This slim-line messenger-style bag is made to carry up to a 15" notebook computer (although both the bag and removable computer sleeve can be customised to fit all sizes of note book computers). The large flap on the bag is the perfect canvas for textile work or a feature fabric. The detailed instructions include how to make a hard base with purse feet, a shoulder pad and a variety of internal and external pockets. As well as loads of techniques and tips for working with binding, Velcro, webbing and PVC. Your bag-making skills will take a giant leap forward!
This bag is not difficult to make, but includes lots of sewn components. It may be too large a project for a beginner to take on.
Designer: Nicole Mallalieu
Size: 40cm x 30cm x 8cm
Suitable Fabric: woven fabric
♥ 95cm-130cm* medium weight, fabric (duck, light denim, drill, canvas micro-suede, pinwale corduroy etc) for the bag body
♥ 35cm -90cm* fabric for lining
♥ 40cm-90cm* contrast fabric (in place of main fabric)
♥ 95cm-155cm** medium-heavy weight, iron-on interfacing
♥ 110cm Fusible wadding
♥ 7.5cm Vilene S520
♥ 7.5 x 37cm Template (stencilling) Plastic
♥ 2m x 50mm Polypropylene or Polyester webbing
♥ 6 x large purse feet
♥ 50mm tri-glide
♥ 50mm looploc/oblong ring
♥ 120cm Velcro (or other ‘hook and loop’ Fastener)
*Fabric lengths depend on your use of contrast fabric
**If you’re interfacing the lining (needed for the expandable pocket) you’ll need 150cm. If not, 95cm will be plenty.
(depending on your design variation)
♥ 1 x 50mm plastic side-release buckle
♥ 35cm medium-weight clear PVC for flap