Strip Quilted Laptop Bag

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I decided to make a bag to carry my laptop in and since my MSI computer is red and black I thought this fabric would be perfect.

Strip Quilted Laptop Bag

I didn’t take any photos as I was making it but I did use 3 layers of batting, one being a high loft to help protect my computer.

I used a 2½-inch jelly roll of red fabrics.

I measured the width of my laptop and cut my 2½-inch strips in half. Each strip was then 2½-inches by 20-inches. I sewed strips of fabric together until I made a piece of fabric that was big enough to fold over the laptop and still have some room to make the bottom.

Strip Quilted Laptop Bag

I meant to run the stripes vertically on the pocket but I forgot. This was kind of impromptu and I really didn’t know how I wanted to put it together.

Strip Quilted Laptop Bag

I ended up doing french seams on the sides and I have a large pocket inside to hold my power cord or mouse. The mouse also fits in the outside pocket.

Strip Quilted Laptop Bag

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The stitching on the pocket was from me stitching the straps all the way to the top of the bag. Originally I stopped the strap at the pocket but this looks nicer. The pocket is still big enough to hold my power cord.

My laptop is all snug in it’s a new bag. The width is 17 inches and the height is 15 inches.

This morning I was playing around with HST’s and realized these would make a great mouse pad. Now that I have it quilted I would really like to make blocks like this so I will be making more half-square triangles.

Strip Quilted Laptop Bag

I think the bag would have been really neat with a pocket like this…..I just laid my mouse pad over the original pocket. I didn’t make a flap or put in a magnetic closure as I will probably only use this when I go to the library.

Strip Quilted Laptop Bag
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4 Comments

  1. mtnquiltr says:

    What a nice bag, and the mouse pad is adorable!