Forage Cargo Duffle

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead Forage Cargo Duffle - NoodleheadHappy Friday! I’m excited to start sharing projects I’ve made using my new fabric collection, Forage, for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. It’s shipping to stores in August (which is next week already believe it or not! although I’m sure it’ll take a few weeks to trickle into shops) and I’m excited to share more about the collection starting today. Over the next few weeks I’ll be posting about each project I’ve made, it’s been fun having little photo sessions with each one and hopefully you find it both helpful and inspiring! Forage is overprinted on Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed, which if you’ve worked with in the past, you’ll find it’s a super versatile fabric – great for garments, quilting, home dec projects, and bags of course!

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead

I’m kicking it off with the Cargo Duffle today. It seemed only appropriate because it was the first free pattern I designed for Robert Kaufman back in 2013. Which seems like forever ago, but I still love seeing them popping up in my feed. It’s such a fun one to mix and match fabrics and also to see what modifications everyone makes to customize it for their needs. To me that’s one of the most rewarding parts of developing patterns, is seeing what everyone does with each pattern.

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead

So this Cargo Duffle is one of the first projects I made using Forage. It was both intimidating and exciting to start! I love the way it came together. It quilted up quite nicely, which is always fun to watch the transformation. I used Draper Denim for the Contrast Bottom, I love the texture it has and it was just the right weight to work with on this project. I used the Big Sur Canvas in Natural for the canvas.

Fabric: Forage by me for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Draper Denim and Big Sur Canvas in Natural
Snaps: available in my shop (size 24)

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead

I’m hoping to round up some links to shops that are carrying Forage (if you’re a shop let me know and I’ll put your link on the list), please let me know if this would be helpful to you. And I think in the next post or so, I’ll do more of a general overview of my inspiration for this collection and a overall look at the collection.


Have a great weekend!

Forage Cargo Duffle - Noodlehead

9 thoughts on “Forage Cargo Duffle

  1. Wendy Farmer says:

    I’ve preordered a fat quarter bundle of the whole line! So I’m hoping for some ideas on how to best utilize it! ❤️❤️❤️

  2. chrisknits says:

    What a great bag and beautiful fabric! Look forward to seeing what else you make with the line.

  3. Judi Rutherford says:

    You should “kit” the fabrics and notions for the Cargo Duffle so I can buy it all in one place 🙂

  4. Stephanie says:

    Love this! Looks like a very useful bag. I’m going to put this on my future project list 🙂

  5. Penny says:

    This is a great bag! I’d like to make myself one. ? And the fabrics are beautiful!

  6. Brenda says:

    Congratulations on your new fabric line, Anna! The bag is beautiful—the Cargo Duffle is one of my favorite bag patterns.

  7. Sherry says:

    What beautiful fabric, Anna! So nice to see it on the Cargo Duffle, one of my favorite patterns of all time. You just put me in the mood to make a new one. Thank you!

  8. Kelly O. says:

    Oh my! Anna, here you go again being fabulous!! I took a little media break and I come back to find you creating gorgeous fabrics and I just love that bag pattern!! it is on my list!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Awe thank you Kelly!!! 🙂

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