Wednesday, May 7, 2014

laptop bag

I made myself a new laptop bag over the weekend. And, to my husband and kids' surprise it did not involve absolutely any colorful patchwork at all! They really were surprised, my oldest daughter even said she had no idea I could make a bag like that - I decided to take this remark as a compliment :)


From the very beginning I decided to go with very clean, sort of modern design and I think it was a success. I used home decor weight fabric for the exterior of the bag. I now want to make tons and tons more striped bags and totes.


I wanted to make sure the bag was nicely padded to protect my laptop so I decided to use Soft and Stable between the exterior and lining layers and it worked like a charm.


A zipper closure was a must, of course. Plus a tiny teapot zipper pull just because :)


What makes this bag for me though, is all these little details of fun hardware, webbing handles,


and this fantastic hand made leather tag. Sweet, isn't it?


You can probably tell I really like this bag, right? Well yes I do. But, do you want to hear something totally crazy? I measured wrong and it DOES NOT FIT my laptop :(

Yes, yes things like that happen to me quite often as I dislike prep work and measuring very much, I always want to get to sewing as soon as possible. Maybe one of these days I will learn my lesson. Until then I will simply make another bag (with correct dimensions this time - I hope) and find some other use for this snazzy, not quite the right size bag.

Hope your day is great. Svetlana

38 comments:

  1. Oh what a shame it doesn't fit! But it is totally lovely! I'm a lot like you not wanting to waste time with the calculations and just got on with the fun sewing part! Looking forward to seeing Laptop bag mark 2! Jxo

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  2. The bag is gorgeous, and if the laptop doesn't fit you can use it like a bag already.

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  3. this is so so professional looking! love it!:)

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  4. Your bag is fabulous! I love the colors. Too bad about the size, but now you will have 2 cute bags!!

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  5. Love, love the red and yellow with the black and white stripe. Great choices! The bag looks beautiful!

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  6. This bag is fabulous! Did you use a pattern for this?

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  7. Oh no! Maybe it will fit my laptop... ;)

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  8. Great bag - I was thinking the same as Kerry(pennydog)!!!

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  9. ouch.. that's hurt !! anyway, need smaller size of laptop maybe .. so hope your husband will read this and he will like to buy a new laptop for mother's day present which fit into the bag .. I love your fabric choice, thou.. so pretty

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  10. Svetlanko, opet krasne siti! Barvy jsou takove letni, volaji po ceste k mori :) Mej krasne dny! Jola

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  11. Sorry I had to laugh! What a bummer! It's a lovely bag though and you can't beat a nice stripe!

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  12. You did such a beautiful job! I love all the hardware. The silver lining is now you "have" to make another one and you'll have two such fabulous bags =)

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  13. That is super snazzy! I love it! :)

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  14. Yay! I'm not very good when it comes to measuring. I just do it somehow :) It is a shame as your bag turned out really well. Love the hardware too!

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  15. Wow such a snazy bag. You make me laugh though - I thought only I got into things without measuring!!!

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  16. I love it! Don't you want to provide instructions for us?

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  17. Wow it's stunning! What are its dimensions? Maybe can I buy it off you so you can have extra cash to make the next one!

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  18. Oh no! Such a beautifully made bag - love that stripe with the red and mustard accents. And that tag is perfect. Oh, well, as long as you get some use out of it. :-)

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  19. That's such a shame your laptop doesn't fit! It's such a striking bag. I'm sure you can find another use for it. What does the tag say in French?

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  20. It's an amazing bag. I'm sure it will fit an iPad or Kindle or something similar.

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  21. It's so cute! So sorry to hear about the measurements. Can't wait to see your next one!

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  22. such a shame you did it the wrong size but I am sure you will find other uses for it and can now measure and make another one. The webbing, label etc give it a real professional finish, a real beauty

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  23. I ADORE this bag!!!! Please do a tutorial! Even if it doesn't fit your laptop, it's a beautiful bag!

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  24. Wow, I love it!! Where did you find these cute leather tags? Best Barbara

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  25. Even if it's the wrong size it's still fantastic! Love it :)

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  26. I've done the very same thing: made the bag, found the measurements were off...so disappointing. But your bag is gorgeous, and if you want to post a tutorial, I will be first in line to make one. Beautiful job, Svetlana!!

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  27. what a great bag - so sorry to hear it's the wrong size, but I'd love to see a tutorial!

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  28. Your daughter's comment is cracking me up - that's hilarious. But this looks like something that you could buy at a trendy boutique or something, it's fantastic!

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  29. I agree, this is super cute! Great work! And since you are making another, a tutorial would be AMAZING!

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  30. I can't help it - this looks SO nice - I confess I'd love it if you made a tute too!!

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  31. I would love a tutorial....but have to admit I love your bag enough to buy a pattern . Please do make a pattern....and share it with all your many fans. Add instructions for "how to measure correctly!" Thanks so much for the most inspiring photos of your beautiful, colorful bag.....The best I've seen in a while! :)

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  32. That really is a great bag. Nice details, colors and fabric.

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  33. Oh bummer! I do love this tote. I just got a laptop, and need to make a bag for him. I will try to remember to measure twice before I cut!

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  34. I love the fabric!! please do a tutorial!! Thanks!!

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  35. Love your bag. You did a great job.

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  36. I would be so bummed out if my bag did not fit! Things like that happen to me. It is a wonderful bag!

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