Quilted Laptop Bag

The fab fabrics I got in the Fabulous Fabric Swap became a Quilted Laptop Bag! A quilt-as-you-go-bag! And QAYG is indeed an abbreviation to remember. A bit like crazy quilting, but with a more instant quilted look.

QAYG and Selvedge detail
Details of Quilted Laptop Bag, sewn and quilted by iHanna

I was inspired by Flutter Kat’s tutorial on How to make a Quilt As You Go anything. Seeing the pictures of her quilting process made me want to try this method at once, so I did.

I sewed cut pieces of fabric directly to one big piece of fabric wadding that fit around my turquoise laptop + lid. I kept adding pieces until one side was totally covered, then quilted it and added some details before i sewed it into a bag (no lining). Here is the finished thing, front, back and open:

Quilted Laptop Bag by iHanna
Backside of QAYG Computer bag
Laptop Bag with laptop inside

I used about one third of the fabrics I received in the swap, and some pieces from my stash and those selvedges found in a box on my shelf. I really think that the selvedge perfects this project, and will use more of those in the future (maybe my next project will be only selvedges – if I can find enough of them). I’m also pretty sure there will be more projects from these fabrics. The bag is made to fit my small laptop, the one that I use it for typing when I’m not at home, like when commuting, traveling or having a writing day at a café somewhere. I haven’t had a bag for it so far, but now I’ve finally made one and I think it turned out so sweet!

Open QAYG Computer Bag (no lining)

The wadding fabric is fluffy and soft like fleece, so I opted out any kind of lining. I kind of like the rough look as you know.

Also check out Sharon’s big project reveal, about all the other participants in this swap.

And let me know what you think!

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8 Responses to Quilted Laptop Bag

  1. Debi says:

    Hanna, your bag is totally awesome! I wish I knew how to sew but can never get past threading the darned machine. lol

    More than anything, I want to be able to have a sewing machine, if for nothing else – for sewing papers but again, if I can’t thread it, it won’t do me any good, right? lol

    Have a blessed Sunday!

  2. Claudia says:

    What a cheerful, happy bag. I especially like the kitty on the front.

  3. This is really pretty Hanna, i like how you use the selvedge edges. just a word of caution though, I made something similar for my laptop without lining and found I was constantly having to clean tiny bits of wadding fluff from my laptop screen. I suppose it would depend on what type of wadding you have used.

  4. mom says:

    Hallo my dear dott.

    Det var en otroligt fin dataväska du gjort. Härliga färger, den passar dig perfekt. Nu har jag gjort min väska klar, så vi kan ta en promenad med våra härliga väskorl
    I love everything you do.
    pok mom

  5. Your computer bag is so cute! I love that you wove so many different fabrics into a cohesive whole. The selvedges make me want to look at it closely to see if I spy even more of them. I’m going to check out that quilt-as-you-go link! Thank you for joining my swap :)

  6. anne says:

    Hi, Hanna,

    Your laptop bag looks great. The fabrics all look bright and happy together (love the scrap with the cat!).

    Some sort of laptop bag has been on my to-do list for a while and your project has reminded me of it… might have to start planning one.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. i love your quilted laptop bag – colours I love too :)

  8. Rein says:

    Cheerful and very pretty!

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