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CookieMan
« on: August 20, 2014 08:03:05 AM »

Hello Craftster community. I am new here, and also a n00b in sewing.
I have laptop backpack like this (not slots n things, just sections):

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oVtokdgc_VQ/U-sR2_p8nDI/AAAAAAAAAv8/nKmJlyTVIZ0/w1176-h882-no/DSC_0000224.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-K0VUSWOAkBA/U-sR373KqSI/AAAAAAAAAwE/ebTgZlKtayY/w1176-h882-no/DSC_0000225.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-cpHnFtXw5eg/U-sR5JSe2nI/AAAAAAAAAwM/UN9FyN26f5M/w1176-h882-no/DSC_0000226.jpg

This backpack is used to carry my laptop, but because I carry the AC adapter, mouse, mouse pad, books and pens as well, it gets very cluttered inside. I want to sew nets and black fabric in there. This is how about I want to look like:

http://www.etrailer.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/pics/t/h/THTCBP-117BGD_cc.jpg
http://www.modernbushman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/VoodooTacticalMedicalBackpack-13.jpg

How would I sew it, and any advice on materials?

Also, in what kind of stores can I find these nets?
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014 09:51:07 AM »

You should be able to find similar type fabric at most fabric stores like Joanns.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014 06:57:45 AM »

What I would do is make a bag insert - a panel with pockets - and attach it to the inside of the bag with snaps or velcro. That way you can test out what works/doesn't and you can change things over time if needed. Just take a newspaper or grocery bag to trace the size of the inside and you're good to go.
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