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celticchrys
« on: February 10, 2009 08:40:40 PM »

**EDIT**  Broken link has been fixed!

I recently acquired a new laptop which is an unusual size.  The laptop is an Averatec 2500 series. It is a laptop with a 12 inch screen, but is just a bit larger than most 12 inch laptops; about the size of most 13 inch laptops.  I finally got around to making a padded bag for it.  I have an old book bag that is a vertical style bag, which is quite comfortable to carry, so I chose to make a vertical messenger style bag.  I started by reading lots of tutorials here and other places in the internet, then I used Adobe Illustrator to design my own pattern incorporating elements from various other tutorials and examples.  At any rate, here is the finished bag:



The fabric is cream and black quilted toille and black canvas.  It has two main compartments and some slightly crooked inside pockets.  Here it is loaded with laptop, PSP, cables, and pens.


This is a closeup of the lining fabric.  However it is more cream and less white in person.


Anyone who wants the basic pattern for this can get it on my blog, along with many photos of the steps of construction:
http://teadragon.org/wp/2009/02/vertical-laptop-messenger-bag-pattern/

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BattleAxe
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 04:10:10 PM »

Beautiful!  I may have to make one for a friend.
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mambosushi
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 05:18:31 PM »

Looks great
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009 05:53:33 PM »

Attractive, unique, and well made are words that come to mind when I look at your pictures. 

Love your fabric selection.

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009 03:59:03 AM »

Thank you for the link to the tutorial. I love the style of this bag, and I too have an awkward-sized laptop so I'd love to make a laptop bag to fit it. Yours looks fantastic Smiley
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