Friday, March 21, 2014

Rocket Age Laptop Bag

Riley Blake Fabrics Rocket Age Laptop Bag by Fabric Mutt

I bought my old laptop bag when I got hired as an assistant principal back in 2008, so it wasn't much of a surprise when the handles started breaking last month. Just about that time my friends at Riley Blake Fabrics sent me a few prints from their cute new Rocket Age collection. It was destiny, I tell you...

Riley Blake Fabrics Rocket Age Laptop Bag by Fabric Mutt

Even though I have three little girls in my house, I can appreciate the need for boy-friendly fabrics, and these are just about perfect as far as I'm concerned. I love the subtlety of the navy Rocket Blast print, and the clever retro details in the Rocket Ads design. The Rocket System print makes a nice lining for the laptop sleeve that I sewed to go along with the case. I actually based the design of my bag on some vintage military map bags I've seen on Etsy in the past year like this one. They're full of pockets and compartments for tools and writing utensils -- just the sort of thing that I like. Wide cotton webbing made a great crossbody strap, and I used a narrower piece of webbing along with a lobster clasp and D-ring to rig up a bag closure.

Riley Blake Fabrics Rocket Age Laptop Bag by Fabric Mutt

As always, there are a few things that I can improve on next time, but overall I'm quite happy with my new bag. I took it out for a test run today so that I could do some work on my book away from the house, and it was definitely a success.

Don't you just love it when that happens?

15 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! I've been wanting to pick up some of these prints and i love how you used them!

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  2. What a great tote! Your fabric choice is great.

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  3. Super fun fabrics!!! I adore the space age fabrics so much!
    Love what you made with them.
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  4. wow, it turned out great. Love that fabric, might need to get me some, it would be perfect for my little boy.

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  5. THat is VERY cute. I love using the specific theme/pattern fabrics for a specific reason or purpose.

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  6. that is the coolest boy fabric, and such a great laptop bag :-)

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  7. I love how your mind thinks! I think I need a close up of your bag closure - it would work great on boys bags (as opposed to nothing at all or a magnetic clasp). That comic print is FABULOUS!

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  8. ooh I love it, great use of the fabric. I bought some the other day and I am trying to decide how I will use them.

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  9. Great bag. I love having a specific place for each thing. It makes it so much easier to find what you are looking for.

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  10. My laptop bag is very old and i need to buy new one. My friend suggested me to buy Kate Spade Laptop Bag. Can anyone tell me from where can i buy the bag?

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  11. ooh I really like it, outstanding use of the content. wow, it was outstanding. Really like that content, might need to get me some, it would be perfect for my little boy.And This is fantastic! I've been looking for to select up some of these publishing and i really like how you used them!Laptop Cases

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  12. As a bonus, there’s no need for antivirus programs on my Chromebook so I was able to get rid of McAfee. The battery holds a charge for around 7 hours.

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  13. Yes I would rather buy from Taka lot as they have a better after sales service than that other place as they have a reputation.
    Tips for buying Laptops for sale .

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  14. Selecting the right laptop bag is not easy and it depends on your personal choice and requirement. However it is one of the most important accessories for your laptop. It protects your laptop and also helps you to carry your papers and other gears efficiently and at times fashionably.

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