A couple of weeks ago was Ilana’s birthday. Since she had recently bought a Kindle I decided to make a bag for her to carry it. But with the surgery and the trips to Santo Domingo looming over me, in the end I wasn’t so happy with the result. So when Ilana lent me her Kindle for some photos, I decided that good pictures would now do it for me.
Here’s how I made a Tablet Bag, with instructions, as well as a way to adapt it to different gadgets, like an iPad, or laptop.
The body consists of only a main piece and two small side pieces. I added a felt flower to the front, from a set I bought long ago. The bag can be carried using a strap, which can be detached (you can just sew a permanent one if you don’t have the hardware).
The bag closes with hook and loop tapes, much simpler, and durable than zippers.
Since there is no space to carry small items inside (the kindle fits snugly), and to make it easier to sew the bias tape, the side pieces don’t close at the bottom. Instead I added an inside pocket to carry papers and notes.
I don’t understand why I didn’t think of this before. It was so much easier to make than the other one. The only problem I ran into was the bias tape, you need to at least know how to find your way around it before you try this one.
I also made a wristlet strap, that can be used in lieu of the straps. The wrist band also has a ring for keys, so you can either carry the keys on the outside of the bag, or use the band as a key-fob. To attach the straps, and wrist band, I used small crab claws and a small jewelry ring because I didn’t have d-rings small enough.
To download the instruction, click here. I did not include instructions for the straps, or the wrist band, because I assume that if you can wrestle with bias tape, then you can create straps on your own.
So there, I hope you liked this one better, I certainly did. Now I wish I had a gadget to make my own bag. Speaking of which, now that Bo absconded with our laptop, time to start looking for another one, just so I can pimp it.