Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Laptop Bags



Two little laptop bags!

This is the first time I have ever done something like this. My husband requested a laptop cover for his mom's new mini that she was receiving for her birthday. I  had the hardest time finding a tutorial that met my needs as I needed some where to store the cord too and none of the laptop cases I found had that.

So first I made one for me. I didn't want to give something crappy to my mother-in-law.

Laptop case closed



I used this tutorial at amy a la mode . I added a bit of length to fit the cord on the side. I am not happy with it. The tutorial was great. I just don't like the added width.

laptop case opened
By the way if you haven't noticed I seem to be collecting Momo fabric. 

So soon it will meet my seam ripper. Check back later for that :)

After I finished I had a better understanding of the construction. So I altered it a bit using the same basic math from the previous tutorial.

2nd laptop case

Ok a lot. I gave it a tab instead of a flap to close it and I made a pocket on the front. I really like this one and so did my mother-in-law. She even got all teary eyed. I was really nice to give something to someone who appreciated handmade gifts.
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14 comments:

  1. These bags are cool. Good finishes!

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  2. They look great! I can totally understand your love of momo fabric ;). I have a bit of a soft spot myself.

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  3. i would really love to have a patteren for the bottom one :)

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  4. From following you on pinterest it seems you share my fondness for stars. I am attempting a star quit, which is a little advanced for my skill level, and wonder if you could help me with some troubles I am having. I can email details, if interested.
    Deneice

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    1. Deneice, I wish I could reply to you, but this was left as an anonymous comment, so I don't have your email to contact you back. Of course I would help you out. You just have to email me, or leave another comment that is connected to your email address by signing in with one of your accounts. It could be google, aim, type, open id or any other listed account.

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    2. deneicesmith@att.net
      I don't have any of the types listed :(

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