Aunt Emily

Emily Bowyer Hammel was my father's older sister. She was the dearest person I've ever known. Over several adolescent summers, she patiently taught me how to sew and how to cook. I loved her. Sadly, she has been gone these few years and I miss her very much. However, I am carrying on her legacy of sewing and trying to carry on her legacy of caring.

Thursday, November 15

L2 Bag Pattern from Sewing Workshop

These are two bags I made last week from the L2 Bag Pattern from Sewing Workshop. The first took a while, but the second was quite quick. I used upholstry weight fabric for both.
I did modify the pattern - I did not like the gussett that is added to the sides. It seem much too big for the bag. So on the purple brocade, I left the gusset off. Of course, that helps to decrease sewing time!!!!
I also made a bit more elaborate pockets than the pattern called for, but I like a nice full and long pocket so I can find things.
I really liked the pattern, it was easy to make, and it is a HUGE bag - I mean huge. You can carry your life in this bag.
I intend to make these as gifts for the Holidays. I have two cut out from Alexander Henry's FRIDA'S GARDEN. I also reduced it by half and am in process with a 40's barkcloth fabric that I bought at a flea in Massachusetts a few years ago.

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