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Laptop Bag

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,


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Friday 2nd of August 2013

It looks great! I love the yellow - such a happy colour :D

Debbie Seton

Sunday 14th of July 2013

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)


Monday 8th of July 2013

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


Monday 8th of July 2013

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 :)


Monday 8th of July 2013

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.


Monday 8th of July 2013

Thanks, it was from the remnant bin at John Lewis:) Vicky

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