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Laptop bag

Inbetween organising sewing bees and preparing for Stitches and Craft, Nikki has been working on a new pattern, the Laptop Bag.  Here’s my test sewn version!

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It is quite difficult to photograph bags covered in PVC effectively – too many reflections.  Here’s another view:

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This bag has a hard structured base with purse feet, and under the front flap there is a pocket.  The flap closes with velcro.

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Inside the bag is an expandable pocket with flap on one side, and a divided pocket on the other.

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I’ve added a key leash (as always!) and the adjustable webbing strap has a shoulder pad.  The pattern also has instructions for making a laptop sleeve.

Another great pattern from Nicole Mallalieu Design!  I’m not sure what difficulty rating Nikki has given this one, but I reckon that most intermediate sewers could make it with a little patience.  This bag is a good size because even if you don’t have a laptop it fits folders nicely (or lots of other stuff, which I always seem to have). 

The gorgeous green fabric was a gift from Kirsty and the interior fabrics were a mixture from my stash (I can’t even remember where some of them came from).  I bought the PVC at Spotlight – it’s with the tablecloths – and the bias binding was purchased satin binding.  Thanks again Nikki for the fun of testing out the pattern!

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Edited to add:  Nikki has a giveaway on her blog to win a copy of this pattern – go over here to enter and to check out her incredible versions of the bag.

10 thoughts on “Laptop bag

  1. This is FANTASTIC and not just for laptops, I have to carry all sorts of notebook and junk to church each week and this would be perfect.

    your fabric choices are perfection too.

    It does look hard. I think I’m not an intermediate sewer. Bummer.

  2. Fantastic Lara! Love your fabric choices 🙂

    I was waiting for you to blog it to see the finished product. I finished mine too!

    On another note, that UK magazine you were after – SewHip (?).Reservoir newsagency sells it [but sorry, I bought the last copy]…

  3. That is an absolutely gorgeous bag! It looks so professional. Can you tell me where you got the purse feet from? I’ve looked everywhere I can for feet, with no luck – I would love to know so that I can get some for my projects….

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