Friday, May 7, 2010
I've been meaning to make myself a backpack bag for the looooooongest time. When I'm out shopping, it's really quite difficult to drag my little trolley with one hand, sling my handbag over my shoulder, and then shop with my other hand.
I also wanted it to be large enough to fit my mini laptop inside its mini laptop sleeve bag.
On Wednesday night I measured up my laptop, drew a quick sketch, and started whipping it up, and only realised after I'd completed the outer bag section, that I'd completely forgotten to sew in the straps.... aaaaggghhh!
That's what I get for sewing by the seat of my pants!
After a little bit of unpicking, I sewed in some nice long comfy adjustable straps. I'm wishing now that I'd used some interfacing on the denim so that it wasn't quite as unstructured as it is, but oh well....too late now.
I had to avoid magnetic closures, so I used Velcro on the inner bag, and a D-ring and a Swivel Hook on the outer.
It'll be heading out for it's first test run today!