My New Laptop Bag – My Progress So Far
While walking through the airport, between flights, on the way home from Ohio last winter, the strap broke on the bag that I used for carrying my laptop. What an inconvenient time to have this happen.
It was not a real computer bag, it was just that it was the right size and had zippered pockets for accessories. My husband offered to buy me a real computer bag, but I told him that I really wanted to make one myself.
Well here it is almost a year later and I am finally making one.
As soon as I saw this pattern, I knew it was exactly what I wanted to make.
The flap was the first bag part that I quilted and assembled. I am wishing now that I had quilted the meandering feathery design on this piece, but I saw this wavy columns design on Flickr and thought I would give it a try. The surfaces of all of the quilted pieces have an interesting, fun feel to them.
This is showing both sides of the front panel. I had not done a snap closure before and it was really a snap to do! 🙂
The back panel has a zippered pocket.
The quilted strip on the left is the outer side panel.
The carry strap, on the right, should be much more sturdy than the strap on my last bag. It will also be fairly comfortable since is is lined with batting.
I still have a few pieces to cut and then it will be time to assemble everything. I am excited to see this finished, it will certainly get used a lot. I will be getting together with girlfriends for a sew day later this week, and I always take my laptop with me. I really want to have this done by then so I can show it off .