But I want to show you my new laptop bag. Having 4 girls in the house, 3 of them teenagers, we have a lot of laptops. 5 plus DH work one. At home he is sharing his with DD4. We bought laptop bags but they are very bland. And they are obvious in their design so not very good to protect your property from being stolen. Why not have a different bag.
I've tried to take some pictures while working on this project. Here are my pieces prepared. You would measure your own laptop to adjust the size.
I had some fabric for the body of the bag; it is a long rectangle that goes from the front, around to the back and makes the flap as well. You need it twice, or in my case a 1 metre piece, folded, and the left over was used for the pockets.
There is a piece of wadding the same size, which is the surface of the computer plus 2 rectangles, one on each end for the depth of the computer. Add a seam allowance of course.
Then I quilted following the design that was to be outside, with a walking foot on the machine, plus around my rectangle about 1/4" all the way.
My next step was to attach the strap/sides. It's easy but you need your walking foot. You position the bottom of your strap where you want it (back, bottom and front of the bag), use plenty of pins and sew around. Pivot at the corners. Take your time.
|Inside view of the compartment for paper and wires.|
There is also a pocket on the body under the flap of the bag for pens and paper.
|Bag open with the flap at the back.|
|View of the 2 compartments of the bag, plus pockets.|
Have fun sewing.