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Sunday, May 9, 2010

I have been traveling!!

I am in New York this week and before I left I decided I needed a bag to carry my laptop. I needed to have something that I could protect my laptop and still be small enough to fit in my carry-on luggage.  So I decided to make one out of an up-cycled wool felted sweater. It was soft and should do just the trick!
I can't make anything without putting flowers on it, so of course it has flowers!!! I don't think any guy will wonder if this lap top belongs to a WOMAN!
I cut out the felted wool and the leaves were sewn with my sewing machine. I layered the flowers and topped it off with a cute button.
I lined it with fleece, (to make it nice and soft.) Then I added a tab with a button hole and added another button to keep it nice and snug inside.
I loved how the leaves turned out by sewing just a single stitch up the middle of the leaf.
It made a nice little home for my little laptop and it made it so nice to not have an extra bag to carry. I was able to stick it in my carry-on and it made it safe and sound! You will have to check back to see more of what I am going to make because I have a ton of ideas floating around in my head after visiting the design capital of the United States!

27 comments:

CraftyMummy said...

Just popped over from Keeping it Simple...
Love this idea! So clever and such a great result - especially the flowers :)

Meg said...

What a cute project. And you made it look so cute and personal! I love using sweaters for things...I made several pillows from sweaters this winter when I wanted a more 'cozy' look to my bed! ;)

Kaysi said...

That is super cute!! I love it!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

What an adorable lap top bag, course, you could use it for anything, even a purse.
Great idea, love the flowers and the leaves did turn out really cute. Nice you used a recycled sweater, such a good idea.
Hope you had a nice Mother's Day!
Blessings, Nellie

supepome said...

What a lovely bag - I think the leaves are beautiful!

Abigail@http://abigailscraftshowto.com

Jill said...

So cute! I now need to find a sweater!! lol

Jenny said...

I love this. I would really like to make one of these for my daughters and step-daughters. They would love it. Very, very clever! Thanks for a great tutorial, too.

Nicole Maki said...

This turned out so feminine and pretty - you are very talented with a sewing machine.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my whiteboard post. I hope you give it a try :-)

JHill said...

Beautiful, and one of a kind! Your embellishments are gorgeous!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills Party!

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Melissa said...

I love the wandering, viney leaves!!

The Girl Creative said...

Oooh, where in NY? I live there! Such a cute case! :)

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

This is soooo cute! I LOVE it! I love the material and colors you have used. Very simple, yet elegant. I want one!! :) Thanks so much for sharing this with us! Hope to see you back again soon!

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

Thanks for following! I love your profile picture. It's wonderful!!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

That laptop cover is gorgeous! I think you should sell these ;)

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I ♥ this!
I leave for Italy in 4 days... enough to hop to the thrift store for a wool sweater!
Come join in our friday's favorite linky party~ this is a favorite of mine!

Morgane said...

really nice! and the flowers are darling!
thanks for visiting!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

How cute! I think I might make one of these for my sister for a birthday present. I think she'd love the upcycled feature of it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for visiting my blog today!

Anna

~Shelley~ said...

That is adorable...I want one!!!

Visiting from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative...I'm your newest follower! Love for you to stop by and visit me!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)
~Shelley @ Shelley's Swag

www.shelleysswag.blogspot.com

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

This is the nicest, pretties laptop bag I've ever seen! You are so talented. Hope you're having fun in NY!


-heather

Debbie said...

WOW that was not only creative thinking, that has to be the nicest laptop bag I have ever seen. You could make those and sell them...it turned out just that good! Thanks for linking up for my first linky party. I look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Sailing Simply said...

Thanks for the comments on my finds. Wow! Your laptop bag is amazing! You are very talented and creative. This is super cute!

Mimi said...

I love it, very pretty!

Donna said...

Wow! You did an amazing job! I just love the felted wool flower and leaves. Gorgeous!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Visiting from Debbidoos. What a clever idea and it came out so wonderfully well! Such a good project!

Jessica Hills said...

That is SO pretty! Thanks so much for sharing this on Favorite Things Friday!

FineArtPainting said...

This is SO good that I'd love you to add a link back to your tutorial from our blog through out brand new & weekly DIY / CRAFT tutorials LINKY PARTY.

http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-free-pillow-crochet-pattern/

Many more people would love to know your idea! ... and be inspired by your beautiful execution. You've done a great job!!

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