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Laptop - Zippered Box Bag

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Unisex
Style Victorian / Steampunk, Retro / Vintage, Classic, Casual, Whimsical
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What materials did you use? Small Check Navy Upholstery Fabric, Re-cycled Baby Crib Bumer Padding, Machine Embroidery for Exterior Pocket, Oversized Zipper, Orange Decorative Stitching.

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What are you most proud of? As I pieced the handles for this laptop bag--I was running really low on the Navy blue exterior fabric. I pinned and stitched carefully, and you can barely see the additional seams where I joined smaller strips of fabric. I found more of this wonderful upholstery fabric--not in Navy bluecolor, but in a dark brown. I'm going to make another laptop box bag construction in the brown fabric and will snap photos to create a tutorial to share with you. I'm working on several tutorials at the moment, including the Tomato Soup Purse. I'm continuing to use up the baby crib bumper padding I bought at Goodwill and deconstructed, washed, and recycled. The padding is spun in airy layers and is quite easy to divide in half just using your fingers, and, then I divded it again to get just the right thickness. I join sheets of padding with big zig-zag stitches--using just a needle and thread.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The box construction and zipper installation looks difficult but is quite easy. Don't forget to add decorative stitches in a high contrast thread.

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This is pretty cool, good job.

12/31/2012 Flag

Great laptop bag!

12/31/2012 Flag