Laptop Bag Tutorial

April 13, 2010

 fabric laptop bag
I just whipped up this super easy laptop bag and I am loving it!  I had been using a hand me down case from my husband that looked like it was made out of an old wetsuit.  I like this much better!

fabric laptop bag tutorial

Just for fun, I added a ruffle to the front and a zippered pocket to the inside lining.

If you’d like to make one for your laptop, here’s my easy laptop bag tutorial

I’ve included a couple photos in the post to make the tutorial a bit easier to understand.  Just let me know if you have questions and I’m happy to help.

In the tutorial, you’ll see Step 8,  where I squared off the corners (also called making gussets).  It’s hard to describe, but easy to do.  Here’s a link to a great tutorial on CraftyDaisies.com.  I stitched a 1.5” long seam across the corners to make my gussets.

squaring off corners
Making gussets will give your bag a nice flat bottom.

Squared off or gusset corners 
Here are a couple photos of the last steps.  Pin the lining to the outside of the bag, turning the raw edges under. 

final laptop bag construction Then slip the handles in and pin.

laptop bag final steps
 
Topstitch everything together and you’re done!

fabric laptop bag tutorial
Linking up to some wonderful parties!

41 comments:

  1. Very cute bag and I love the ruffle detail. Thanks for the instructions.
    Jane

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  2. Very springy! I love the ruffle, too.

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  3. I love this, Carolyn!! I have been meaning to make a laptop bag for a long time. Now I have no excuse!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is fabulous! I just got a new laptop and now I have two sitting out on my kitchen counter. I was JUST thinking last night that I would really be much more inclined to move one (or both) into the office if I had a killer laptop bag with a cute ruffle to put it in. haha! And now you post this very thing to inspire me. Thanks so much!

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  5. So many sewing projects at "AP Tuesday's"...makes me want a sewing machine!!! Thank you for linking up your awesome bag!

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  6. Looks great! I love the colors and ruffles! I could definitely use something like this! Thanks for sharing @ ANYTHING RELATED!
    ~Rebekah

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  7. this is a lovely bag. i have been meaning to make one for my laptop for a while - must get to it.
    I really like the link at the bottom with all of the linky parties in it. that is another idea to try out as it would save heaps of time when linking. would you please do a post on how to create such a link? - still a newby at all this.

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  8. That is so cool. I really want to make one too now. My mom got me a netbook for my birthday and all I got for it was a pink wetsuit holder thing. That was all they had.
    I think mine will have to have room for the dvd player that I bought extra for it and for the cord. I always miss those two. Hmm, all the posibilities.

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  9. absolutlety delightful! very well done! I hopped over from "A Soft Place to Land" and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. I have become a follower and would be honored if you choose to do the same!

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  10. Super cute! I am going to have to try this....maybe my laptop will not get as beat up.

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  11. Very cute laptop bag! I need one! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Kendra
    www.keylimedesigns.blogspot.com

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  12. How cute - I really like your fabric and trim selections.

    Thank you for stopping by AtticMag leaving such a sweet comment on my garden.

    Allison

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  13. I am passing on the Beautiful Blogger Award to you! Come by to get your button (if you want :) I love the bag, great idea to finish it off with the ruffle!

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  14. This is too cute! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!!

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  15. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing and adding the extra explanations.

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  16. Very cute...I love the ruffle!!

    Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  17. I love the ruffle - what a great project!

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  18. so cute! I love the ruffle--it adds so much!

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  19. Great tutorial. So much better than the blah navy blue ones, huh? Thank you for linking and sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  20. This is super cute. What a great laptop bag - I love the ruffle! Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today.

    Chelsea

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  21. Love this laptop bag - especially the ruffle on the front!

    Jill

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  22. Hi.. This is really cute! I love the ruffle detail.. just perfect:-)
    Bella

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  23. Oooo, what a fun tutorial! I need to make myself one of these. Thanks for sharing!
    -Jill

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  24. This is the cutest laptop bag I've ever seen! I love it. And that ruffle is so perfect.

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

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  25. Hey there! I'm featuring this today. Because it's awesome.

    http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/04/featuring-you_16.html

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  26. Darn it I can't sew! I love this.. It turned out great! I can send you my address so you can mail one to me....LOL
    Seriously, this turned out great!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  27. oh now that is way cuter than my faux leather monstrosity! super cute, loves it!

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  28. That looks great. Thanks for sharing at check me out saturday www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  29. This is great! I was surfing through blogs from Friday Follow and stumbled upon this tutorial. Great info! Thanks so much!

    MageeMommy
    http://mageebaby.blogspot.com

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  30. What an adorable bag. I've been wanting a bag for my laptop but the ones in the stores are ugly and all the tutorials I've come across online just aren't what I've been wanting. THIS one though I have got to make. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful tutorial.

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  31. Love your bag and your tutorial is fantastic!! I was able to make one of my own - love the tip about the gusset. Many thanks for sharing!

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  32. the bag is beautiful!I want to buy one

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  33. Hello! I am new here,your blog is great, I like it! I want to make friends with you.Do you mind me share my laptop batteries with you? Hope you like me,thank you very much.

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  34. I really love yur bag,so fantastic.Do you want to make your laptop use a long time, I can help you, I worked in a laptop battery company. There are many high quality but cheap laptop batteries, sorry to bother you

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  35. I love this laptop bag! I'm been thinking of making one for each of my daughters for X-mas. Now I have the directions on where to start!
    Thanks!
    Suzie @
    staycalmandsewsomething.blogspot.com

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  36. Buying a decent bag for your laptop can turn into an epic quest if you're at all picky—there are a hundred bulky or badly built bags our there, and some flat-out ugly ones that look like they were designed by camels. A member of Ask Metafilter posted the following request earlier today: "I need a bag for a man with a computer." His qualifications included that it should be padded, stylish, affordable, and not too bulky.

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  37. This tutorial is so easy to follow that I pointed that I linked to it from my blog:
    handmadebyclairebear.com/2012/04/14/upcycle-project-skirt-into-shoulder-bag/

    ClaireBear

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  38. Very cute bag and I love the ruffle detail. Thanks for the instructions.

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  39. such a nice laptop bag, your instructions are a great help.

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