Fly With Me Computer Bag

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I just finished up this beautiful computer bag as a custom job for a friend, Carreen. She received a large laptop from work and had trouble finding a bag that did what she needed. She had seen my bicycle bags and wanted her bag to have a similar look.

The “Put a bird on it” design with wonky piece work and free motion embroidery has been a signature of mine lately. This front panel is made up of silk, linen, and cotton fabric scraps. It has a front zip pocket to store items that need to be easily obtained. Carreen’s favorite color is red so I made the bag in ruby red canvas and trimmed it in black. The trimming was a pain to put on once all the foam was in. It was difficult to feed it in my sewing machine. When I rolled the binding edge over to sew on my machine it looked like a mess so I hand whip stitched it down. I liked the sleek woven look of seatbelt webbing over normal webbing so opted to use that. The lining is a cute black check red flower print. The first inside zip pocket has a 1 inch gusset to fit folders, books, and such for traveling. There are two gathered pockets for cording and elastic loops for holding pens. The back inside zip pocket is for holding the laptop. The bag has a core of half inch high density foam, cotton batting, and peltex to make it sturdy and laptop safe.

While I really love this bag and highly debated letting Carreen have it, I will never do a computer bag again. I just had a hell of a time trying to get all that fabric, foam, and interfacing in the machine. I hope you like it as much as Carreen and I do.



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That turned out great! Really lovely.