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Laptop Bag


Pattern No. BO825

Slimine messenger-style bag - will fit a 15” notebook computer (can be customised to fit a range of sizes).

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With this pattern YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to make a structured base with purse feet
  • How to use Polypropylene webbing
  • How to add interfacings and support materials to fabric.
  • How to work with PVC on bags
  • How to make an adjustable strap
  • How to work with velcro
  • How to make patch, compartment and pleated pockets.
  • How to get a professional finish on a bag flap.
  • How to use bias binding on a bag.
  • How to make a crisp, structured edge at the top of a bag with a professional finish
  • LOADS of tips for making well-finished bags EASY!

See inside the bag here

Bag dimensions - 40cm x 30cm x 8cm

Design Variations

Green pinwale corduroy
and print from the
Loft 1800 range by Moda.
Brown micro-suede with
print from the Linsey range
by Timeless Treasures.
Flap and shoulder pad
include a layer of clear PVC.
Red duckcloth with print
from the Utopia
range by FreeSpirit.
Black cotton drill binding
and a PVC layer make a
feature of the flap.
Robert Kauffman print
"You got the Notion"
is a feature under PVC on
this laptop bag.
The main bag is black
pinwale corduroy and the
lining features other fabrics
from this range.

See details of this bag here...

Loft 1800 by Moda is
used here in a softer pallette
and teamed with mauve micro-suede.
It makes a very feminine and
sophisticated alternative to
the usual laptop briefcase.
Furnishing fabric from
Ikea is perfect for
making unisex laptop bags.

    BO825 - Laptop

    YOU WILL NEED:

    95cm-130cm* medium weight, fabric (duck, light denim, drill,
    canvas micro-suede, pinwale corduroy etc) for the bag body
    35cm -90cm* fabric for lining
    40cm-90cm* contrast fabric (in place of main fabric)
    95cm-155cm** medium-heavy weight, iron-on interfacing
    110cm Fusible wadding
    7.5cm Vilene S520
    7.5 x 37cm Template (stencilling) Plastic
    2m x 50mm Polypropylene or Polyester webbing
    6 x large Purse feet
    50mm Plastic Tri-glide
    50mm Looploc ring
    120cm Velcro (or other ‘hook and loop’ Fastener)

    *Fabric lengths depend on your use of contrast fabric
    **If you’re interfacing the lining (needed for the expandable pocket) you’ll need 150cm. If not, 95cm will be plenty.

    Optional: (depending on your design variation)
    1 x 50mm plastic side-release buckle
    35cm medium-weight clear PVC for flap