aww, thanks everyone for the wonderful comments!! they are greatly appreciated!!
i'm not sure how heavy my computer is, but it is fairly heavy b/c it's a widescreen... so the fabric is a very heavy duty upholstery fabric that i bought at fabric.com, then i have two layers of batting on each side, and the inner lining fabric that i quilted. i made the straps extra wide so it would be even more support, and i sewed extra stitches around the straps and corners and bottom of the bag so that it would be extra sturdy. my computer is my baby!!!!!....so i HAD to make sure it was safe...
everyone in school is so surprised that i made it, that makes me happy
i can try to post a tutorial, but i always seem to get caught up w/ schoolwork. i will definitely try though!
again, thanks everyone for the sweet comments