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playfullyme
« on: August 05, 2012 05:25:45 PM »

I made a laptop messenger tote for my new MacBook i'm getting through work.

Inspirations:

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2011/08/back-to-school-laptop-bag/#.UBzB5vZmSwB

http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=JC&Screen=TOTEBAG

Mine: I got the pocket for the laptop general idea from the sew mama sew link and the rest of the bag from the J Caroline link. I changed it to be more messenger style as far as strap goes cause I gotta have a long strap and then I added the laptop pocket from the first link. If I did it again, I'd do it differently. I am not so sure I'll ever make it again. It was hard. But end results are great.







All fabric was in my stash but I know I did spend money at some point. I used fleece from my stash as a cushion for the laptop pocket instead of foam like the tutorial. Blue fabric was free, flower fabric was .99 at Goodwill and I only used half (approx .50), and the fleece was 2.29 and I used a 3rd of it (so approx .75). The black was a scrap from a christmas gift project but it was so miniscule I won't count it. Velcro from was also from what I already owned. (approximately 1.25 for the fabric)

I went to Jo-Anns to get foam (.99), stabilizer (3.59), strap is belt webbing (3.92 with 40% off coupon), thread (1.79), and bias tape (1.99). I also had a 25% off entire purchase coupon.  :pom:  So I spent 9.21

So this bag cost me approximately 10.41 cents. Can't get better than that! I was wondering how much I ended up spending, this was so worth it cost wise. Frustration wise? Well, you couldn't pay me to make another one.  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2012 06:55:54 PM »

I love the bag and nice job on construction. LOVE the fabric you chose.
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2012 08:01:09 PM »

Thanks! I saw it at goodwill and knew it had a place in my stash! There are a few stains but I just made sure not to cut on those parts. For 99 cents not too shabby!
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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012 08:24:01 PM »

It looks fabulous! Aren't thrift stores are great for fabric? You got a really nice one!
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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012 10:55:51 PM »

That is such a pretty bag. Because of the fabrics you chose it doesn't look at all like a computer bag. Lovely
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2012 11:16:04 AM »

Love it!  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2012 03:56:23 AM »

This is super cute!  You did an amazing job!  Love the fun and cheerful fabric! Cheesy
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playfullyme
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2012 07:05:58 AM »

Thank you guys so much! I am loving it. Wish I had put padding on both sides of the laptop instead of just one, but it's working great! Cheesy
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