Sunday, May 17, 2009

Laptop Computer Carrier

A few weeks ago I took a class from my friend Annie Unrein. I wanted to learn how to make her Laptop Computer Carrier.
I received a new lap top for Christmas and have been carrying it around in an old bag that I think Mr. Cactus picked up at a computer trade show years ago. I knew one made from Annie's pattern would be a lot nicer, and much better looking.


Annie is a wonderful teacher. She was very helpful in explaining each detail of the carrier.




This is the Laptop Purse on the front of Annie's pattern. You can purchase her pattern HERE.
She also sells the finishing kits which saved me a lot of time that I didn't have to spend hunting for each piece.

I made mine out of the fabric line "Ginseng" by Joel Dewberry.

This is the inside of the bag before I sewed the sides on. Annie's pattern has you finish every seam with a bias binding. I think the inside looks as good as the outside

Voile! This carrier measures 12" X 14 1/2".

Side 2. There are 4 outside pockets, the middle one is zippered.

I have always been a little intimidated about putting in zippers and making them look good. Annie taught me a technique that was so easy, and look at the results. Those instructions alone made the class worth it.

Side pockets in contrasting fabrics.

I love the adjustable padded shoulder strap.
Now my lap top can be happy and stylin' at the same time.
You can find Annie's patterns at http://www.byannie.com/

10 comments:

Trisha said...

Great laptop case! It looks so cute! I have never made one of Annie's patterns but I know I will someday. One of my friends from my quilt guild loves Annie's wallet purse and tote patterns. She raves about how well written they are.

Sherri said...

You'll have to let me know how you like the size and all...I promised my older daughter I'd make her one this summer...and then my younger daughter will be wanting one when we get her a laptop for college...so really I'll be making two this summer!

Material Mary said...

I have to say that you are really stylin with this bag. Love the fabric choices and the function of the bag. Great job.
Mary

Micki said...

Great laptop case and I will ahve to check out Annies's patterns. Wonderful job!
Micki

Jackie said...

The bag turned out fabulous! I also am intimidated a little by zippers. I have done them before, but don't look forward to it. Yours look perfect!

Jackie said...

What a great case! I am intimated by bags and zippers - I need to find a class too!

Gayle said...

If I ever switch to a laptop, I'll for sure make me one of these cute carriers!

Dawn said...

I lvoe the colors you used!! It turned out great!

amy smart said...

Great laptop case! Wow, I am so impressed.

Annie said...

Hey, Nedra, that laptop case looks terrific! Great job! I love seeing pictures of things that people make using my patterns. Your fabric choices were terrific. That dark brown binding really sets off the other fabrics nicely. Thanks for sharing!
Annie