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Topic: So my BFF asked me to make her a laptop bag... eeek - HELP! (Please)  (Read 599 times)
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« on: April 05, 2009 06:41:18 AM »

Hello-
My friend's birthday is coming up & she asked me to make her a laptop bag. I have decided that I will make it messenger bag style. I think I will use the tutorial that says, messenger bag (the plain one, second down) I'm not a great sewer but I'm sure I can do that.

Now, here's the complicated part. Bc it will be a laptop bag, I need to add in some sort of padding. I looked in JoAnns & there is some padding (I'm sure there is an official name for this, but Idk what it is) its green. Ranging from like 10" to like 1/2" thick. I've also considered some sort of thick batting. So here are my questions:

1. Which do you think would be best?
2. Which do you think would be the least difficult to sew in?
3. At what point in the bag making process should I put this in?
4. Should I just make like a sleeve for it to go in & not try to sew it in?

AHHHH... she has more faith in my sewing skills than I do. I tried to tell her that I would BUY her a laptop bag. She insists that I create it.

Thank you in advance for your help! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2009 11:40:53 AM »

Hi there!

If you`d make the laptop-sleeve in an envelope style, I`d sew together the fabric and the lining first, leaving one side open. Then I`d put the batting in, fold the fabric inside and topstitch it. Kind of like here, but without the bias tape: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291687.msg3313603#msg3313603

Unfortunately I can`t help you with the batting, since we ain`t got no Joanns here.
This is a laptop-sleeve I made for a friend.


Don`t be afraid - it is really not that hard! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2009 06:30:51 PM »

 Grin This sounds easier than a messenger bag, I can just add straps to this. hmmmm.... I think you helped a lot- thank you greatly!!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009 01:37:07 AM »

You`re very welcome! Cheesy
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