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« on: February 09, 2010 12:38:30 PM »

Ever since I got my mac, and realized what it was like to be able to carry around a laptop that didnít weigh as much as a brick, Iíve had this problemÖ I donít know what to carry it in. The purse that I always use is way too small, and (call me picky) but I didnít just want to walk around with a canvas bag. On top of it, Iím going to England in three weeks and I needed a big carry-on bag that could hold everything.

WELL, me being me, I decided that I was going to make my OWN bag that was big enough to hold my laptop and other things, along with looking pretty. So I looked at some photos of purses I liked, made a pattern and got to work. I didnít spend a penny on this bagÖ I have a massive stash of fabric held in multiple Rubbermaid containers all over my apartment, so I just pulled from there and this is what happened! It helped that I had a spare ugly purse lying around (about to go to the thrift shop) so I took the straps and random tan accessories from it and put them on my bag. It was a complete experiment, but I am soooo happy with how it turned out!









VOILA! Pretty good for a first try, eh?
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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010 12:47:18 PM »

This is sooo prety, and I want one for my Macbook... I should work on one ASAP!
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 12:55:29 PM »

great design!  can't believe it's your first bag.  is it padded for the laptop at all?

ETA - I love how the stripes evoke a zebra pattern with the way you've gathered it.  genious!
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« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 12:57:39 PM »

no, it's not padded, but it's triple lined with various weights on canvas so that it's super heavy duty... looks pretty AND gets the job done!
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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 02:04:12 PM »

well done!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 02:24:39 PM »

That bag is fabulous! I would love to rock a bag like that.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010 03:09:19 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2010 04:01:13 PM »

incredible!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2010 04:17:17 PM »

This is amazing! I can't believe it's your first bag. You did a great job! It's so pretty I love the blue fabric. What kind of fabric is it? Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010 04:19:46 PM »

WOW...wow!  That is FANTASTIC!  I love it, it's spectacular for your first bag. 
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