Saturday, April 10, 2010

a L2 bag

The L2 Bag by Sewing Workshop has been on my to-make list for FOREVER. OK, only for like 2 years or something, but it seems like forever! Last week we signed our new lease, toured my sailor's new ship and had lunch with the current captain, figured out our move dates, and scoped out where the grocery stores, Dunkin Donuts (priorities!! (; ), drugstore, and everything are in our new neighborhood. It felt like we had a checklist a mile long to go through, but we finished it up by Friday. Now we have "the calm before the storm" as we don't actually move for another month, and then he is away for several weeks of training. So distract myself from packing, I purchased the L2 pattern and sewed it up in an Anna Maria Horner home dec weight fabric from the Drawing Room Line.

L2 Bag

I really love how it came out! It wasn't too difficult to put together, although I did skip the plastic canvas in the bottom and used magnetic snaps inserted directly into the lining instead of in tabs. I lined the godets in the outer fabric after reading some reviews that mentioned that the lining was rather visible there. The lining is a solid purple cotton which I interfaced with some fusible fleece that I had lying around. I'm dying to make up another one now- it's the perfect size to hold my laptop and lunch for work.


Antoinette said...

That is a lovely bag pattern, and it looks unique (which is hard to say when I think we've seen nearly every bag shape and size out there). What a cheery print, too.

Patricia said...

Great bag! It looks well done and really practical. I am going to have to look that pattern up.

gaylen said...

Fabulous bag! I've seen it several times at my ASG group - but yours is the most cheerful version I've ever seen. g