Computing in Style

My older son sort of volunteered me to make a laptop bag for one of his friends. She was having trouble finding one to fit her new computer and he knew how much I liked her, so he asked if I could help her out. She’s one of my favorite young adults, so I really couldn’t say no.

I knew when I saw this Amy Butler fabric in the shop that it was “the one,” but the boy insisted she’d prefer something else. While he juggled bolts of fabric, I snapped a pic with my phone, uploaded it to Facebook and tagged it with her name so she could see some options. As I expected, she loved the fabric I chose. (Score: Mom – 1,000,000; J – 3)

I drafted the bag to her computer’s dimensions with a little more room to accommodate the AC adapter and maybe a notebook. The bag closes with a parachute clip and strap to make it tough for someone to open it without her being aware.

She’s been at college a couple of weeks now and says she loves her one-of-a-kind bag, which mostly has been used as a messenger bag to carry her books to class. I’m just happy to have sent a little handmade love with her to college.

10 Replies to “Computing in Style”

  1. Love the bag!! How did you size the strap? Is it adjustable? Did you use some batting to pad it? I have to make one of these too – love your inspiration!!

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