I FINALLY have a reason to make a messenger bag for my laptop. I am going to work part-time at the school my boys attend and will be doing some work at the school and some at home. I will need to take my laptop there, so I NEEDED a pretty bag for it!!!
I ordered the closed cell foam mentioned in a post in the questions part. It is great for such a bag!!
The fabric is by Anna Maria Horner in her new Garden Party line. I just LOVE it!!!!!! I think I will make another laptop bag to sell, but I will use a more simplistic pattern!! I made my own pattern for this bag. I had a picture in my head of what I wanted - EXACTLY what I wanted!! It is always worse when you know exactly what you want because then you have to figure out how to do it!!!
I am very pleased with how it turned out. I originally made it too big (erred on the side of caution) and ended up picking it apart and cutting it down smaller.
It has two sections inside - the one with velcro for the laptop and another section for folders and the power cord, although I think the cord will probably also fit with the laptop. The front section includes an area of pockets for pens, a calculator, and other little items.
I also included a large pocket on the back for those last minute files and things!
Enough of my rambling, here is the bag!!
Inside the bag:
Side and bottom shot:
Dolly Parton has her "Coat of Many Colors" and I have my "Bag of Many Colors"!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for looking and commenting!!!