Laptop Bag

July 7, 2013

This week I have been working on a commission. You may remember a couple of weeks ago I posted a round up of laptop case tutorials from around the internet. The bag was being purchased as a gift, the purchaser requested a zipped case which could be used to protect the laptop inside another bag, the receiver of the gift requested a shoulder strap. In order to combine both requests I made a slim detachable shoulder strap so the bag can be used on it’s own or as a case inside a bag.

Laptop case

I decided to use the pattern at designsponge for the basic case. The case is made of cotton fabric so I decided to strengthen the lining with heavy weight interfacing and an iron on wadding Vileseline H630.


This is the first time I have used Vileseline, which I found easy to use. The combined weight is perfect for the laptop case adding strength and protection. Next time I am going to try out the suggestion of quilters wadding and fabric adhesive spray – I’m always keen to keep costs down for purchasers!

I combined the pattern with one over at clearly tangled for the ruffle. Adding the ruffle did add an extra dimension when working out the right sized out fabric piece but I got there:)

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I had a dilemma about the middle fabric, so asked Facebook fans for their opinion – at the time of stitching it was equal votes for each colour choice, and then the inevitable happened – I chose the coordinating fabric, and Facebook fans chose the alternative grey!! But I enjoyed seeking a second opinion:)

Laptop Case

Laptop Bag


If you are interested in commissioning a bag drop me a message:) I’m off to Handmade Harbour to see what other people have been up to this week. Have a good week,


13 comments so far.

13 responses to “Laptop Bag”

  1. clementinegoesusa says:

    Good job! Looks really nice

  2. A lovely bag. I love that you have managed to keep the original idea as well as incorporating the special request!

  3. I like this! Especially the ruffles 🙂

  4. suth2 says:

    I love the fabric you have used.

  5. This is gorgeous, and clearly very well made 🙂 Good job!

  6. Ginny says:

    Oh I have seen that lovely fabric. I was researching fabrics to make some curtains for my bedroom, and it is on my shortlist. Lovely case.

  7. CatkinJane says:

    I think I would have gone with your choice of fabric for the middle – the grey’s great but might just have been a bit dominant as it was quite a thick band 🙂

  8. Gertie says:

    Your bag is lovely. The ruffles are so unusual on a laptop bag xx

  9. Debbie Seton says:

    Worked out really well and I’m glad you went for the self fabric on the centre panel – looks good and I like this fabric :o)

  10. It looks great! I love the yellow – such a happy colour 😀

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