September 9, 2014

Gizmo Garage Laptop Bag






Well, finally I can show you one of the patterns I recently tested for Christine at Chris W Designs.  This pattern, Gizmo Garage Laptop Bag, is a laptop bag in three different sizes, small for laptops up to 13", medium for laptops up to 15" and large for laptops up to 17".  She doesn't leave it to chance.  She found out during the testing that manufacturers are not consistent with each other on width, so she created a sizing guide to help you figure out what size pattern is best for you.  And, yes you get all three patterns!  You can buy it here.

I had just recently purchased some quilting cotton that is a leopard print with shading that makes it look dimensional.  Time to make a wild Gizmo Garage (don't you just love that name?)


I made the medium size with a combination of that quilting cotton and some faux leather.  The bag is well thought out.  The laptop goes in long ways because that makes it is easier to pull out of the bag.  The front closes with a snap hook closure that keeps everything secure.






This is the back of the bag.  On the back is a padded pocket for a tablet.  There are two straps, an adjustable shoulder strap and a grab handle.



Inside is a large slip pocket with pen slip.  In front of that are two pleated pockets large enough to store your cords.  Yep...I think she thought of everything.  I'm not surprised, are you??

Be sure to stop over to her blog to see all of the other testers' bags.  They are all so different.  You can see them here.

12 comments:

  1. Looks like just the perfect bag to take on safari, LOL!!!!!! Beautiful as always Marilyn.

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    1. Does that mean I should tell my hubby that I have to go on a safari??? I always thought that it would be so cool. Thanks, Daryl.

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    1. Thanks, Lorena. Every once in a while I have to make something with animal print.

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  3. Nice work, Marilyn! I've been really enjoying your posts of all of your recent projects. I'm hoping someday to be able to generate orders for bags (I've had one so far!) and reading about your experiences is a great boost to keep on honing my craft while I wait.

    I hope that you do get to go on that safari someday in the future--if you do, you must take your bag along and get a photo of it on the Savannah (or wherever it is one goes for a safari, LOL)!!

    Krista

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    1. Thanks, Krista. Keep on enjoying your sewing and push yourself to keep trying new bags. I love to try different designers to see how they do certain steps. Not all are alike. I continue to learn new hints all of the time. Your time will come.

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  4. Marilyn, Love your bag. The animal print with the faux leather is really stunning!

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    1. Thanks so much. I can't resist animal print!

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  5. What a great fabric combo. You really went wild. Roar!! Great bag!

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  6. You're bag looks fabulous Marilyn. I always love your fabric choices and the bag is gorgeous. I've been using mine and love it.

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