It has a bit of a softer look than the other one, and has a lusciously curvy bottom (I modeled it after myself--hahahaha...just kidding)
The piping on this one came out the best of my three piped bags. I cut my fabric on the bias this time instead of on the straight-of-grain--it makes all the difference in the world.
The lining is my favorite--I had just enough of this left over. I don't like lining my bags in black, so this was a fun alternative.
I had to remake this bag, ripping it out until almost the beginning. The outside yoke was too small and didn't line up right so I fixed that even though I could have gotten away with it. Otherwise, there were no other adjustments I'd make to my chicken-scratch pattern. But I committed a huge bag sin that I didn't notice until almost the last stitch--I forgot about the interfacing. The bag still felt nice and would have been sturdy enough, I'm sure, but it didn't have that structured look that I like them to have. So I added some fusible fleece and it's just so much better now. Best part? Didn't have to buy a single thing for this adventure. I'm sewing through that stash, one piece at a time. My fingers are raw from picking stitches, but it's worth it because it just got the seal of approval from my other sister as I'm writing this--true story. She wants one too. So does my mom. The line forms on the right, ladies :)
And the name? I like when bags have names, but I don't like when it's a girl's name or something. So in naming this one for the sister who requested it, I named it after something she used to say when she was a wee 'un (and I mean wee)--she used to call soda 'loot loot' and this bag is big enough to stash all your loot, so there you have it. The Loot Loot bag. A.K.A. The Rachel.
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