It is only in the past month that I have discovered Deby’s sewing projects on the Craftsy website and I admit that I am a great fan. This is yet another pattern that comes with a video tutorial showing you step-by-step exactly how to achieve a professional result.
In the introduction to the pattern Deby says:
“Do you own an iPad, tablet, reader, Kindle, small laptop or other mobile computer? Then you’ll probably want to take it out and about with you and this bag has been especially designed with that in mind. But even if you don’t have a techie item to carry, its a useful bag with some great pockets and features that you’ll love.”
“The padded tech bag is designed for your tablet or reader, and carries it in safety along with a zipper pocket in the back for your charger, phone, wallet and more. It’s roomy enough to carry a tablet but smart enough to use as a purse. Tablet or tech is optional – it’s a great bag without it!”
I feel as though I have learned another technique to add to my skills – this time it was inserting the large round gromit which I found really easy. So why have I always put off using them for curtains? There was also a different way for inserting the zip which takes advantage of highlighting a contrasting zip and tape. For my tech bag I could not find any velcro fastening so used a button and buttonhole instead. I used a contrasting button in Rust Red against the Blue and White Dog printed cotton that I bought from Meg of New Threads, Weyhill Fairground, Hampshire. I also used a Rust-coloured zip for the pocket on the reverse of the bag. As I have a stock of bag hardware I decided to add an adjustable strap which is attached to the bag with nickel rectangles and fabric loops. The finished size of the bag is approximately 9 inches wide x 11.5 inches tall plus the adjustable strap 40 inches maximum.
I am once again delighted with the project and plan to make another, this time with contrasting fabrics as shown in Deby’s demonstration bag but without the strap to use for storage of my kindle e-reader.