbow tartan polyviscose. The quality of it is so gorgeous, it’s got a great weight to it for this time of the year and the viscose gives it some lovely drape as well.

The colours are absolutely stunning and will pair so well with jeans and boots for the perfect autumn outfit.

To help you get started on your bag making journey I added a couple of D-rings to your haberdashery stash but there are a few patterns out there that also use D-ring for waist ties and other elements. Let’s also not forget the top quality Gutermann thread to match your main fabric.

The fat quarters this month are from a collection called Little Explorer by Craft Cotton Company and have the sweetest images of woodland creatures like hedgehogs, foxes, owls and squirrels. Keep an eye out for this months project using the fat quarters to make microwavable hand warmers.